Satechi has introduced a charger with some fascinating specs: it has four USB-C ports able to supplying 165 watts of energy without delay, and it is going to promote for $120. It’s able to pumping out 100W of energy for a single system and may even do this whereas charging one or two different gadgets, relying on the facility they draw.
That’s spectacular, on condition that the 120W Anker brick we wrote about final month (which additionally had four ports) wasn’t able to doing the identical — it may solely cost at a 60W / 30W / 20W cut up, the place the Satechi can do 100W / 30W / 30W. It also can present two gadgets with 60W and give the third 45W in the event you’re extra into charging a few lighter-weight computer systems at a time — for instance, possibly a 13-inch MacBook Pro, a Chromebook, and a MacBook Air.
The again of the charger lays out the assorted configurations you should use it in.
That 100W charging will go away in the event you hook up four gadgets, although — from there, it’ll drop to placing out 60W / 45W / 30W / 30W. Still, that’s not dangerous for a system that weighs 12 ounces (or round 340 grams), in accordance to its spec sheet. If you’re one to carry a lot of USB-C gadgets with you whereas touring, the Satechi may very well be a great way to cost all of them up without delay with out having to juggle a number of bricks and retailers.
All that juice is nice and every part, however my favourite function has to be the little stand that comes with it to maintain it upright on a desk. Not solely would it not make the charger simpler to use as a house charging station, however it additionally makes it appear like a cute little robotic (at the very least to my eyes). It may additionally assist with boring issues like cable administration, conserving the removable charging cable away from the up to four USB-C cables popping out from the entrance.
Satechi’s actually made this charger stand out.
The charger is on the market to preorder on Satechi’s web site for $120, however the firm says you may get 20 % off by utilizing the code “CES20” till January thirteenth, bringing the value down to $96 earlier than any relevant taxes and transport. According to the product web page, the US model will ship by January 14th.
If you don’t want fairly as a lot energy and portage, Satechi sells a 66W three USB-C port charger for $55. Anker additionally introduced a $79 100W charger with two USB-C ports and one USB-A port at CES, claiming that it’ll be the “world’s smallest 100W gallium nitride wall charger.”