Depending on your portable power needs and propensity for lower-back pain, the Omni Ultimate is either a godsend or something wholly ridiculous. The new power pack from L.A.-based Omnicharge has certainly charged up its fans, however, having raised north of $1 million on Indiegogo â€” nearly 2,000 percent of its initial goal.
The Ultimate appears to live up to its name, with a 40,300 mAh battery thatâ€™s swappable, so youâ€™re never out of juice. Itâ€™s got an AC outlet, two full-size USB ports, one USB-C and DC in/out.
Itâ€™s also, as youâ€™d expect, a downright beast of thing and could probably serve as a weapon in a pinch. Fittingly, you probably wonâ€™t be able to take it on a plane with with you. Itâ€™s not cheap, either, at $350 for early backers and $399 for those who pick it up, standard retail. The extra batteries, meanwhile, run $150 a pop. Itâ€™s shipping now for early backers and could be a lifesaver for long outdoorsy trips.
The companyâ€™s also releasing a trio of far more portable OmniMobile chargers ranging from 3,000 to 26,800 mAh, the latter of which is the upper threshold for flights here in the States. Thereâ€™s also a Pro mobile that sports Wireless charging. Those hit Indiegogo later this month and will start shipping in March.
OmniCharge is also bringing wireless and USB C to its flagship Omni 20 in mid-February.
Source: Techcrunch Disrupt