Ever since the Nintendo Switch was released people have been searching for the perfect portable battery pack to keep the Switch alive on the go. Well, search no further because Anker has finally released officially branded Nintendo Switch portable batteries.
Anker has partnered with Nintendo to release two official battery packs for the portable system. Both will be available for purchase at retail and online starting August 13th.
The Powercore 13400, which is the cheaper of the two, will retail for $69.99. It has the capacity to hold 1.7 Switch charges. That nets you about 10 extra hours of battery life.
The second of the two chargers is the larger Powercore 20100. This charger holds an impressive 2.5 full Switch charges and will help you achieve around 15 hours of extra playtime on the go. Of course, this one will also cost you a little more with a price tag of $89.99.
Both chargers use USB-C to deliver a steady charge to the Switch and are also capable of charging your device while you continue to play. It should be noted that even though these chargers sport a Nintendo Switch logo they can also still charge other devices like your phone. So this really is the perfect tool for anyone who travels with a lot of electronic devices.
These portable batteries also might look familiar to many early adopters of the Switch. That’s because they have been around since the launch of the Switch, just without the Nintendo branding. Many Switch users have sworn by these two specific Anker products as the perfect Switch portable batteries, so it makes sense to see the two companies finally partner up and make it official.
This isn’t the first time we have seen Nintendo put their name behind originally unofficial Switch accessories. Many people used the Sandisk micro sd cards for the Switch before Nintendo also partnered with Sandisk to make the product official as well.
So if you aren’t able to find the Nintendo Switch branded portable batteries by Anker don’t fret. The regular Anker versions of both these chargers are easy to find at any electronics retailer. I can also say from experience that the Powercore 20100 is a great product that is worth the investment if you bring your devices on the go.