Sanho calls its newly-unveiled HyperJuice “the smallest 100W charger on the market.” Despite the svelte design, it has a pair of USB-C ports that can put out 100W, dual USB-A ports that max out at 18W, and swappable power prongs.
It’s on Kickstarter now, available for well below the eventual regular price.
Sanho HyperJuice: Better charging through Gallium Nitride
The HyperJuice is smaller than Apple’s 87W USB-C power adapter, while offering more ports.
The secret to its small size is Gallium Nitride, a semiconductor material that is much more efficient than the silicon devices currently used in bulkier chargers. Sanho isn’t alone in adoptions this material — there are several tiny GaN chargers on the market already.
Sanho points out that the HyperJuice’s selection of ports can handle a MacBook, iPad Pro, iPhone and AirPods all at the same time. Or a pair of 15-inch MacBook Pro laptops. An iPad can’t make use of 100W, but Apple devices are designed to not accept more power than is safe.
The Sanho designers kept heat dissipation in mind, but the exterior of this charger is going to get hot. In a test run charging a 15-inch MacBook Pro, the exterior didn’t exceed 140 degrees (60 degrees C), which is within the maximum allowable 150 (65 degrees C).
The product will come with US, UK, EU and AU power sockets.
It debuted on Kickstarter today. At the time of this writing, Sanho is offering an early special: a HyperJuice at $59. When that deal is gone, the price jumps up to $69. At launch, this product will sell for $99.