The switch to gallium nitride continues to lead to less bulky but more powerful charging accessories. As their names indicate, the HyperJuice 245W GaN Desktop Charger and 245W USB-C Battery Pack can each supply 245 watts of power, but GaN means they aren’t oversized.
The Mophie Powerstation Pro boasts 20,000mAh of power, and dual USB-C ports to quickly deliver it to a MacBook or other computer at up to 45W. Apple likes the new power bank enough to launch it Thursday on its online store.
The same is true of the Mophie Speedport 120, a 4-port charger that can provide up to 120W of power.
In addition, a collection of car chargers from Mophie also just debuted on the Apple store.
It’s hard to find a charger that’s powerful enough to truly manage powering up all your devices simultaneously. While you can find handy enough chargers that can juice up to three or four devices at once, it’s rare to find one that can truly eradicate your cable clutter.
Anyone accustomed to the hefty MacBook power brick might want to sit down before they see the Anker Nano II 65W. This is far, far smaller than Apple’s wall charger, but can still put out 65 watts. The secret is gallium nitride.
Anker also introduced on Monday versions with 45W and 30W.
There are so many external batteries that it’s hard to stand out from the pack, but the Intelli ScoutPro manages it easily. There’s magnetic wireless Apple Watch and iPhone chargers. Plus the dual USB-C ports can output up to 100 watts each. All told, the accessory can hold up to 24,000mAh and handle up to 240 watt.
I put this power bank through its paces, testing all the ways it can recharge Apple devices. Here’s how it stood up.
Apple connoisseurs value minimalism. So do you really want to lug around a bunch of different chargers for your devices? (It can be especially bad if you travel for business and require a wide array of gear to get the job done.)
Luckily, you don’t need to cart around a gaggle of adapters to be able to work on the go. The Mopoint World’s Smallest 65W GaN PD Charger packs a ton of multitasking power into a very petite package. With it, you can charge up to three devices simultaneously with fast-charging ports.
The Aukey Omnia Mix wall charger offers a USB-C port that can handle anything from an iPhone to a MacBook. It’s palm-size but the 65W portable power adapter also includes a USB-A port for other electronics, like an Apple Watch.
My real-world testing included using the affordable charger with multiple Apple devices. Here’s how it stood up.
There are so many electronic devices scattered around our homes and offices that a multi-port charger makes sense. The Minix Neo P2 can share up to 100 watts of power with a MacBook, iPad, iPhone and Apple Watch all at the same time. Or it can charge your Mac at full power. Plus, the wall adapter is portable and can be used in power sockets around the world.
I used the accessory as my primacy charger for weeks to keep almost all my devices going. Here’s how it stood up in the real world.
MacBook users might be getting a charger from Apple that’s less of a brick. At last! The Mac-maker reportedly will start sourcing power adapters made with gallium nitride. GaN semiconductors allow these vital accessories to be significantly smaller than the old silicon ones.
That should be welcome news to Mac users, as the power adapters that come with MacBooks now are noticeably bulkier than third-party options.