EcoFlow River Max portable power station review

Keep cameras, phones and laptops charged on road-trips and off-grid photo shoots with this highly portable power station

5 Star Rating
EcoFlow River Max review
(Image: © Jamie Carter/Digital Camera World)

Digital Camera World Verdict

A massive step-up from a portable battery without going overboard, the EcoFlow RiverMax portable power station stores 576Wh and can recharge phones, laptops, camera batteries and run home appliances galore. It’s also modular so can be halved in weight for short trips.


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    2x AC for camera battery chargers

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    Can recharge laptops via USB-C

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    Fully recharges in 96 minutes

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    Modular design

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    Useful smartphone app


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    No wireless charging pads

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    Loud beeps and lights

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Sure, you can fill your pockets with spare batteries for your mirrorless or DSLR cameras. You can also take a big portable battery on photography trips, road trips and while camping (and constantly fret about how much charge that has left, too!). Or you could just invest in the EcoFlow RiverMax and have 576Wh on hand in the back of your vehicle. 

Few photographers really need a portable power station like the EcoFlow River Max, but if you’re after the ultimate in off-grid convenience then this portable power station is an incredibly useful item to have on hand. 

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Jamie Carter
Astrophotography expert

Jamie has been writing about all aspects of technology for over 14 years, producing content for sites like TechRadar, T3, Forbes, Mashable, MSN, South China Morning Post, and BBC Wildlife, BBC Focus and BBC Sky At Night magazines. 

As the editor for, he has a wealth of enthusiasm and expertise for all things astrophotography, from capturing the Perseid Meteor Shower, lunar eclipses and ring of fire eclipses, photographing the moon and blood moon and more.

He also brings a great deal of knowledge on action cameras, 360 cameras, AI cameras, camera backpacks, telescopes, gimbals, tripods and all manner of photography equipment.