Anker 737 (PowerCore 24K) – 140 watt MacBook power bank in review
At just under 737 euros BUVP, the Anker 150 power bank is definitely the most expensive power bank that I have been able to test so far. But with 140 watts of output power, it is definitely the most powerful. The question is, of course, can the power bank actually deliver this power? And who needs such a power bank? Can you actually charge a MacBook Pro with it? All questions to which I would like to provide answers in this article.
- 1 Notice of transparency
- 2 Technical specifications of the Anker 737 PowerCore spare battery
- 3 Look and design of the Anker 737 24K power bank
- 4 How much is 24.000 mAh?
- 5 Power distribution when charging with 1, 2 or 3 devices
- 6 Test: Charging the power bank on the Apple 140W USB-C power adapter
- 7 My measurements and test with the Anker Powerbank
- 8 Fully charge and discharge the power bank
- 9 iPad Pro 12,9 inch
- 10 MacBook Pro 14 inch (M1 Max)
- 11 MacBook 12 inch
- 12 Charge Airpods and Apple Watch with Trickle Charging
- 13 My conclusion for Anker 737 24k power bank
- 14 The target group of the 140 watt power bank
- 15 What does the power bank display show me?
- 16 Similar posts
Anker gave me the power bank for the test free of charge. The package also included a 140 watt USB-C charging cable and a 65 watt USB-C GaNPrime power supply. The three devices form a very good set, because most charging cables currently do not support 140 watts of power, but only 100 watts. And the small GaNPrime power supply is also very powerful and can quickly charge the power bank.
As always, my test is written neutrally and of course I don’t mince my words if I notice negative points that I would like to criticize.
Technical specifications of the Anker 737 PowerCore additional battery
The technical data of the battery are quite exciting, which is why I would like to summarize them here:
- Manufacturer: Anker
- Model: Anker 737 PowerCore 24K
- Model No.: A1289
- Capacity: 24.000 mAh / 86,4 Wh
- Temperature protection: ActiveShield 2.0
- Dimensions: 156 x 55 x 50 mm
- Weight: 630 g
- USB Power Delivery: yes, USB PD 3.1 (up to 140W)
- PowerIQ: 4.0
- Ports: 2x USB-C (USB PD 3.1), 1x USB-A
- Charging power: 140 watts (total)
- USB-C1 input: 5V, 3A // 9V, 3A // 15V, 3A // 20V, 5A // 28V, 5A
- USB-C1 Output: 5V, 3A // 9V, 3A // 15V, 3A // 20V, 5A // 28V, 5A
- USB-C2 Output: 5V, 3A // 9V, 3A // 15V, 3A // 20V, 5A // 28V, 5A
- USB-A output: 5V, 3A // 9V, 2A // 12V, 1,5A
- Charging the power bank: approx. 60-60 min (with 125 watt power supply)
- Trickle charging of devices: yes (trickle charging)
- Load through: yes
- Accessories: transport bag and short USB-C charging cable (USB PD 3.1 compatible)
- Price: approx. 150 EUR (here on amazon)
At this point, a little tip from an Amazon customer: He found the fabric bag too thin and found that the power bank fits perfectly into a Case for the Anker SoundCore 1/2 fits. This gives you reasonable transport protection for the power bank.
- POWERFUL CHARGING PERFORMANCE ON BOTH SIDES: Equipped with the latest Power Delivery 3.1 and bidirectional technology to.
- POWERFUL CAPACITY: With a battery capacity of 24.000 mAh and a battery life that is twice as long, you can.
- Smart DISPLAY: The easy-to-read digital display shows the output and input power and the estimated time.
Look and design of the Anker 737 24K power bank
The Anker Powerbank is not only special because of the high price. The processing, the optics and the features are somehow from another planet.
It looks elegant, has extremely high-quality workmanship, feels good in the hand and the one button that is used for all operations is easy to find and great to use.
The built-in display, which I have never seen in any power bank, deserves special attention. It not only shows the available capacity, but you can scroll through different views with the button and also see the following data:
- Residual capacity in percent (as already mentioned)
- current performance on each port (inbound or outbound)
- Remaining time, how long the power bank would last with the current withdrawal (hours and minutes)
- Remaining time, how long it will take until the power bank needs to be fully charged when charging
- Temperature of the power bank in °C and °F (measured 3 million times a day to protect the battery from overheating)
- Battery health percentage
- all Wh that have flowed into the power bank so far
- all Wh that have been withdrawn so far
- number of charging cycles
- Activations of the display
So you get a lot of information about the battery and the current charging process. Personally, I am very enthusiastic about this, because I like to know how many watts the connected iPhones, iPads or MacBooks are currently charging.
