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This article was published on April 20, 2016

You don’t need Anker’s new 120,600mAh battery pack/generator, but you’ll want it

You don’t need Anker’s new 120,600mAh battery pack/generator, but you’ll want it
Nate Swanner
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Do you need a 120,600mAh battery pack that weighs nine pounds and can charge a smartphone 40 times before it needs a charge itself?

No, you don’t — but you reallywant one.

Anker has just released the PowerHouse, which is as much battery pack as a generator, which is how Anker refers to it on its site and via Amazon.

According to its own numbers, Anker says you’ll also be able to charge a laptop about 15 times, power a mini fridge for about seven hours or keep a 15 volt light on for 100 hours.

A dense lithium ion battery powers everything, and Anker claims it has been impact tested and is shock resistant. The PowerHouse has a DC converter, an AC plug and four USB hubs (with Anker’s IQ charging standard to charge devices as fast as possible).

For $399 (with the promo code ANKPower for preorders), the PowerHouse can be yours starting May 22. It’s normal retail price is $499.

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