This is the fifth post of “Now in Shenzhen”, where TechNode visits a handful of Shenzhen-based companies leveraging Shenzhen’s core strength: manufacturing. 

EcoFlow Tech, the battery startup founded by ex-DJI employees, announced on April 12th the launch of a mobile power station, RIVER. With an array of ports and 500-watt total output, RIVER can charge up to 11 devices simultaneously or serve as a smart power source for a multitude of needs, from flying drones, camping, and filmmaking to emergency management and construction.

“One of the biggest barriers to the widespread commercial application of drones is battery life. Everybody wants a drone that can stay in the air longer,” said Eli Morgan Harris, CEO of EcoFlow Tech told TechNode. “China is well known for being a global OEM battery manufacturer. That masks two things: China is best-in-class in large-scale industrial production know-how. It has incredible engineering prowess that is reality-based, not theoretical. We are combining our designs with these best in class traits.”

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Eva Yoo

Eva Yoo is Shanghai-based tech writer. Reach her at evayoo@technode.com