How much is 24.000mAh?
The Anker power bank has a capacity of 24.000 mAh. Of course, that doesn’t mean much to most people when it comes to what you can charge with it in practice. For a better understanding of how much power is in the battery, Anker provides this data. One battery charge is enough to.
- Charge an iPhone 13 (not Max) 4,9 times.
- charge a Samsung Galaxy S22 4,5 times.
- charge a MacBook Air 2020 (M1) 1,3 times.
And another special feature of the battery is that it can be charged extremely quickly even via USB-C. The Anker 52 power bank was charged from 737% to 0% in about 100 minutes. This is really a special feature, because the batteries I had before were only full after about two or three hours, even with USB C Power Delivery.
Power distribution when charging with 1, 2 or 3 devices
With chargers and power banks, it is always interesting to see how the power is distributed when you connect multiple devices. For example, some power adapters only deliver high performance through a specific USB-C port and the others offer significantly less charging current.
In order to provide clarity here, Anker has a detailed list of the charging current that the devices can query for various configurations:
- A device on either of the two USB-C ports (USB-A not assigned): up to 140 watts (regardless of which of the two ports is used).
- One device on each USB-C port, but USB-A port not occupied: The two devices share the charging current dynamically, but the total can be a maximum of 140 watts.
- One device on a USB-C port and one on the USB-A port: The USB-C port receives a maximum of 100 watts and the USB-A port a maximum of 18 watts.
- Each port occupied by a device: The USB-C ports dynamically share 122 watts, while the device receives a maximum of 18 watts on the USB-A port.
Test: Charging the power bank on the Apple 140W USB-C power adapter
I thought that to test how quickly the power bank itself can be charged, I would use the thickest USB-C power adapter I own: the Apple USB-C power adapter with 140 watts. My ulterior motive was that the power bank would certainly draw a lot of electricity if it wanted to fully charge itself in 52 minutes.
I completely discharged the power bank itself until it was at 0%. Then I plugged it into the Apple power supply with my USB-C multimeter and immediately found out that the display in the multimeter was not designed for these current levels. I only saw something around 28 watts on the watt display, but the voltage and current told me that there were well over 100 watts flowing.
I then unplugged my USB-C multimeter and simply used the internal display of the power bank, because this also shows me how much power is currently flowing into the additional battery.
Immediately after plugging it in, the power was still 87 watts, which I found very enormous. Within the next few minutes, it continued to rise and then leveled off at around 124 watts.
Charging was extremely fast. You could practically watch how the power bank filled up percentage by percentage. After about 30 minutes I was already at almost 80% and in the end only the last 20% cost a lot of time because the power bank uses the last few minutes to adjust the voltage of the individual cells. The process is called balancing and is familiar to most people who deal with Lipo batteries.
My measurements and test with the Anker Powerbank
I did a few more tests with the power bank on my iPad Pro (12,9 inch), my MacBook (12 inch, ancient!) and my MacBook Pro (14 inch, M1 Max). The following results came out:
Fully charge and discharge the power bank
I always find the specification of 24.000 mAh unhelpful, since it is only an indication of the capacity of the built-in cells, which in turn is provided by the manufacturer of the current ones.
In order to get more clarity and more practical values here, I completely discharged the power bank, then charged it completely and discharged it again to 0% and measured the amount of energy that flowed in each case.
The following values came out:
If the values are correct, the power bank has an energy efficiency of 95%, which would surprise me, because even that Zendure A8 power bank with very good cells only comes to 84% in my measurements. and that is also a realistic value. In my experience, the loss when charging power banks is more like 15 to 20% and I was able to read about it on other websites. If I find time, I will measure the above values again and correct the information if necessary.
iPad Pro 12,9 inches
I was able to bring the iPad Pro from 5% to 100% and the power bank lost about 55% of its charge. Mathematically, one can say that an iPad Pro (the large version) can be fully charged about twice.
MacBook Pro 14 inch (M1 Max)
With the MacBook Pro, I gained about 20% charge in the MBP after charging for 34 minutes and lost about 42% charge in the Anker battery. So you shouldn’t get the MacBook Pro from 0% to 100% with a full power bank.
The charging speed is breathtaking, because the charging power was around 20 to 85 watts in the 93 minutes. That’s more than the included 87-watt power supply from Apple can handle. Just a little more, but still: Wow!
