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New USB-C battery pack promises laptop charging at mains speed

Universal USB-C technology promises to open the floodgates for a host of useful computing and mobile accessories – and this brand-new external battery pack might be the most desirable yet.

According to its developers, the Reach Go from MOS (via Gizmodo) will be able to replenish a laptop computer at the same speed as a mains power adapter, making it the first device of its kind.

As well being super-speedy, the Reach Go has plenty of gas in the tank too. The makers say the 15,000mAh battery is cable of fully charging the new MacBook (2015) almost three times – and the unit itself can be fully recharged in about four hours.

See also: USB-C: Everything you need to know

As well as replenishing a USB Type-C computer, such as the latest Chromebook or MacBook 2015, the multi-talented battery pack can also recharge two other USB devices.

So, those snapping one up will be able to keep their smartphone, tablet and laptop powered up using the same battery pack.

The Reach Go also acts as a USB 3 hub for your computer, keeping everything connected and adding to the port availability on the new MacBook, which has ditched the traditional-shaped USB port completely.

Related: MacBook (2015) vs MacBook Air (2015)

The $99 (about £65) device will go on sale sometime in October, and could become the ultimate travel accessory for those early adopters of USB Type-C laptops.

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