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These are the Best USB PD Fast Chargers for phones and laptops in September: Anker, Belkin, and more!

Fast chargers are very useful in certain situations. If you’re ready to leave the house but your smartphone or laptop battery is low, a compatible fast charger will be able to add a decent amount of charge in a short period of time. While some device makers bundle a compatible fast charger in the box,...

These are the best USB-C hubs: Anker, Satechi, Belkin, and more!

A number of laptops these days come with only two or three USB ports, and most or all of them are Type-C. While Type-C ports are great, they can be problematic if you have accessories that feature a Type-A port. Also, in an effort to slim the laptops, manufacturers are ditching the SD card slot,...

How can I fast charge my phone & check if my phone supports it?

Fast charging is no longer limited to premium smartphones. The smartphone makers have started adding fast charge support in the budget as well as mid-range phones. But due to fragmentation in fast charge standards as well as the confusion around the overall fast charging process, consumers often wonder whether their phone can be fast-charged or...

New USB-C spec promises 240W charging for power-hungry gaming laptops

The USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF) has announced version 2.1 of its USB-C specification, which more than doubles the power delivery capacity of the standard. The current USB-C standard that you find on thin-and-light notebooks these days is limited to 100W, so it isn't suitable for power-hungry gaming laptops with dedicated graphics cards. However, the new...

Fast Charging Explained: The slowest to the fastest Fast Charging technologies

Smartphones are getting smarter by the minute, and as a result, our smartphone usage is ballooning. This spike in smartphone usage has inspired companies to devise newer methods to improve battery backup. While making batteries bigger is the most obvious choice, the bulking it causes to a smartphone is also unavoidable. The next best alternative...

AUKEY made a wireless charging power bank that doubles as a phone stand

Power banks are a great accessory to have around. They can be super helpful when you find yourself in need of some extra battery life in a pinch. Being able to charge your phone without being tied to a wall outlet is very convenient. Power banks with wireless charging have removed the need to carry...

AUKEY PB-Y32 and PB-Y24 Power Bank Review – Portable Power for Big to Small

It feels a little weird to be reviewing power banks at a time when more people are staying home than ever. These are accessories that mainly exist for those times when you're out and about, not near a power outlet. But that's not the only time a power bank can be useful. I've been using...

New Samsung accessories include two 25W fast charging power banks and a 45W car charger

Tuesday was a big day for the tech world. Samsung Unpacked 2020 was a comprehensive event as Samsung launched the flagship Galaxy S20 series, the clamshell Galaxy Z Flip vertically foldable phone, and the Galaxy Buds+ wireless earbuds. The Galaxy S20 series consists, of the standard Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20+, and Galaxy S20 Ultra. These...

Aukey debuts Omnia series chargers with up to 100W dual-port PD at CES 2020

Aukey has been in the charger business for a few years now, having carved its own space when it comes to wall chargers, multi-port charging docks, and power banks. At CES 2020, Aukey is launching its new Omnia series of Gallium Nitride-based wall chargers offering up to 100W charging through dual-port USB Power Delivery. Aukey's new...

Mophie Powerstation Hub Review: Swiss Army Charger

Battery packs and charging accessories are available in abundance. Do a simple search for "battery pack" on Amazon and you'll find a mind-numbing amount of products to choose from. Most of these charging accessories do the same thing, but every once in awhile we find one that is more exciting. Right now, that's the Mophie...

Samsung’s new USB PD controllers support 100W charging and meet PD 3.0 standards

USB Type-C is one of those technologies which makes your life easier. It is universal, durable, and offers a lot of power for all your needs. Companies have come up with various protocols for different uses for the port. Some of these protocols are proprietary and used only in certain devices, but some of them...

[Update: Fixed] Google will fix fast charging issue for Pixel/Pixel XL users on Android Pie

Android Pie was officially released last week for the Google Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, and Pixel 2 XL. There are a lot of great new features in Android 9, but not everything is perfect. WiFi scanning throttling is crippling some network apps, the back button in the Recent apps needs fixing, and the original Pixel...