MacBook 12 inches
My small MacBook charged with 20 watts in 28 minutes (the MacBook doesn’t ask for more). It has charged 14% and the power bank has discharged by 12%. You could fully charge the MacBook 12 inch with the Anker power bank a little more than once.
However, the charging speed is not slow because of the power bank, but because the MacBook does not have built-in charging electronics that support fast charging. It’s one of the first USB-C MacBooks, which is why many of today’s charging standards didn’t exist back then.
Airpods and Apple Watch charge with Trickle Charging
The term trickle charging is translated into German as trickle charging, but basically it is a charging mode intended for devices with low charging current requirements. Of course, you can also keep your iPhone at 100% for weeks using trickle charging, but that’s probably not a good idea.
But if you want to charge an Apple Watch, a Magic Mouse or the Airpods, you often have the problem with other power banks that charging stops after a few seconds because the charging current is so low that the power bank thinks the connected one Device is fully charged.
The Anker 737 PowerCore 24K Powerbank supports trickle charging, which can be activated (and deactivated again) by double-tapping the button. Trickle charging is marked with a green dot in the display.
My conclusion for Anker 737 24k power bank
If you look around for power banks that actually deliver 80 or more watts to charge a MacBook Pro, you quickly realize that the selection is not that big anymore and the available alternatives are also within the price range of the Anker power bank.
Many power banks also advertise with the term MacBook Pro, but if you look at the specifications, you will usually find out that the maximum output voltage is only 12 volts and high-power charging is not possible with it.
The Anker Powerbank, on the other hand, gives up to 28 volts and 5 Ampere and ends up with a maximum of 140 watts. even the most powerful Apple power supply currently does not manage more.
But not only the high performance is impressive. The associated loading speeds are also incredible. The power bank itself is fully charged in under an hour and even a 16 inch MacBook Pro from 2021 takes the power bank from 40 to 0% in 50 minutes.
Before I saw the power bank, I certainly would not have spent so much money on the device. But after my tests I am very convinced of the additional battery and would buy it myself.
The target group of the 140 watt power bank
Now, of course, one wonders who the target group is for such a powerful power bank. I would say that MacBook owners in particular will benefit from the performance of the power bank.
Of course, the iPad Pro also charges with a high charging current and works perfectly with the Anker battery, but there are of course cheaper power banks for the iPad and iPhone. they don’t look as chic and don’t have the detailed, colored display of the current charge level.
Anyone who likes to invest money in high-quality things is definitely not wrong with the Anker 737 PowerCore 24K Powerbank. You will find the power bank here on amazon or via this product box:
- POWERFUL CHARGING PERFORMANCE ON BOTH SIDES: Equipped with the latest Power Delivery 3.1 and bidirectional technology to.
- POWERFUL CAPACITY: With a battery capacity of 24.000 mAh and a battery life that is twice as long, you can.
- Smart DISPLAY: The easy-to-read digital display shows the output and input power and the estimated time.
What does the power bank display show me?
In order to understand the indications on the display, the following photograph from the manual is actually the best approach. Here you can see all the elements that you see when switching through.
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4 Комментарии и мнения владельцев on Anker 737 (PowerCore 24K) – 140 watt MacBook power bank in review
When you connect an iPad without a PD to the Anker’s USB-A port, it draws 12W. The Anker’s USB-C ports are not profiled for more than 7W.
Hello Adam! I do not know what you mean. the iPad without PD polls no more than 12 watts. And the USB-C ports can demonstrably handle significantly more than 7 watts, namely 140 W.
A little tip: You can also use it to charge your Mavic / Mini / Avata drone battery. For the new Avata, that’s enough to charge 2x flight batteries and 1x glasses battery on the go. I’m not sure if the 140W charging power will come into play. I’ll have to try it when I get my battery. In any case, you could charge at least 2x 65W (power of the charger recommended by DJI) in parallel, which saves a lot of time.
Thanks, that’s a good idea! I hadn’t thought of it, but USB-C is just so handy. And 2x 65 watts is close to the limit, but it still packs it.
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Another week is coming to an end, again there was exciting information from the world of technology. And that’s why there is a new edition of the Sir Apfelot newsreel to start the weekend. This time you will find out which Apple and tech news I noticed in calendar week 25 of the year 2023. Among other things, the following reports are included: fewer opportunities for start-ups in Germany, updated list of fake online shops, security gap at Verivox, complex malware for Windows, Linux and macOS, BSI warning of KeePassXC vulnerabilities, Apple test subscriptions can now be used several times. Developer Tools Available for Vision Pro, and !
