Anker's New GaN Chargers Offer High Wattage in Tiny Package
Anker today announced the Nano II series compact fast chargers. Available in 30, 45, or 65-watt versions, these tiny chargers use chips made of GaN (Gallium Nitride) material instead of silicon. GaN components enable the charger to handle a lot of electric current in a small form factor without overheating (or throttling down charging to avoid overheating). The smallest charger — the 30W model — is the same size as a standard iPhone charger but can fast-charge phones as well as devices as large as the new MacBook Air at full speed. The 45W and 60W models are only slightly larger, but can charge larger laptops and tablets at full speed. The 45W and 60W models also feature foldable plugs. All models support standard USB-C and Apple Lightning fast charging modes, as well as Samsung Super Fast Charging. The chargers range in price from $30 to $40. Pre-orders are open now; the chargers start shipping in the US in mid-June.
Aukey's new Omnia USB-PD chargers use GaN technology to offer fast charging for all types of USB-C devices in unusually compact form factors. Aukey claims they are "the world's smallest PD chargers".
Anker continues to crank out a steady stream of universal chargers, batteries, and similar accessories that are at the leading edge of functionality and small form factors. Their latest PowerPort chargers offer high-power USB-C charging in tiny packages, now with flip plugs for even more portability.
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