Sometimes accessory manufacturers find unusual “hybrid” solutions, the combination of which you don’t often think about. So, for example, the result of the combined efforts of startups Phihong, Vinpower and Silanna Semiconductor was the iXCharger power supply unit, which now has a built-in storage device for backups. A prototype of this was demonstrated at the Computex exhibition.

In the small body of the PSU, they found a place for an SSD with a capacity from 32 GB to 1 TB. At the same time, the power of such a block is 65 W, which should be just right for most smartphones and ultrabooks. In addition, it is built on the basis of GaN technology of the third generation.

Separately, it is worth noting that the set will include a travel kit with options for adapters for different socket standards. And to use the drive, the manufacturer will provide a free application for automatic backups of Android and iOS devices.

The manufacturers are still working out the final cost of the product, but it is expected to be around $50 to $200 depending on the storage capacity. The final production is planned to start in August this year.