200 euros for the 18th birthday. KulturPass is used
I saw you four weeks ago referred to the so-called KulturPass. This experimental project ensures that everyone in Germany who celebrates their 2023th birthday in 18 will have a budget of 200 euros to spend in the cultural sector. Books, sound carriers, theater tickets, cinema tickets, concert tickets, library tickets and much more can be bought with it. A Update the project was delivered this week by the iPhone ticker under the title Kulturpass app: 750.000 authorized users, 170.000 registrations“. If this is of interest to you, take a look. You can find the official app for the iPhone here with this link, Und here is the Android version.
The start-up bubble bursts: fewer investments, more bankruptcies
Both the Handelsblatt and the Bitkom industry association reported that the start-up boom in Germany was over for the time being. Summarized the respective information this week heise online in one Articles. It states that 67 companies went bankrupt in the first quarter alone. In addition, 71 percent of 203 start-up companies surveyed are currently looking for investors. However, these are becoming more and more reluctant and no longer finance as carelessly as they did during the Covid 19 lockdown. Incidentally, companies from Berlin are leading the current insolvencies, followed by Hamburg and Munich. Some try to avoid this fate by laying off workers.
List of fake shops updated: Verbraucherzentrale Hamburg informed
At the latest according to my research from the beginning of the year (here. here and here ) I am sensitized to the topic of fake shops. And with the amount of online shops that promise cheap and then just rip you off, you should be too. That’s why it’s always worth taking a look at what the consumer protection centers have to offer. The Hamburg consumer advice center recently updated its list of fake shops and information on the latest suspected cases. With this link you come to the large overview, which also gives you information about the characteristics that you can use to identify fake online shops with fraudulent intentions.
Comparison portal Verivox: Personal data stolen via security gap
Data from Verivox customers was stolen via security gaps in the MOVEit Transfer software from Progress. Already in the first words of statement on the case However, it is pointed out that other companies would also be affected: Verivox has been the victim of a cyber attack that has affected several thousand companies and organizations worldwide.. Verivox states in the report that they were informed about the security gap at the end of May and MOVEit Transfer was taken directly from the network. However, investigations have shown that the vulnerability has already been exploited. Exactly when does not seem to be known. Stolen account details can include name, email address, address and IBAN. information in the linked statement.
Complex Malware: JokerSpy targets Apple computers, among others
A new, multi-stage acting Trojan Horse, which is supposed to reach computers via a Python backdoor, apparently not only attacks Windows and Linux PCs, but also the Apple Mac. The malware, called JokerSpy, is designed for the latest operating systems from macOS 12 Monterey, works on both Intel and Apple Silicon models and was probably partly written in Apple’s Swift programming language. How exactly the malware is distributed and what its main target is is still unclear. Apparently, however, it can create screenshots or images of the active program window. Details on the new cross-platform threat are available here at Bitdefender (English) and in one Summary from heise online (German).
Password manager KeePassXC: Vulnerabilities lead to attack scenarios
Google Automotive Services: Federal Cartel Office admonishes sales practices
The Bundeskartellamt intends to prohibit Google and its parent company Alphabet from certain sales practices for Google Automotive Services. This software package for cars should only be able to be purchased and implemented as a whole, even if car manufacturers only plan to use a single component. The Bundeskartellamt’s justification for taking action against this sales method is that Google has a certain market power and keeps the competition in this area small thanks to the car software that is always offered as a complete package. According to the current view, a number of Google’s practices in the licensing of services for infotainment systems in vehicles are not compatible with the new rules of Section 19a GWB, says the official press release by Andres Mundt, President of the Federal Cartel Office. We are particularly critical if Google only offers bundled services for infotainment systems, because this reduces the chances of competitors selling competing services individually.
iPhones and Macs: Apple is expanding its self-service repair offering
Apple’s more or less useful offer for self-repairs was expanded this week. Apple points this out with a short message in the official Newsroom there. As of this week, repair kits and instructions for the iPhone 14 product range and other Macs can be obtained. These include the 13 MacBook Air and MacBook Pro with versions of the M2 chip. Self-service repair will offered in Europe since 2022. Previously there were reports from the USA that the repair kits were too heavy, the individual steps for replacing parts were too difficult and the offer as a whole was too expensive. here is the summary from May 2022.
