Introducing PowerCore Nintendo Switch Edition:
Anker is releasing two new PowerCores with Power Delivery, optimized specifically for Nintendo Switch. This lineup is certified by Nintendo themselves, so you won’t have to worry about any compatibility issues.... Let's take a closer look!
Kicking things off is the PowerCore 13400 Nintendo Switch Edition ($69.99).
This variant features two ports:
- 1 USB-A PowerIQ 1.0 port capable of outputting 5V @ 1.5A (7.5W) and...
- 1 USB-C Power Delivery port capable of outputting 5V @ 3A, 9V @ 2.5A, and 15V @ 1.5A (22.5W). Total power is 30W.
This model incorporates a power wheel with 8 LEDs just like Anker's PowerCore II series. The back hosts the Nintendo Switch logo.
You can expect about 1.7 Nintendo Switch charges from this little guy, which should extend your playtime up to 9 hours!
In terms of size and weight, PowerCore 13400 PD measures in at 3.8" * 3.1" * 0.9" (97 * 80 * 22 mm) and 9.2oz (260 g). Compared to the original PowerCore 13000, this new model is about 8% heavier.
Now, let's move onto it's bigger brother.
PowerCore 20100 Nintendo Switch Edition ($89.99) is distinctly different.
First and foremost, the design is much more like the original PowerCore series with a 4 LED power indicator array, and the Anker and Nintendo Switch logos are both on the front. They are also black instead of white, and on the side, there is a line separating the two ports.
In terms of power, there are a couple key differentiators here, as well!
The larger variant still features two ports, but with interestingly different specs. There is:
- 1 USB-A PowerIQ 1.0 port capable of outputting 5V @ 2A (10W) and...
- 1 USB-C Power Delivery port capable of outputting 5V @ 3A, 9V @ 2.6A, and 15V @ 1.6A (24W). Total power is 34W.
As far as dimensions go, PowerCore 20100 PD clocks in at 6.6" * 2.4" * 0.9" (168 * 62 * 22 mm) and 12.7oz (360 g), which is hardly heavier (only about 1%) than the original PowerCore 20100!
This bad boy will fully charge your Nintendo Switch 2.5 times, and extend playtime by up to 15 hours!
I also noticed that these come with a carry pouch - as well as a cable (90 cm) and tie - that still feature the old Anker logo. Come on, Anker! That being said, I really don’t mind the looks of the bags!
Of course, both sizes feature PD inputs, as well, allowing for super-fast recharging!
Both models are available to preorder in the US via the product listings (linked above) right now, and start shipping July 10. A second preorder batch will ship around August 15.
Both are currently unavailable, but the information and pictures are all up-to-date!
Who will be picking up one of these special Nintendo Switch Edition PowerCores? Of course, they can charge other devices, as well. It is really nice to see Anker finally offer a smaller and lighter PD PowerCore, but personally, I am still waiting for a 10000 mAh version with a 30W PD output + a 19.5W PowerIQ 2.0 port and a 20000 mAh version with a 45W PD output + a 19.5W PowerIQ 2.0 port.
But again, let us know all of your thoughts on Anker's latest PowerCore models by leaving a reply!