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Tiny, smiling Macintosh is actually a potent GaN charger

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The cute little GaN charger puts out up to 35W of power.
The cute little GaN charger puts out up to 35W of power.
Photo: Shargeek

Whether you’re nostalgic for early Macintoshes or you simply like the cuter things in life, Shargeek has the Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign for you. You can join the campaign at a low, early-bird price to get the company’s new Retro 35 GaN Charger. It looks just like a toy version of an original Macintosh, complete with a little smile on its screen.

And with 35W of power, it can readily charge up laptops, tablets and smartphones.

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Shargeek Indiegogo campaign offers adorable, smiling mini Mac doubling as 35W GaN charger

If you could have a tiny, smiling Macintosh charging your iPhone or iPad, wouldn’t you get one? Well, Shargeek plans to launch its adorable Retro 35 GaN Charger that can charge up gadgets at high speed. You can get it right now on Indiegogo.

With 35W power output, the little retro USB-C charger is widely compatible with most if not all of your devices. And it displays real-time charging status.

And it’s compact to say the least, no larger than the 5W charger Apple once shipped with iPhones, but far more potent. It’s also similar in size to Cupertino’s 20W offering.

In addition, users can print free DIY stickers that offer the classic “hello” logo, the “Think Different” campaign phrase and other choices.

When you plug in the charger and connect it to an accessory, it can show up to five different lights indicating charging status. Per Shargeek’s notes, below:

  • White light: no charging
  • Yellow light: normal charging
  • Blue light: fast charging
  • Green light: supercharging
  • Light off: no load for 5 min
It's small enough to take with you.
It’s small enough to take with you.
Photo: Shargeek

Shargeek has reached and exceeded its funding goal on Indiegogo, which makes it more likely the product will go into production.

You can get the tiny Macintosh GaN charger for $25, considerably less than the planned price of $49 when the campaign ends.

Assuming the campaign is considered successful and the product ships, delivery will most likely begin in July.

Price: $25

Where to buy: Indiegogo