Developed but not yet presented: Functions of the Apple Vision Pro
In a post by The Information (behind paywall) there is some interesting information about what features Apple is going for Vision Pro headset is said to have developed but has not yet presented. This information was summarized and presented without a payment barrier by MacRumors this week here. Several fitness and wellness apps are said to have not yet been implemented. Even the full-body tracking, which could probably be realized through the differently aligned cameras and sensors, is not yet part of the publicly communicated offer. However, MacRumors points out that the Vision Pro headset won’t be out until early 2024 and there’s still a lot that can happen before then.
Vision Pro again: Developer tools are now available
The first steps towards discovering the new possibilities of the Apple Vision Pro can now be made officially. Because like Apple in a press release announced, so are the Developer tools for creating spatial experiences with the Apple Vision Pro are now available“. In the beginning it says: The visionOS Software Development Kit (SDK) enables the Apple developer community to bring apps to life in ways previously unimagined. Surely there will soon be a few reports about which possible applications the developers using the SDK can read out. Then we’ll know more about what the Vision Pro can and can’t do.
Promotional offers updated: Recurring trial subscriptions for Apple customers
Anyone who buys a new Apple device usually gets a free three-month trial subscription for an Apple service. If you buy a new iPhone or iPad, a new Mac or Apple TV, you can e.g. B. Use Apple Arcade for three months free of charge. This offer has now been updated in a small detail: Anyone who has already taken advantage of it can use it again after purchasing another new device. So if you bought a new Apple TV, watched Apple TV for free for three months, and then bought a new Mac, you can use Apple TV for another three months for free. Apple informs about this auf dieser seite. However, to be on the safe side, be sure to check the terms and conditions of the offer (linked on the page) and the terms and conditions before trying out a test subscription experiment.
With macOS 14 Sonoma On the Mac, Apple introduced the option of storing any website as a web app on the dock. In this way, frequently required websites can not only be called up faster, but also used with fewer distractions. In the following I will show you how to store a web app on the Mac and with the help of Safari, how the use differs from the regular view, what settings there are for display and use, and how to get rid of the whole thing again. Important to know: web apps removed from the dock are still installed as a program and e.g. B. accessible via the launchpad.
Store a website in the dock with Safari: Here’s how!
If you want to install a web app on the Mac with Safari from macOS Sonoma and store it in the Dock, then simply follow these step-by-step instructions:
- Opens Safari on your Apple Mac
- Gets the one you want Website up, about https://www.sir-apfelot.de/
- Click in the menu bar filing and there on Add to Dock…
- If necessary, assign a name for the website link
- Finally, click on the Add button
The menu item Add to Dock. will certainly be translated before the official release of macOS Sonoma. It is only called that in the current developer beta (as of June 2023). It will probably be called Add to Dock or Move to Dock by autumn at the latest. If you have worked through the instructions above, you will then find the website symbol in the dock.
Logins and notifications are taken over
When creating a web app, the existing data and settings are adopted from Safari. Logins, cookies, access rights and activated notifications are therefore directly available and do not have to be created again. So if you do that Sir Applerot Forum uses, are logged in and save a web app for it on your Mac, then you are logged in directly and can interact with the categories, threads and posts as usual.
Web apps created with Safari are treated like real apps
In addition to the logins taken from Safari, login entries, passwords from the keychain and pass keys be used. So there are no restrictions on that. Just like “real” apps, the website applications can also be displayed via Mission Control and sorted in the Stage Manager and put aside. You can also launch them from the Launchpad and Spotlight search. Furthermore, web apps react to the FOCUS usage and can be equipped with restrictions or notification rights in the FOCUS settings under macOS like regular apps. In addition, with activated notifications under System Settings. Messages certain details to be adjusted. Last but not least, under System Settings. Privacy in individual points such as camera, microphone, operating aids, etc. it can be determined whether access rights are granted or not.
Settings for web apps under macOS on the Apple Mac
If you click on the new tile in the macOS dock, the program created as described above will open. The differences to Safari are immediately obvious: there is no address bar for calling other URLs, there are no tabs, there is no sidebar with bookmarks or favorites, and so on. So you create a separate area from Safari in which you can use a single website (and the subpages on it) without being distracted. But there are a few settings and customization options that you can use to customize the use. To do this, open the web app and click on its name in the menu bar (to the right of the Apple logo ). Select the settings in this menu. In the web app settings you will find two tabs: “General” and “Privacy”:
- General: Change the name and icon, whether navigation elements (forward and back) are displayed and whether the background color of the page is used as the color for the title bar
- Privacy: access camera, microphone, share screen and set location services and remove website data
What happens when you link to another website?
