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This is the MacBook and iPhone power pack I’ve been looking for

Updated 5 years ago

I seldom run out of iPhone battery because I almost always have an external battery that I use to recharge it. Working at a desk surrounded by power outlets also helps. But the power pack I’ve been using doesn’t work with my older MacBook, and there are times when I wish it did.

An energy storage company called Romeo Power Technology, founded by former SpaceX, Tesla, Samsung, Apple, and Amazon engineers and designers just created the power pack I need right now. Meet Saber!

Saber offers 86 watt-hours of power which means that it can recharge 15-inch MacBook Pros, and everything smaller than that, of course.

The company says it can recharge most laptops twice, and a phone more than 10 times with a single charge. The power pack, meanwhile, features fast-charging technology, which means it’ll recharge in just two hours.

Image source: Romeo Power

The Saber is shock resistant and water resistant (IP67), and offers USB-C and regular USB ports, as well as a regular AC socket. It measures just 266.7 x 59.9 x 57.9 mm and weighs 2.2 pounds. Romeo Power says the power pack is FAA- and TSA-approved, which means you can take it with you on long flights.

Finally, there’s a Saber app that connects your phone to the charger to monitor charging.

Image source: Romeo Power

The Saber will retail for $299 when it’s available later this year, but you can buy it for $199 if you preorder one now. It should be delivered to your door by the end of the year.

Here’s the video showing the Saber in action:

Chris Smith
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 closely follows the events in Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises. Outside of work, you’ll catch him streaming almost every new movie and TV show release as soon as it's available.