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Romeo Saber USB-C battery pack capable of providing 87W charging power to 15-inch MacBook Pro

Romeo Power has launched what could be an extremely useful portable battery for mobile professionals, with the high-capacity Saber power bank offering the ability to charge a MacBook Pro as well as smartphones and other smaller electronic devices.

Saber by Romeo Power

Holding up to 86 watt-hours of charge, the Romeo Saber is capable of providing enough power to charge an iPhone more than ten times and iPads two to four times. Alongside its two USB ports and single USB-C connection, it also includes a variable AC outlet that can be used to charge larger items, with the firm claiming it can be used to charge most notebooks twice.

Notably, it is capable of providing up to 90 watts of power to a single device, which means it is capable of handling the full 87 watts a 15-inch MacBook Pro requires when charging though USB-C. Overall, it is capable of charging up to four devices at the same time, using all four outputs without any extra accessories.

For recharging the power pack itself, the Saber is quick to reach its capacity, taking two hours to charge from empty. The unit measures 2.28 inches by 2.36 inches by 10.5 inches, and weighing 2.2 pounds.

Romeo built the Saber with dust and water resistance, as well as making the pack drop and shockproof, and has been approved by the FAA and TSA for taking it aboard an aircraft.

The Saber companion app for iOS allows users to check the state of the battery pack from their iPhone or iPad. Connecting over Bluetooth, the app provides real-time details concerning the amount of remaining charge, what ports are currently in use, and how long it will take to recharge from an outlet, as well as warning when it is running low on power.

Expected to ship before the holiday shopping period, the Romeo Saber will be available in black, red, and blue options. The normal retail price will be $299, but Romeo has opened preorders for the Saber at $199.