There’s big news in Drobo-land for those of us who really love the uber-portable Drobo Mini. When the Mini was released I spoke to my friends over at Sanho (the guys behind Hypershop with the awesome external laptop batteries, remote camera controls, etc.) and asked them if they could do something to help us make them truly mobile. Their mad scientists retreated into a hidden lab, and have just sent me this prototype Drobo Mini Battery. YEAH!!!
What you are gazing upon is actually the ONLY Drobo Mini battery that exists outside the Sanho labs. I’m testing it out and giving feedback, but hopefully it won’t be long before commercial availability.
Here are a few very cool things about this battery. First of all, it fits inside the Drobo travel case – like a glove!
Because the battery is thin enough, you can still put the charger in with the battery and close the case just fine.
The battery is also designed to use the standard Drobo Mini charger to also power the Drobo Mini Battery.
Now, you might have a lot of questions such as:
- How long will the battery last?
- How much is it gonna cost?
- How much does it weigh?
- Can I use it to charge other things too?
- When can I get one?
To be honest, I don’t have any of those answers yet! This is just a first glimpse. But I will tell you this – the guys at Sanho don’t mess around. So it won’t be long before I have more news for you.
If you are seriously interested in picking up one (or more) of these batteries, leave a comment below and I’ll make sure you get notified when they’re available.