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The Retina MacBook finally gets the USB Type-C external battery it deserves

Published Jul 9th, 2015 5:16PM EDT

One of the main new features of the 12-inch Retina MacBook is its USB Type-C port that can both charge the battery and let you connect other devices at the same time, but only as long as you have an adapter. And now a new accessory from the makers of the Magnetic Organization System (MOS) is promising to be the USB Type-C-friendly external battery that your MacBook deserves.

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While many existing accessories can recharge the Retina MacBook via USB-C, the just-announced Reach Go is the “world’s first power bank that can charge a laptop battery at full speed.

The Reach Go retails for $99 and offers 15,000 mAh of extra power that can be used to recharge both USB-C and USB 3.0 devices. Additionally, the accessory can also be used as a USB 3.0 hub, the company says.

However, you can’t order the accessory just yet from the company’s website. Instead, you can only register for purchase-related updates for the time being. Check out the device for yourself here.

Chris Smith Senior Writer

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he brings his entertainment expertise to Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises.

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