ARTICLE – I have been a tech junkie for many years, and I have also been an audiophile for many years. During the early 2000s, I can remember attending the annual Audiophile Trade Show in New York and being so ridiculously excited that I could hardly contain outbursts of my excitement. If I remember correctly, those shows came to an end probably more than a decade ago, (at least in NY), and left a void that I soon became used to.
I do think that over the years, the techie junkie part of me filled the void and when I became a writer for The Gadgeteer, that was the icing on the cake. One of the great benefits of writing for The Gadgeteer is the exposure to so many types of tech gear and brands, and along the journey, I have gained knowledge and favorites. One of my most favorite brands is EcoFlow.
In my own humble opinion, EcoFlow is a cutting-edge ECO company that designs and builds gear for ECO living including supplemental and off-the-grid power solutions. I have been able to test and integrate many of their solutions into my daily life and I not only reap the benefits every day, I am not what they call an Ecoholic. I think I have now probably developed a visible twitch every time I even hear of any new device that EcoFlow is working on and/or releasing.
A few months ago, I heard about their newest power solution called the EcoFlow Delta Pro Ultra which would now be their most powerful power solution superseding their Delta Pro which I have in my home. Since the day I heard about it, my excitement was ridiculous. So, you can imagine what happened when I was offered the opportunity to meet with Representatives from EcoFlow’s PR team and EcoFlow staff in midtown Manhattan to discuss the Delta Pro Ultra and to get an up close and personal hands-on look and touch experience. Let’s just say that I counted the days.
On December 12th, 2023, I took the Long Island Railroad and headed to midtown Manhattan to keep my 2 pm appointment to be in the same room with the Delta Pro Ultra. Of course, I got there early, and once I arrived, I received a warm and friendly welcome from Bree who is from the EcoFlow PR company. A few minutes later, I met Ryan and Nick who were from EcoFlow and who were just as inviting, friendly, and eager to chat.
Once the greetings and formalities were taken care of, I focused on the gear that was displayed around what was a relatively small room. As I looked to my right there was the EcoFlow GLACIER Portable Refrigerator. I spent a few minutes looking at it because it is one of their devices that I did not get to test and review. As I moved along, I saw the Delta Max, the Wave 2, and the Delta Pro, all of which I have and currently use in my home.
Then, there it was, the reason I was there!! I was standing in front of something that looked completely different from anything that EcoFlow had previously designed, and looked like I could pick it up and take it with me on the Starship Enterprise as mandatory equipment. Here are a few snapshots:
While I will have to leave you in suspense until the reveal at CES on January 9th, 2024 to hear more about the specs and cost, I will tell you that you will be very happy. As a part of the showcase, the Delta Pro Ultra was hooked up to the new EcoFlow Smart Home Panel 2. Here are a couple of snapshots of that as well:
Bree, Nick, Ryan, and I spent almost an hour discussing the Delta Pro Ultra and other EcoFlow products and I think I talked so much that they might have needed pillows for their ears to take a rest by the time I was ready to leave.
After the enjoyable hour, I thanked Bree, Nick, and Ryan for the very informative conversation and experience and as I put my coat on to leave, they gave me a couple of gift bags full of EcoFlow gear as parting gifts. I think the smile is still on my face.
If you are in Vegas on January 9th, 2024 do yourself a favor and check out CES and the EcoFLow booth.
Warning: You may become an Ecoholic!!
Special thanks to Bree, Ryan, and Nick!!!