If you click on an external link within a web app created with Safari, i.e. a link that takes you to another website, it will open in a Safari window. The web app is therefore only used to display the selected website; When selecting other websites, a browser window opens or – if one is already open – a new tab. You can then use the linked website there. The web app remains open and can still be used for browsing within the limits of one side.
Deleting the web app from the dock: How it works!
To remove a website stored in the dock via Safari, it only takes a few clicks. Secondary click (right mouse button or two fingers on the trackpad) on the website icon in the Dock and then roll up the mouse pointer Options. Next to it, a menu will now be expanded in which you Remove from Dock clicks. And the icon will be removed from the dock.
Web apps removed from the Dock are still installed
In order to completely delete a website stored as described under macOS for quick use from the system, it is not enough to remove it from the dock. If you then z. For example, when you go to Launchpad, you’ll still see the web app there. You can still get them from there or via Spotlight call. so their functionality is not linked to their placement in the Dock.
Delete web app from Mac: Remove stored website completely
Now one could assume that the program would be found in the Applications folder of the Macintosh HD and could be permanently deleted there. But that’s not the case. The websites stored via Safari are saved in the user folder and must be moved from there to the trash. The path is: ̴/Users/[User Name]/Applications/[Web App].app. So you choose via the Finder your hard drive. users. folder with your name. Applications out of. The latter folder could still be renamed Programs (as of June 2023). If you also want to use the macOS 14 Developer Beta to try out the new features before the official release of the Sonoma operating system for Mac, then this way: Install macOS Sonoma Beta (side by side with existing system).
Anker, a well-known name in the technology industry, is expanding its product range with a new product. the Anker EverFrost. This impressive device is more than just a cool box. With the Anker EverFrost you get a mobile fridge and freezer that is both efficient and practical.
Technical data at a glance
|Price||849 Euros||899 Euros||999 Euros|
|Weight with battery||22,2 kg||24 kg||27,5 kg|
|Cooling time at 4°C inside and 25°C ambient temperature||42h||35,8h||27h|
|Dimensions||74 x 43 x 49 cm||83 x 43 x 49 cm||96 x 43 x 49 cm|
|capacity||33 liters||43 liters||53 liters|
Cool and freezer box with good data
The outstanding feature of the Anker EverFrost series is undoubtedly its high-performance cooling and freezing technology. It is this technology that enables it to chill and freeze beverages and food to amazingly low temperatures. The cooling function is based on an efficient cooling compressor. Compared to conventional cooling units, this compressor is characterized by improved performance. Thanks to its technology and construction, it is able to provide a significant cooling capacity in a very short time. The Anker EverFrost can drop a temperature of 25 degrees Celsius to freezing point within half an hour. This is remarkably fast, allowing you to perform impromptu cooldowns or safely store perishable food. But it gets even colder: The temperature can even reach.20 degrees Celsius! This means that with the Anker EverFrost you can not only cool, but also deep-freeze. Perfect for longer trips or excursions where you don’t want to miss your favorite ice cream. In order to achieve these impressive cooling and freezing performances, the Anker EverFrost is equipped with a 7 mm thick seal and a 50 mm wide insulation layer. These materials provide excellent thermal insulation and ensure that the cold stays inside the box and does not escape to the outside. For those of you who have different cooling needs, the largest model, the Anker EverFrost 50, offers a dual-zone cooling system. This means that you can cool drinks in one zone and freeze food in the other zone at the same time. A useful function that is often missing from conventional coolers.
Impressive battery life and portability
Another significant benefit of the Anker EverFrost is its impressive battery performance. Equipped with a 299 watt-hour battery, the EverFrost 30 offers an impressive runtime of up to 42 hours at a constant internal temperature of four degrees Celsius. That’s more than enough for a weekend getaway or an extended cookout. But Anker has also thought of those who want to be on the road even longer. An optionally available exchangeable battery allows you to extend the operating time of your EverFrost even further. So you can make sure your food and drinks stay cool no matter how far away you are from a power source.
Charging via solar panel possible
In addition, Anker has created an environmentally friendly alternative for charging your cool box: the Anchor 625 solar panel. This optional accessory can fully charge your EverFrost in under four hours, as long as there is sufficient sunlight. With this accessory, you can also rely on the power supply on longer camping trips or outdoor adventures. The mobility of the anchor EverFrost is another big plus. Despite its robust construction and powerful cooling and freezing functions, it has been designed to be easily transported. The EasyTow handle makes it easy to tow the cool box, and the six-inch wheels mean you can move it over rough terrain. Whether you’re going to the beach, campground or park, the EverFrost anchor is always easy to handle and transport.
