Anker Debuts 2nd Generation Astro Backup Battery

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More power is a good thing!

Anker, creator of reliable, affordable electronic accessories and support devices, introduces the 2nd Generation Astro external battery, now available at Amazon.comfor $34.99. As the latest addition to the popular and highly-rated Astro family, the compact 2nd Generation Astro is designed to keep any smartphone powered up at maximum speed. Featuring Anker’s signature Smart Port, the travel-friendly Astro identifies the connected device’s exact charging requirements to deliver the fastest possible charge. With up to 2A charge current, the 2nd Generation Astro delivers maximum charge speeds to any smartphone, including the power hungry Galaxy S4. The Astro is also compatible to deliver rapid charges to tablets including iPads, the Nexus 7, and the Samsung Galaxy tablet series.

Packing a 6000mAh capacity, the 2nd Gen Astro gives you the extra boost you need on the go. Connect your device to the backup battery using the included USB cord and simply give Astro a shake to activate charging. Anker’s unique cascading LED lights show exactly how much juice the Astro has left before it needs to be recharged. The portable, stylish external battery features a soft matte black design for optimal grip.

Able to power up your smartphone 3 to 4 times, the 2nd Gen Astro is great to throw in your bag for travel or everyday use. At a small 3.7 x 1.8 x 1 inches and 9.6 ounces, the Astro won’t take up much space but will deliver much needed help if you’re in a power jam.


“The new Astro joins our recently launched Astro3 and Astro2 as the most compact addition in our 2nd generation Astro series,” said Steven Yang, Anker Founder and Chairman. “We recognize that everyone uses their devices differently and have unique power needs. With this next generation Astro series, users can choose from a complete range of capacities and sizes, all featuring our signature Smart Port technology that ensures compatibility and fastest charging for the widest range of devices to keep you connected wherever you are. The days of searching for a wall outlet are over.”


  • 6000mAh capacity output
  • 5V/1A total current capacity input
  • 5V/2A total current capacity output
  • Size: 3.7 x 1.8 x 1 inches
  • Weight: 9.6 ounces
  • Charges most smartphones 3-4 times
  • Ultra-high energy efficiency (80%)

The 2nd Gen Astro is available in black on for $34.99, with an accessory bag included.  Astro is compatible with  iPhone 5s, 5c, 5, 4S, 4; Google Glass, Samsung Galaxy S4, S3, Note 2; iPad 4, 3, 2, iPad Mini; Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1, Note 8; HTC One, EVO, Thunderbolt, Incredible, Droid DNA; Motorola ATRIX, Droid; Google Nexus 4, Nexus 7, Nexus 10 and LG Optimus, among other devices.

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