UPDATE: (June 8, 2018 – 3:21 PM) — Anker’s official Twitter account has confirmed that these PowerCore battery banks will indeed be coming to the West. Pre-orders will begin tomorrow (June 9). Shipments will start rolling out on July 10.
The official pricing (in USD) is as follows. Just click the links to be taken to the pre-order pages:
If you own a mobile device, chances are you may be familiar with the brand ‘Anker’. They’re a Chinese company that makes a lot of different consumer electronics, but they’re mostly known for their battery solutions. Speaking of which, Anker has reached out to Nintendo to develop officially-licensed power banks for the Switch. These power banks are now available in Japan.
The Anker Switch power banks come in two variants: the PowerCore 13400 and the PowerCore 20100. The 13400 model is the smallest in both size and battery capacity (13400mAh). The 20100 model is a little longer, but skinnier and has 20100mAh of battery capacity. The Nintendo Switch has a battery capacity of 4,310mAH so either of these battery banks will be able to fully charge the Switch multiple times.
Since these are still USB-C chargers, that means you can use them with more devices than just the Nintendo Switch. Both of the PowerCore banks sport Power-Delivery functionality and PowerIQ technology. This allows them to charge devices at full speed.
If you’re interested in picking one of these up, it must be noted that they aren’t exactly cheap. The Anker PowerCore 13400 costs 6,980 yen ($63.47 USD) and the 20100 model is going for 9,980 yen (90$.75). Hopefully, Anker will bring both banks over to the West soon.