Technology accessory maker, Anker, unveiled a handful of new products today at a small event held in New York City, unveiling its Nebula Capsule II, high-powered 27W charger, plus new Soundcore Model Zero smart speakers.
Nebula Capsule II Mini Android TV Projector
The second generation Nebula Capsule II was unveiled and launches as a pre-order on Kickstarter, which the company says will “better facilitate a global launch and availability.”
The Nebula Capsule II will have a 1280 x 720 resolution (720P HD), even brighter with 200 ANSI lumens, and run on Android TV 9.0, which supports over 3600 apps. There are 8W speakers with dual passive radiators, while connectivity will include USB Type C, HDMI, USB, AUX Out, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and Chromecast support, all in its tiny soda can design.
This time around there is now 1-second auto-focus, while the mini projector will also support Google Assistant.
We’ve tested out the first generation Nebula Capsule before, and it’s an impressive product for its size. This second generation sounds like it’s going to be even better.
The Nebula Capsule II is available for pre-order on October 26, 2018 at 7AM PDT/10AM EDT, starting at $349 USD for Super Early Bird backers on Kickstarter.
Update: We’ve added a link to Anker’s Kickstarter for Nebula Capsule II. So far, it’s already raised a staggering $532,000 CAD in just over 5 hours.
Anker says for Capsule I purchases made before 10/26/2018, they will refund $100 USD to customers, if you email them your receipt and serial number.
PowerPort Atom PD 1 Charger
Anker says the new PowerPort Atom PD 1 took one year of development and says “the world’s smallest Power Delivery wall charger has arrived,” utilizing GaN (Gallium Nitride) components to help it become smaller and offer more power output and be more efficient than regular wall chargers.
The Atom series will be Anker’s latest line of small, lightweight chargers able to charge MacBooks, Nintendo Switches, smartphones and other Power Delivery devices.
The total output wattage is 27W in a product that weighs 62 grams, in a footprint the size of your stock 5W iPhone charger—that can also charge your laptop.
This charger will be priced at $29.99 USD, with a launch date to be announced.
Soundcore Model Zero+ Speakers with Google Assistant
The new Model Series line of speakers brings premium audio quality according to Anker, coupled with “state of the art design,” in its Model Zero+ and Model Zero.
The speakers support Dolby Audio and have built-in Google Assistant, to go with 5 hours of battery life while on the go (it can also be wall charged).
Soundcore Model Zero+
The Zero+ model has “Designed by Scan-Speak” drivers, which Anker says further increases its audio output definition. Anker is the first third party to use these drivers in a portable speaker.
The Model Zero+ will retail for $249.99 USD and Model Zero at $199.99 USD, set to be released in November.
Once we find out Canadian pricing and availability, we’ll update this post. Stay tuned.