First Elephone powerbank product is here and the chinese manufacturer is trying to enter the market in style with ELE Thunder, because it’s just overflowing with features and latest technologies. Of course as most of the higher end devices it’s not exactly cheap but that’s the price for evolution.
Most important feature of the ELE Thunder is the Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 support allowing the devices being charge up to four times faster than with conventional charging means. It also employs the smart Intelligent Negotiation for Optimum Voltage (INOV) algorithm, which can determine the optimal voltage for the connected device.
ELE Thunder carries a hefty 16000 mAh capacity using high-end LG chips with allegedly very high 95 % conversion rate. The powerbank’s design is very interesting with metal and rubber oil coating resembling some rugged type of external harddisks. With 296 g of weight and 15.3cm x6.5cm x 2.3cm dimensions it’s fairly light compared to similar products and offers all the important ports with USB Type-C, normal USB and micro-USB.
The company promises also very fast charging times for the powerbank itself, 8000 mAh level should be reached in just 2 hours. Currently it’s available from the official Elephone store for $44.99 in the black/gold combination only, although black/red and white/rose gold should be up for grabs later on too.
You can find more information about ELE Thunder in here or here. Another interesting piece of info just landed from the Elephone too, seems like they have a “large group of QC 3.0 devices” coming and im quite curious. Let’s wait and see.