I met Garrett Aida, the founder of Dark Energy, back in 2016 at a trade show and took a serious look at his product. Dark Energy products are very well thought out and I really liked Garrett so I bought two to connect to my ipad and iphone and bought one for my new wife. We took these on our honeymoon, 21 days across the country and found them to be exceptional at keeping all our devices charged and running. We wrote about the Poseidon product in 2016.
Later that year I took 2 of these with me on a hunt in Manitoba and it was about to unbearably cold and they held up exceptionally well in that cold environment, me not so much. Over the years we have tested dozens of these types of battery backup devices, some of them have been good and some have been exceptional, but in the last 8 years the device that has stuck in my backpack has been the poseidon.
This year at the SHOT show, I was walking the halls in SHOT’s basement. Most of the media refer to this area as the dungeon because it has an underground feel with no natural light, but around the corner you could see Garrett’s smile in the dark energy booth lighting up the place with his equipment. They went back to SHOT and cast Poseidon Pro and Mavrik Stand to load.
The new Poseidon Pro comes with the ability to be submerged in 6 feet of water for 45 minutes with an IP68 rating. The new device comes with USB and USB C which allows for fast charging and provides up to 36 hours of power for your cell phone. The new bundle for the Poseidon Pro comes with a 3-foot USB C to USB C cable, as well as a Pro 5-in-1 Multi-Tool Carabiner that you can use to attach the device to your pack. The carabiner is a bit heavy for me, so I switched to a lightweight one and gave the 5-in-1 to a toddler I’m mentoring.
The Mavrik Stand is a 15W Magsafe wireless charging stand and it works perfectly. I honestly wish I had bought a couple more of these, one for my desk in my office and one for my wife. I had this on my desk for quite some time, but it has migrated to my bedroom nightstand. It allows me to set up the phone, easily know where it is and if I need to know the time, I just touch the phone and I can easily see the time and my phone is charged and perfect in the morning.
Dark Energy has a host of other great products and they are announcing a solar panel in the very near future that I have already seen and will be adding to our kit. I like doing business with people who are fun to talk to, have a smile, and seem genuinely concerned with building a product that will last for years and not just one season. We are now affiliated with Dark Energy and it is because we know that this is a product that works year after year. It has worked for us and it will work for all of you.