We’ve all been there: suddenly the power flickers a bit and then things go dark.
Often at the most inopportune moments…
Worse: the power outage can last hours, days and longer.
A Portable Power Station can literally be a lifesaver if you have invested in one to charge phones, light up rooms and plug in tools.
Now EcoFlow, a company that specialises in bringing us power on the go, is releasing a new series of Portable Power Stations under the moniker River 2 in Oz.
They come with some unique features, such as super-fast charging, which we hope to test and validate in an upcoming in-depth review.
So, to whet your appetite, here is their press release:
Three-model series makes grab-and-go power easy through industry-leading recharging speeds and LFP batteries in a compact form factor.
Sydney, Apr. 3rd, 2023 — EcoFlow, an environmentally friendly energy solutions company, today launched the RIVER 2 series, an affordable 3-product line of best-in-class entry-level portable power stations under 1kWh. Charging to 80% in just 48 minutes and with an ultra-long lifetime, the series provides the cost-effective power in its category and provides a reliable energy source for on-the-go lifestyles and emergency home backup.
Comprising 3 models – RIVER 2, RIVER 2 Max and RIVER 2 Pro – the series features advanced LFP batteries and weighs as little as 3.5kg, making grab-and-go power easier and safer than ever before. With prices starting at just $649 and a product lifetime six times the industry average, the RIVER 2 series delivers a new level of long-term value in the portable power station market and ensures as many people as possible can access the very latest in sustainable energy innovation.
“The launch of the RIVER 2 series underlines EcoFlow’s commitment to meaningful innovation that solves real-life problems,” said Bruce Wang, CEO of EcoFlow. “With an uncertain economic and environmental outlook, we want to make clean, portable energy accessible to everyone, everywhere. The EcoFlow RIVER 2 series makes this possible, offering practical, flexible and affordable energy solutions for adventures in the great outdoors or during power outages at home.”
Grab-and-Go Power for Life’s Unplanned Moments
Featuring EcoFlow’s innovative X-Stream technology, the RIVER 2 series recharges on average 5 times faster than comparable products on the market. The standard RIVER 2 model can recharge from 0-100% in just 60 minutes, with even the highest capacity model, RIVER 2 Pro, fully recharging in just 70 minutes. As a result, users can power spontaneous day trips and get-togethers, even when plans are made at the last minute.
Alternatively, the RIVER 2 series can be charged via solar power to provide users with an easy way to achieve a greener lifestyle using energy that is completely free. Supporting a maximum solar input of 220W, the RIVER 2 series can be fully recharged in as little as 3 hours using EcoFlow’s Portable Solar Panels.
Reliable Energy Provides Long-Term Peace of Mind
All 3 models of the RIVER 2 series are equipped with state-of-the-art, long-lasting LiFePO4 (LFP) batteries. Compared to an industry average of 500 cycles, the RIVER 2 series achieves 6x greater longevity, performing 3,000 cycles in one lifetime, and allowing once daily use for almost 10 years. LFP batteries provide a safer and more reliable output and can endure more extreme temperatures, enabling RIVER 2 to be used in difficult weather conditions. Additionally, all EcoFlow RIVER 2 models come with a 5-year warranty for enduring peace of mind.
Economical Energy from Day One and Beyond
Reflecting EcoFlow’s desire to make eco-friendly energy solutions easier to access than ever before, the series provides an entry-level solution at an affordable initial price, ranging from just $649 for the standard RIVER 2 to $1,399 for the 768Wh Pro model. In the long-term, the series’ fast recharging speeds and ultra-long product lifetime eliminates the need for regular replacement, making the RIVER 2 series the cost-effective range of portable power stations under 1kWh on the market.
EcoFlow RIVER 2 and RIVER 2 Max are available for purchase from the EcoFlow official website, Amazon, Harvey Norman, Anaconda, Total Tools, Battery World, etc on 3rd April. The availability date of EcoFlow RIVER 2 Pro will be announced later.
EcoFlow is a leading eco-friendly energy solutions company with the vision to power a new world. Since its founding in 2017, EcoFlow aims to become a reliable and trusted energy companion for individuals and families across the world, providing accessible and renewable power solutions at home, outdoors, and in mobile spaces. Today, with operational headquarters located in the USA, Germany, and Japan, EcoFlow has empowered more than 2 million users in over 100 markets worldwide.