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Apple now sells Mophie’s tiny but powerful new USB-C GaN chargers

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Compared to Apple's most similar charger, Mophie's 67W GaN unit is quite small.
Compared to Apple's most similar charger, Mophie's 67W GaN unit is quite small.
Photo: Mophie

Mophie’s latest ultra-compact USB-C wall chargers, containing gallium nitride (GaN), are available exclusively at Apple or Mophie’s parent company Zagg, the companies said Wednesday.

The Mophie Speedport chargers, designed to power up iPhone, iPads and Macs, come in 30W and 67W sizes.

Anker’s new 100W GaN charger beats Apple’s closest offering in 3 ways

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The new Anker 736 USB Charger is compact, powerful and versatile.
The new Anker 736 USB Charger is compact, powerful and versatile.
Photo: Anker

Anker showed off its much-anticipated 736 USB Charger at CES back in January. At long last, now you can buy the powerful-but-compact 100W gallium nitride (GaN) charger at Amazon.

And you might want to do just that. It looks like Anker’s new GaN II charger beats Apple’s 96W charger in three ways. It’s smaller, more powerful and more versatile.

Win a 100W GaN fast charger from Ugreen [Cult of Mac giveaway]

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Ugreen 100W USB C Multiport Charger: Three USB-C ports, a USB-A port and 100 watts of power mean you can charge multiple devices at once.
Three USB-C ports, a USB-A port and 100 watts of power mean you can charge multiple devices at once.
Photo: Ugreen

If you own a MacBook Pro, an iPad Pro or any other power-hungry device, you are going to want to enter our latest giveaway. Cult of Mac is giving away 10 — count ’em, 10! — powerful GaN fast chargers from award-winning company Ugreen.

The 100W GaN fast charger packs three USB-C ports and one USB-A port, so it can charge up to four devices at once. If you want to stop using multiple charging blocks that take up all your power outlets, be sure to enter this giveaway.

Get 30% off the tiny but potent Journey 30W Mini Charger

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Journey's mini charger is exceptionally small but delivers 30W of charging power.
Journey's tiny GaN2 charger is exceptionally small but delivers 30W of power to a variety of devices.
Photo: Journey

This GaN2 charger post is presented by Journey, a brand of Alogic.

These days, you really don’t have to live with slow chargers for your iPhone, iPad, MacBook Pro and other devices. That’s because gallium nitride (GaN) technology makes it possible to pack components into small spaces, resulting in tiny but powerful charging gadgets like the Journey 30W USB-C Mini Charger.

It’s fast. It’ll charge almost anything. And because it’s one of the smallest chargers you can get, you can take it anywhere. Even better, Journey’s current promotion offers the little powerhouse for 30% off with the code BLACK30.

Compact and powerful Kovol USB-C chargers top off your laptops and gadgets fast

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Kool's 120W Sprint charger offers fast charging for MacBooks and other devices.
Kool's 120W Sprint charger offers fast charging for MacBooks and other devices.
Photo: Kovol

This post on fast chargers is presented by Kovol.

This holiday season, consider giving the gift of power. Accessories-maker Kovol offers two compact yet powerful USB-C chargers that might make the perfect gift for some tech-savvy person in your life. The 120W and 65W Kovol Sprint chargers, which employ the latest gallium nitride (GaN) technology, are perfect for quickly powering up MacBooks, iPads, iPhones and other devices. And right now, you can get deep discounts on these exceptional chargers.

Apple’s new 140W USB-C Mac Power Adapter remains offensively huge

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Apple's very thick 140W Charging block
Apple's solution to fast-charging your new MacBook Pro is a Fiat-sized charging block.
Graphic: Apple / Ian Fuchs

Apple Unleashed event bug Along with the reintroduction of MagSafe in the new MacBook Pro lineup, Apple released a new 140W (!!!) charger Monday to enable faster charging. And while getting 50% battery in a mere 30 minutes sounds impressive, the charging block that enables it looks comically large.

The 140W charger, which comes with all the new 16-inch MacBook Pros rolled out Monday during Apple’s “Unleashed” event, continues that trend.

Anker’s new 65W GaN MacBook charger is amazingly small

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Anker Nano II line offers big power thanks to GaN II
The Anker Nano II family offers big power n small packages.
Photo: Anker

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.

RAVpower USB-C wall charger is ideal for the iPhone 12 [Review]

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RAVpower PD 30W USB-C Charger with Lightning Cable review
RAVpower’s USB-C wall charger and cable is just right for the iPhone 12.
Photo: Ed Hardy/Cult of Mac

RAVpower PD 30W USB-C Charger with Lightning Cable can be the wall charger that iPhone 12 users need. It includes USB-C and USB-A ports, and fold-down electrical prongs. And it juices up iOS handsets as fast as possible — far quicker than Apple’s old 5W chargers. Plus, it even comes with a charging cable for use with older iPhones.

Read on for the results of my real-world testing of the wall charger and cable combo.

A USB-C charger packs more computing power than NASA’s first moon rocket

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Apollo 11 Guidance Computer with Anker PowerPort Atom PD 2
One of these two has a lot more computing power. It’s probably not the one you’d expect.
Photo: Wikipedia CC/Anker

Even today’s simplest accessories include more powerful computers than were used decades ago. To demonstrate, an engineer set out to prove that a USB-C charger from accessory-maker Anker includes a more capable CPU than the one that guided Apollo 11 to the Moon.

Tiny HyperJuice 4-port charger pumps out 100 watts

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Sanho HyperJuice with MacBook, iPad, and more.
Sanho HyperJuice can charge all your Apple gear at once.
Photo: Sanho

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.