Small Brick, Big Power: EcoFlow RIVER mini Battery Recharges Fast, Powers Adventure

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EcoFlow River Mini

EcoFlow releases a small but mighty power brick that delivers fast charge times.

Laptops, cameras, headlamps, phones … if you are a student, like to travel, or simply play outdoors, chances are these digital toys come along for the ride. A small, reliable power source is the new everyday carry.

Good news for those on the go. EcoFlow just launched the RIVER mini power station. This small-but-mighty power brick can charge up to eight devices at once and can recharge from stone cold to 80% in just an hour.

Hard-charging through life? Keep power at hand with your new sidekick.

This article is sponsored by EcoFlow. Read on to learn more about the EcoFlow RIVER mini.

EcoFlow River Mini

(Photo/EcoFlow)

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The lithium-ion battery pack has surged into mainstream over the past decade. The relatively new power player, EcoFlow, put its stamp in the amps with their DELTA power station. The smallest in the DELTA lineup, the DELTA mini, can power up a mobile media army and is a good option for car camping and around the home power supply.

But the heavy watts weigh in at the size of a small cooler, which makes the power bank less portable. EcoFlow’s RIVER mini comes in at the size of a brick — about 25% smaller than the competition — is a compelling choice for those who need power without the bulk.

EcoFlow River Mini

(Photo/EcoFlow)

EcoFlow RIVER mini Specs

Price: $349
Weight: 2.85 kg (6.2 lbs)
Size: 9 in. x 5.5 in. x 5.2 in.
Capacity: 210 Wh
Power output: 300 W (can power 90% of consumer electronics and small appliances*)
Fast charge time: 80% in one hr. 100% in 1.5 hr. (300W input)
Solar charge time: 3-6 hr. in full sunlight

*The RIVER mini can support up to 600W appliances when used with the brand’s X-Boost technology.

EcoFlow River Mini

(Photo/EcoFlow)

Fast Charging

One of the biggest shortcomings of a portable power source is the time it takes to recharge them. Recharging a depleted power station typically takes anywhere from four to eight hours. This implies that grab-and-go power source probably needs to be plugged in the night before.

Short on time? The RIVER mini can recharge from zero to 80% charge in just an hour. Can you spare another 30 minutes? It can reach a full charge in 1.5 hours.

Of course, if you’ve gotta get on the road, you can recharge the RIVER mini through your car’s port. A full charge from the car takes about 3.5 hours, according to EcoFlow.

Off the grid and in the field, the RIVER mini can leverage solar. But it will take a little longer. Depending on cloud coverage, it will top off anywhere between three to six hours.

This is a fraction of the time it takes competing power sources to recharge and makes the RIVER mini a true standout in the field.

Aesthetic and Functional Design

Neon hits and luggy handles be gone. The RIVER mini powers with cool, unassuming swagger. The matte black finish is matched with subtle curves that take the edge off this power brick.

On the front, the RIVER mini outputs power through four USB ports (including a Type C for the latest Macbook Pro or iPad), two “Anywhere AC” ports, and a single DC port for your car. Cutting the cord, the RIVER mini has a 15W wireless charger for the phone.

You can simultaneously charge up to eight devices, making the RIVER mini a compelling mobile office for the digital nomad.

EcoFlow River Mini

(Photo/EcoFlow)

Smaller Box, Bigger Watts

About the size of a brick, the RIVER mini weighs in just over six pounds. Backpackers will probably want something lighter, but its compact profile is about 25% smaller than competing power banks, making the RIVER mini ideal for students, travelers, or mobile professionals who need to power up when away from an outlet.

The 300W rating allows you to charge most consumer electronics like your phone, laptop, or drone. If you need to squeeze more juice, the X-Boost mode allows the RIVER mini to power some 600W appliances like your refrigerator or desktop computer.

Quiet As a Church Mouse

It’s physics really. Putting out watts churns out heat. To keep the station from overheating, power stations have a fan. The downside is that fans on more powerful stations tend to hum loud.

But that’s not the case with the RIVER mini. Running and recharging whispers at around 40db. For those who don’t track decibels, this sits in the “barely audible range” and like what you would hear in a library.

So go ahead and set up camp at your local coffee shop. Both you and your table neighbors can enjoy your lattes.

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