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Apple could be working on a 35W dual port USB Type-C GaN charging brick

When it comes to fast charging, the first name that comes to mind as a market leader.....is definitely not Apple. The company remains behind the curve when it comes to adopting charging-related innovations, choosing largely to let the technology mature before adopting it, even though the tech could mature a whole lot quicker if Apple...

Satechi’s new four-port USB charger can reach 165W

Satechi manufactures accessories for PCs and mobile devices, from chargers to dongles, most of which have a premium build quality. During last week's CES 2022 event, the company revealed a new powerful USB Type-C charger with four high-speed ports. It seems like the perfect charger for anyone who uses several devices with USB Power Delivery,...

Samsung may finally be planning to offer 45W fast charging on its phones (again)

One of the areas where Samsung has lagged behind other Android OEMs is fast charging. While OEMs like Xiaomi have already commercialized 120W fast charging, Samsung's latest and greatest flagships can only manage 25W. However, there are rumors that this may finally change with the Galaxy S22 series. Now, a new report suggests the South...

These are the Best USB PD Fast Chargers for phones and laptops in 2021

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 you can buy in 2022

As laptops get thinner and lighter, one of the big sacrifices that's often made is in the ports. Many premium laptops nowadays only include USB-C ports and not much more than that. While we agree that USB-C is the future, relying on USB Type, HDMI, Ethernet, and others is still a reality for many of...

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...

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...

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...

Anker Planning to Release PowerCore+ 26,800 mAh Powerbank with USB Power Delivery In/Out

A fair few smartphones released in 2016 brought back a focus on usable battery life (finally). Phones started packing bigger batteries as a general trend, and with more efficient SoC's on the rise (Snapdragon 620 series for instance), battery life will again be a hot topic in 2017. However, sometimes your phone's battery is just not...

Qualcomm Announces Quick Charge 4.0 Technology, Now Compatible with USB Power Delivery

At an event in New York, Qualcomm has taken the wraps off of its latest advancement in charging technology: Quick Charge 4.0. Building upon the success of preceding Quick Charge technologies, Quick Charge 4.0 promises to deliver even faster charge times and greater efficiency levels, so that mobile consumers spend less time hugging the wall. Qualcomm found that...

Google Pixel Charging Speed Limited to 15W, While Pixel XL Can Charge up to 18W

While talking about the new Pixel devices, Google did not focus too much on the charging capabilities of the devices. While not exactly the a make-or-break anyway, the charging and battery spec on the Pixel phones do follow along the rest of the hardware in that it is flagship-grade indeed. Independent tester of all claims USB, Nathan...