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Anker is releasing two battery packs designed specifically for the Nintendo Switch

These are the first two officially-licensed power banks for the Switch.

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Image: Anker

We all love playing the Nintendo Switch in portable mode, it’s incredibly convenient and it’s a rewarding gaming experience. That said, the short battery life can leave us with princesses that need rescuing and unslain monsters. Today, Anker announced two new battery packs that are optimized for fast charging the Nintendo Switch.

The larger of the two can extend your gaming sessions for up to 15 additional hours, thanks to its 20100mAh battery and will retail at $90. Its smaller sibling comes with a 13400mAh battery, retails at $70, and will provide up to 10 hours of additional gaming.

Both are rounded and sleek, as we’ve come to expect from Anker, and branded with the Nintendo Switch logo.

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Image: Anker

It’s important to point out that since the Nintendo Switch uses USB-C and not a proprietary charging port, that you can use any high-powered USB-C charger with it. You might not get the charging speeds of these two devices, however, as Anker claims that its chargers can fast-charge the Nintendo Switch in 3 to 3.5 hours, depending on which of the two devices you’re using. It will even charge that fast while you’re playing, which is an impressive feat.

You can currently pre-order both of these battery packs at Anker’s website, with the devices getting to you at some point after July 10th. If you don’t have a portable charging solution for your Switch already, it’s well worth taking a look at these devices.

What do you think? Would you benefit from a portable charger for your Switch? Let us know in the comments.

In other battery news: Intel is working on a low-power display that could double battery life on laptopsIf you purchased an iPhone battery in 2017 you’re about to become $50 richerCharmas’s 26800mAh power bank is the last portable battery I’ll need.

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