Hyper, a device maker known for its best small and ultra-fast gallium nitride (GaN) chargers under the HyperJuice brand, is back on Kickstarter with a new plug that is even more impressive than the previous one: a stacked GaN charger that can support the eye -extracting 1600 watts of throughput. This follows the first GaN charger with a capacity of 100 watts, released via Kickstarter last fall and available for purchase in July.
The charger, available in a 65-watt option with three plugs (two USB-C and one USB-A), and a 100-watt charger with four plugs (three USB-C and one USB-A), has a built-in plug of its own designed for 1500 W, so the charger can be connected to the second unit to increase the available throughput and double the ports. (Or in case you just don’t want to lose a point of sale.) Hyper says you can actually stack 16 100W models on top of each other for a maximum of 1600W, 48 USB-C ports and 16 USB-A ports.
For reference, 100 watts is enough to power most laptops while using a second smartphone or tablet. Take the energy-efficient laptop out of the equation, and Hyper’s GaN chargers can conveniently support up to four devices at once – four four-watt brick plugs, although the company advertises its 100-watt model as capable of charging iPhone, iPad, and MacBook Pro at the same time.
However, the real attraction is the docking charger, which allows you to save the socket when connecting the HyperJuice charger or folding several together on one wall outlet to increase the number of available ports.
9 to 5Mac you have to go hand in hand with the new HyperJuice to demonstrate its capabilities, and it looks like a truly impressive and well-designed device:
Thanks to GaN, which is a much more efficient charging technology than traditional silicon and therefore allows the use of smaller and faster chargers, these chargers are as small as a mint box. The 65-watt version measures 2.83 inches x 1.42 inches x 1.2 inches. The 100 watt option is 3.36 inches x 1.77 inches x 1.20 inches.
These products are not cheap – the 65-watt model will sell for $ 80 next year, while the 100-watt model will cost $ 100. But today’s promise on Kickstarter will lead to a queue for one, starting in January 2021, with a special Kickstarter discount of 40 percent, as the 50 percent discount for early birds is already over.
Hyper has exceeded its initial target of $ 100,000 by ordering more than $ 300,000 to date, but the company has had quite successful results on the platform since last year’s campaign. And all previous devices are available on Amazon if you prefer to choose one of them now while you wait.