Little known Romeo Power Technology of Vernon, Calif., is introducing a personal power pack designed to recharge any digital device at full speed.
Called Saber, the charger is initially being targeted for MacBook Pros, a noted battery hog. Romeo Power Technology has developed an energy-dense battery pack from a team of engineers and designers from noted companies such as SpaceX, Tesla, Samsung, Apple, and Amazon. The company has stated philosophy that safe and reliable energy is crucial to the advancement of human health and economic development. The product is based on the same power technology used in Romeo’s electric vehicle and stationary battery packs.
Dion Isselhardt, Romeo Power Technology’s chief product officer, said Saber is like having a wall socket in your pocket.
Saber offers 86 watt-hours of power and the product can charge up devices in two hours and will then recharge most laptops twice, a tablet two to four times or a phone more than 10 times, with a single charge, according to Romeo.
The product contains inverter technology and a variable AC, USB-C and two USB ports and can charge any device 90 watts or less – from a drone or DSLR camera to a mobile phone or 15-inch 85-watt MacBook Pro. Saber can charge up to four devices at one time, with no additional accessories required.
Weighing 2.2 pounds, the Saber is FAA- and TSA-approved and its vent-free body is ultra drop and shockproof as well as dust and water resistant (IPX67), allowing consumers to use Romeo’s power pack in any climate.
The product also has Romeo’s Battery Management System and has been designed with multiple safety gates in place across both the firmware and hardware. It also features a SafeCharge feature that knows what is plugged in and auto-adjusts output power for rapid, worry-free charging.
There is also a Saber app that will be available on iOS and Android. This app provides real-time information about the device, including charge status, port usage, and safety notifications.
Saber comes in black, red or blue and is priced at $299. If you pre-order it at www.romeopower.com/saber the company cuts the price down by $100.