Moshi Goes Premium with Battery Banks and USB-C

Well-known mobile accessories maker Moshi was back at CES and showing off its latest crop of accessories, including new power banks and a new line of headphones.

Moshi is calling its new series of portable battery banks the IonBank, and they’re adding three different models, each with increasing capacity: the IonBank 3K, the IonBank 5K, and the IonBank 10K will offer users roughly 3000, 5000, and 10000 mAh, respectively. The company has added features like built-in Lightning and USB cables and vegan leather covers.

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slack_for_ios_upload-2We stopped by to check them out – while they don’t seem to be anything revolutionary, we were still impressed by the higher-end look and feel. The new line offers fashionable alternatives to Mophie and other brands. Moshi says new circuitry in the IonBanks prioritizes the iOS device when charging – so your phone will always get powered first. You’ll be able to snag one of these next month starting at $65.

slack_for_ios_uploadSpeaking of premium – that’s where Moshi is targeting its next product, a new flagship set of on-ear headphones. Called the Avanti, Moshi is continues with the vegan leather, combining it here with a stainless steel band. Inside, Moshi has used a pair 40mm drivers for quality sound. You can connect the Avanti with a removable audio cable – the in-line remote works with any smartphone. Headed for store shelves sometime this spring, Moshi is expecting to charge $200 for the Avanti headphones.

The accessories company also had a trio of USB-C accessories to show off – a standard USB-C to USB-C cable will run you thirty dollars, while a USB-C to HDMI adapter will run you $40. The top of the USB-C trio belongs to Moshi’s new USB-C Multiport adapter, at $79. It features an HDMI port like the last cable, but also a standard USB 3.0 port as well as a USB-C passthrough port for charging your laptop or tablet at the same time. The first two cables will be available later this month, while the Multiport Adapter will ship this March.

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Helios Series (Helios & Helios Lite)Finally, to carry all these products in, Moshi showed off their new line of Helios backpacks: the Helios, which holds up to 15-inch laptops, and the Helios Lite, which will carry a 13-inch model. These new bags are pretty sleek, offering you a ton of space with a fresh, modern design. Each bag is built out of water-resistant fabrics, with more of Moshi’s “vegan leather” serving accent duty. You’ll be able to score the Helios Lite in either blue or grey for $120, or the bigger Helios, in either black or a rich brown, for $150. Both backpacks ship in March.

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