This article is based on an article from the Japanese edition of Engadget and was created using the translation tool Deepl.
Hyper, the venerable mobile battery and charger company, has announced the HyperJuice Stackable GaN Charger, a small USB-C charger with a connectable AC connector.
The basic specification as a charger is that it has a large output of 100W/65W, which is compatible with USB-PD and can also charge a notebook PC, but it is also small enough to fit in the palm of your hand due to the use of gallium nitride (GaN) semiconductors.
Furthermore, the main body is equipped with an AC outlet that can pass through to 1500W, so even if you don't have enough power outlets, you can use it by connecting two chargers together without fighting with each other.
Sanho Corporation's HYPER brand has made a name for itself with its HyperMac battery (later renamed HyperJuice), which can charge a MacBook, even at a time when high-powered mobile batteries were not as popular as they are today.
Hyper launched its Kickstarter campaign with the connectable HyperJuice Stackable GaN USB-C Charger (65W / 100W).
The 65W version is smaller and lighter at 72 x 36 x 30.5mm and weighs approximately 103g, and has three USB-A ports with up to 18W output (QC 3.0 compatible) and two USB-C ports (USB-PD 3.0 compatible) for a total of up to 65W output.
The 100W version measures approximately 85 x 45 x 30 mm and weighs 166 grams, with one more USB-C port for a total of four ports.
Both of them have an AC plug that can be folded up and one AC socket on the back.
It's not uncommon for people to try to use a shared power outlet at airports and find that it's already occupied and they are having trouble or fighting over it, but with the HyperJuice Stackable, any device up to 1500W can be connected and used.
If you were to connect more and more HyperJuice stackable chargers to each other, the 100W versions of the HyperJuice stackable chargers would be able to provide a total of 16 units with 64 ports and 1600W output for a large charging station.
Commercial availability is scheduled for the first half of 2021. The preliminary price is $79.99 for the 65W version and $99.99 for the 100W version.
They are currently seeking support from potential pre-purchasers on Kickstarter, a crowdfunding service, prior to general sales. The cheapest Early Bird can be purchased for $40 for the 65W version and $50 for the 100W version. It's open until October 26, but unfortunately, they're not accepting direct shipping to Japan.
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