Practical additional functions
In addition to its main function as a fridge and freezer, the Anker EverFrost offers a number of additional functions that make it an even more useful and versatile appliance. One of these additional functions is the use of the mount as a table top. When the mount is extended, it serves as a stable and flat surface. This is ideal for any outdoor activity where you need a table, such as picnics, camping or going to the beach. You can put your food and drinks on it, play games or just put your things down. In addition, the Anker EverFrost is equipped with an integrated display and physical control buttons. You can read all the important information on the display, such as the current inside temperature and the battery charge level. The control knobs allow easy and intuitive adjustment of the settings. For those who prefer even more convenient control, the Anker EverFrost offers the option of being operated via a special Anchor app. With this app you can set the temperature, monitor the battery level and even get notifications when the temperature exceeds a certain threshold or the battery is almost empty. These features make using the Anker EverFrost even easier and more convenient, even when you’re busy or away from the cool box.
With the Anker EverFrost you get a device that not only offers high cooling performance, but also scores in terms of mobility and additional functions. Whether for the next camping trip or weekend shopping. the Anker EverFrost offers a powerful and flexible solution for your cooling and freezing needs.
Advantages of the anchor EverFrost
- Powerful cooling and freezing functions: With an efficient refrigeration compressor and excellent insulation, the EverFrost offers a variety of temperature options and can maintain them for extended periods.
- Impressive battery life: The 299 Wh battery enables an operating time of up to 42 hours at an internal temperature of four degrees Celsius. An optional exchangeable battery and solar charging options ensure even more flexibility.
- Mobility: Thanks to its EasyTow handle and six inch wheels, the EverFrost is easy to transport and can be easily moved over all types of terrain.
- Practical additional functions: With the tabletop function, an integrated display, physical control buttons and the option of remote control via an app, the EverFrost offers additional utility.
- Available in three sizes: With the EverFrost 30, 40 and 50 models, you can choose the cool box that best suits your needs and budget.
Possible disadvantages of anchor EverFrost
- Price: The Anker EverFrost is in a higher price range. The models cost between 849 and 999 euros, which can represent a significant investment for some users.
- weight and height: Although the EverFrost has useful mobility features, its weight (up to 27,5 kg without refrigerated goods) and size, especially on the larger models, may pose a challenge for some users.
- Solar panel and removable battery are optional: While these features greatly increase the EverFrost’s flexibility and useful life, they are optional and require an additional investment.
Ab macOS 14 Sonoma you can set up different Safari profiles on the Apple Mac to keep tab groups, extensions, bookmarks, histories and the like separate depending on the area of application. With a “work” profile you can e.g. B. Collect all websites that you need for work. In the Hobby profile you collect and use instructions, guides and videos for leisure fun, and so on. In this guide I will show you how you can create, use and delete profiles in Safari starting with macOS Sonoma.
Create a Safari profile on Mac
To create a new profile for work, leisure, sport, university, a specific hobby or the like, you naturally have to go to the Safari app. As of macOS 14 Sonoma, there is a new tab in their settings that is used exclusively for profile management. And this is how you use it to create topic profiles:
- Opens Safari on your Apple Mac
- Click in the menu bar Safari
- Now select in this menu Settings. from
- Brings up the new Profiles tab of the Settings window
- Click on the New Profile button at the bottom
You can then give the profile a name, set an icon for it, choose a color (used for the background image on the start page, among other things) and set whether the profile should have its own favorites folder or use an existing one. A little tip for choosing the symbol: If you click on the last circle with the three dots in it, then the selection will be enlarged and you can choose even more than just the five suggested symbols. You will find the right pictogram for recipes, garden, electronics, music, animals, shopping, news and many other profile ideas. If one of the details given bothers you later, you can change it later. This can also be done in the Profile tab of Safari settings. Simply select the appropriate profile from the list on the left and then change the icon, color, favorites folder and/or other details on the right. In addition to General, there is also the Extensions tab, in which you can manage the profile’s own add-ons and plugins.
Create multiple Safari profiles on macOS
If you want to separate a topic, interest or life area in Safari, then there will certainly be a second one. And maybe even third, fourth and more Safari profiles. These are very easy to set up: go back to Safari settings, select the Profiles tab and click on the plus symbol below the list on the left. You’ll get back to the input mask for the data of a new profile. This also appears in the said list after the profile creation is complete.
