I am designing a battery + hub for the rMB and I need your help

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by voltus, May 4, 2015.

  1. Mattymoocow macrumors member


    Jun 27, 2010
  2. Queen6, Jun 7, 2015
    Last edited: Jun 9, 2015

    Queen6 macrumors 604


    Dec 11, 2008
    Flying over the rainforest at dawn - Priceless
    Presently there are 3 contenders on Kickstarter, that offer expanded connectivity and other features

    1. Voltus: First and for most an external rapid charge power solution, while away from the mains supply for extended periods, that also offers port expansion; USB C passthrough, USB C out & USB 3 A type ports.
    Downside by nature larger capacity batteries incur bulk & additional weight

    2. KADI: solely port expansion, data, video & power.
    Downside as the Kadi mimics the Retina MacBook`s svelte profile, I can see some USB plugs etc. may place strain and or force the Kadi up off the desk, requires a further adaptor for HDMI.

    3. Hub+: port expansion, data, video & power with ability to charge a smartphone etc
    Downside not too much really as a port expansion hub, however Hub+ requires a further adaptor for HDMI.

    Hub+ & KADI are very similar being primarily expansion hubs, Voltus will keep your Retina MacBook up and running while in the field and or traveling, additionally offering USB expansion.

  3. voltus thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 4, 2015
    Great summary!

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