River is the big-ass battery you didn’t know you wanted
We can’t help but swoon over phones with big, 3,500mAh batteries. There’s something magical about the promise of untethered longevity, conjuring images of hitting the open road for some carefree, off-grid adventure. So imagine what you could do with a portable battery packing 33 times the energy capacity of the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus. That’s River, the first product from the upstarts at EcoFlow, and it’s a gadget I never thought I’d want until I lived with a prototype for a week.
What is it?
River is a 116,000mAh (412Wh) battery that weighs 11 pounds and is capable of supplying a total of 500 watts (AC + DC) to your electrical devices. That means it has enough capacity to recharge a laptop about 10 times, a phone about 50 times, or a…