Use Safari with a specific profile (via the Dock)
The procedure for opening a Safari window with a specific profile is not really intuitive yet (as of macOS 14 Developer Beta, June 2023). Because you have to start Safari first and then z. B. Secondary click (right mouse button or two fingers on the trackpad) on the Safari icon in the dock. You can now select New [profile] window from the resulting menu above the dock icon. For the profiles created above as an example, the options in the dock are: New work window and New hobby window.
Use Safari in a specific profile (from the menu bar)
In addition to the Dock icon’s context menu, you can also use Safari’s File menu to open new Windows. The options New work window and New hobby window are also available in the corresponding drop-down menu from the Mac menu bar with the profiles created above.
Open Safari profile window via keyboard shortcut
If you have a Safari window open, you can also use a key combination to open a new window with one of the created profiles. As you can see on the menu bar screenshot, the shortcut OptionShiftCommand1 is used for the first profile created (in this case “Work”), and OptionShiftCommand2 for the second profile (“Hobby”) XNUMX.
How do I know which Safari profile I’m using?
If you want to open a website that should be assigned to a specific profile (i.e. should only be visible in its history), then you don’t have to search long for an indicator for the workspace used. Because the profile is displayed with its name and color in the top left of the program window. This name field is grayed out for inactive Windows, but the profile name is still legible in it.
Use multiple Safari profiles at the same time
To use multiple Safari profiles at the same time, simply double-click/right-click the Safari icon in the Dock or the File menu and select the desired profile Windows. As shown in the last screenshot, the Windows opened in this way can be used independently of one another and can be distinguished from one another by their names and colors. If you prefer using the keyboard to the mouse, use the keyboard shortcuts.
This content is limited to the profile used
Browsing activities performed in a profile window remain restricted to the corresponding Safari profile. This means that the history, cookies and other website data are only stored for this profile. In addition, bookmarks and favorites can be added to profile folders so that they do not overlap with the links stored in other profiles. As mentioned above, profile-specific extensions can also be installed. This keeps the Mastodon extension in the free time area and the password manager in the work area (if used in this way).
Delete a Safari profile on the Apple Mac
If you only need the separated work area for a certain period of time and then want to remove it, then that is of course possible. If you have transferred the pages to which you want to continue to have quick access to the general favorites folder, to the reading list or to another profile, then you can start. To delete a Safari profile on the Apple Mac, proceed as follows:
- Opens the Safari Settings on your Apple Mac
- Brings up the Profile tab
- Select a profile from the list on the left
- Click on the minus symbol (–) below it
- Then confirm the process by clicking on Delete profile.
Note: These instructions are based on the possibilities in the macOS Sonoma beta from June 2023. Details are subject to change until the release of the public upgrade.
There are Mac models with Apple silicon (M chip). macOS 14 Sonoma the opportunity to use the so-called game mode. This Game Mode ensures that video games are given preferential treatment when distributing CPU and GPU power. In addition, the Bluetooth signal is accelerated in this mode, so that there is less latency for controller inputs and audio output to headphones. I have summarized for you in this guide when the game mode for video games on the Apple Mac is automatically activated and how to switch it off. everything was tested in the macOS 14 beta of June 2023.
How to Enable Mac Game Mode?
There is no option in the macOS System Preferences or a specific menu in the video games to select. In order to start the game mode on the Apple Mac, you only have to set the running game to full screen mode. I tested this with Asphalt 9 from the App Store. The game started in window mode, which is why there was no message about game mode. I then called up the View menu via the menu bar and clicked on Full screen mode. As soon as the game switched to full screen mode, a notification was already displayed in the upper right corner. As you can see on the screenshot, it currently says in English: Game Mode: On / Game mode prioritizes the performance of this game while in full screen.. Game mode was thus turned on and priority was given to the game’s performance while it was in full-screen mode. I think that the Sonoma official release message can also be displayed in German. By the way, I tested the whole thing on a MacBook Pro M1 per chip. on this topic: Gaming on the Mac – Will macOS turn Sonoma around?
How to Disable Mac Game Mode?
If you’re running a game in full-screen mode but want other processes running in the background that require computing and graphics power, you can turn off Mac Game Mode manually. To do this, drag the mouse pointer to the top edge of the display so that the menu bar is displayed. You will now find a controller symbol on it. Click on this and select Turn Game Mode Off or Turn off game mode or Exit game mode.