Hyper has announced a pair of over-the-top USB-C accessories: HyperJuice 245W USB-C Battery Pack and the HyperJuice 245W USB-C GaN Charger, each of which offers four USB-C ports for charging up all your gadgets at once.
Despite the big “245W” in the names here, neither the new charger nor the new battery pack uses the recently released USB-C PD 3.1 spec that enables charging at up to 240W. Rather, the number refers to the total combined wattage that the new products can put out across the four total ports; each port still maxes out at 100W, though. (Which means that you won’t be able to use it for the 140W fast charging on a new 16-inch MacBook Pro, for example.)
The HyperJuice 245W USB-C GaN Charger features four ports, each rated for 100W, although due to the vagaries of USB-C specs, the charging breaks down as follows: one device at up to 100W; two devices at up to 100W each; three devices with two at up to 100W and one at up to 45W; or four devices with one at 100W and three at 45W.
Similarly, the battery pack also has various limitations; consult the following chart here for the breakdown of the various power distribution options. The battery pack itself is a 27,000mAh (100Wh) battery, meaning that it just fits under the maximum limit for bringing on planes.
The two products aren’t the first high-wattage USB-C chargers or battery packs we’ve seen; Zendure released similar products last year, including its SuperTank Pro battery pack that’s so similar to the new HyperJuice that they appear to have identical displays and iconography.
The new HyperJuice charger and battery pack are available to back on Indiegogo, with shipping planned for December. The charger starts at $99 with early bird pricing, with an expected retail price of $199, while the battery pack starts at $149 with an expected retail price of $299.