Astro3 offers 80-percent efficiency and charging for three devices at once
Anker, maker of phone accessories and backup batteries, has just announced its most efficient mobile battery to date -- the Astro3. This 12,000mAh battery pack, which Anker calls "flask sized" (4.4 x 3.3 x 1-inches), offers charging for three devices simultaneously over USB. The pack outputs up to 4a in total across the ports, meaning you'll have more than enough juice to power a tablet and two phones if necessary. There is also a circular LED power indicator that shows how much power is left in the pack, which is a nice touch.
Anker says that the Astro3 is the highest efficiency backup battery it has made, with 80-percent efficiency on its capacity offering a quoted 6-7 charges for most modern phones before it has to be recharged itself. For the road warriors among us this would be a great solution. The Astro3 is retailing for $49.99 and can be purchased from Amazon at the source link below.
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The new Astro3 activates with a shake to power up mobile devices at the fastest possible speed
Santa Clara, Calif. – July 23, 2013 – Anker, creator of reliable, affordable electronic accessories and support devices, introduces the second generation Astro3 external battery, now available at Amazon.com. The flask-sized Astro3 packs a high-capacity 12,000mAh battery that can charge to up to three mobile devices simultaneously with its highest-in- the-industry 4A current capacity. The versatile external battery pack has three USB ports including a Smart Port that identifies the type of device that is plugged in and then adjusts to deliver its fastest charge speed. The second generation Astro3 is the first to feature a single port that can offer full-speed, fast charges to both iPad and the Samsung Galaxy Tab.
The two additional ports offer universal charging for Android phones at maximum speed and are also compatible with iPhones and other 5V USB-charging devices. The Astro3 can deliver six to seven full charges for most smartphones and offers a quick, energy-efficient power boost to keep you connected at all times.
The matte black, button-free Astro3 features a minimalist and intuitive design that complements your existing products. Simply shake the lightweight, compact device to start a charge or see the battery’s remaining power level. Small circular LED power indicators dial down so users know at a glance exactly how much juice is left.
“As part of our flagship line of Astro External Batteries, the new Astro3 is easy-to-use, affordable and bridges the Apple / Android divide to deliver truly full-speed charges no matter the device,” said Steven Yang, Anker Founder and Chairman. “To do this, the battery pack features a unique smart chip that adjusts USB pin signals to access and accommodate the connected mobile device's true full-speed charging current.”
With an energy efficiency rate 10 percent higher than other external batteries, Astro3 uses smart chip technology to determine full charging speeds, delivering more than 50 hours of talk time for smartphones.
12000mAh capacity output
5V/4A total current capacity input
Size: 4.4 x 3.3 x 1 inches
Weight: 10.6 ounces
Charges most smartphones 6-7 times
Ultra-high energy efficiency (80%)
Astro3 is available in black on Amazon.com for $49.99, with an accessory bag included. Astro3 is compatible with iPhone 5, 4S, 4; Samsung Galaxy S4, S3, Note 2; iPad 4, 3, 2, iPad Mini; Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1, Note 8; HTC One, EVO, Thunderbolt, Incredible, Droid DNA; Motorola ATRIX, Droid; Google Nexus 4, Nexus 7, Nexus 10 and LG Optimus, among other devices.
Media members interested in more information may visit www.ianker.com or contact PR representative Meghan Petchel at (305)374-4404 x 162 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Anker, creator of reliable, affordable electronic accessories and support devices, was founded in 2008 by a group of ex-Googlers who set out to design dependable technology products with a commitment to getting it right through constant improvement. With an extensive line of products including external batteries, keyboards & mice, USB 3.0 products, adapters and Bluetooth devices, Anker continues to design new products to make life easier, more convenient and less consumed by the day-to-day. For more information, visit www.ianker.com.
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