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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,...

These are the Best USB PD Fast Chargers for phones and laptops!

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,...

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...

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...

Samsung and Apple are considering no longer bundling a charger in smartphone boxes

As far back as we can recall, smartphones have always come with a charger included in the box. In the very early days, manufacturers adopted proprietary pins unique to their product. Phones and smartphones were also just making the climb towards popularity, being nowhere near their current omnipresent state. It was necessary back then to...

The Samsung Galaxy S20 series are the first smartphones with USB Fast Charger certification

Just a few days ago, Samsung officially unveiled its Galaxy S20 series at the Galaxy Unpacked event. As expected, the company launched three devices as part of this year's flagship lineup, including the Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20+, and Galaxy S20 Ultra. All three devices are powered by either Qualcomm's Snapdragon 865 SoC or Samsung's own...

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...

Warp Charge 30 vs SuperVOOC 3.0 vs SuperCharge 2.0 charging speed tests

Last year, OnePlus updated their charging tech with Warp Charge 30 on the OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition. They equipped the OnePlus 7 Pro with this same tech, which means many more people have it in their hands now. There are several other popular charging technologies in use by competing smartphones, such as SuperVOOC 3.0, SuperCharge...

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...

Speed, Thermal, and Performance Comparison of Fast Charge Standards

One of the most common qualms from smartphone users is how their phones never last through the whole day. Despite all the advances in smartphones in recent years, such as quick charging solutions like Quick Charge, Dash Charge and SuperCharge, batteries feel like they have not evolved quick enough to keep up with our needs. Part...