If you've been mulling over on owning a lightweight and compact power station this year, Amazon has a sale throughout different brands, including entries from EcoFlow. Currently, the EcoFlow River 2 series with advanced LFP battery is on sale at $189 or 21 percent off from the regular listing of $239.
To take advantage of the deal, you need to apply the coupon amounting to $50 before checking out at Amazon. The reduced price is also lower compared to what's EcoFlow is offering at their online store.
Why the EcoFlow River 2 is a recommended portable power station
Weighing at 7.7 lb (3.5 kg), the EcoFlow River 2 is one of the lightest power stations out there, making it easy to carry and transport on outdoor camping trips. The backup power cube itself has a bright front-facing LCD screen mated to a pair of AC outlets, DC socket, and USB ports. Plus, it can be charged via the standard wall outlet or through solar panels.
EcoFlow's River 2 comes with a 256 Wh batter capacity and has a 600 watts power rating that is enough to power most appliances at home. Its cells are made of LFP or lithium iron phosphate, which gives it a longer life span and fast charging capabilities. Ecoflow says the station can retain 80 percent of its battery health after 3000 charging cycles.
Furthermore, the drop-proof River 2 supports Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, so you can manage it remotely from your mobile phone. It also has a smart battery management system to protect the unit from sudden spikes in voltages and temperatures.
Similar to the more expensive EcoFlow models, the River 2 gets a 5-year service warranty. This is in addition to the battery cells estimated to last 10 years with regular usage.
Which type of power station category or size do you think is necessary in your case? Do you require a compact backup unit like the River 2? Tell us in the comments.