COMPUTEX 2014 - Rosewill CHiC-C Modular Power Bank

In the last couple of years, we’ve really notice a huge rise in the popularity of USB battery packs. We love our smartphones, to be sure, but we find that we are constantly running out of juice. Rosewill is no stranger to this market, but they are considering something different in the modular Rosewill CHiC-C power bank.

The idea here is that you aren’t stuck with carrying around an extra large power bank when all you need is a smaller one. Each of the three components in the Rosewill CHiC-C is good for 1000mAh of power, combining to become a 3000mAh battery. There is one main unit that you’ll need to use to actually charge your phone, but the other two parts can be easily removed. What’s great is that they’ve used a simple magnet system, so the modular parts automatically connect with one another in the right orientation.

In some ways, you could say that this is similar to the modular and expandable approach of the IDAPT Modulo, except the Rosewill CHiC-C is decidedly more compact in its approach. You can attach more than two extra parts to the CHiC-C too for an even bigger overall battery, though you do start to lose some efficiency.

COMPUTEX 2014 - Rosewill CHiC-C Modular Power Bank

It seems like an interesting product, but the Rosewill CHiC-C may or may not ever make it to retail. Rosewill is still considering the commercial viability of the CHiC-C, as they are concerned about the costs involved (which would then translate to a higher retail price). The IDAPT Modulo, for reference, is well over $100 retail.

What do you think? Would you be interested in a modular USB power bank?

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