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Charging all your Android and other gadgets has become decidedly less complicated over the years with the rise of USB Type C and USB Power Delivery. Deciding which charger to buy, though, can be a bit of a headache: there are endless brands, supported outputs, and form factors to consider. We've put together a list of the chargers we think combine the best of all worlds: good output, compact form factors, reputable brands, and strong value. Here are our picks.
Leaks have already indicated that the OnePlus 8 Pro will support wireless charging (though the smaller 8 probably won't), and today the company has revealed some of the specs behind its wireless charging solution. The new Warp Charge 30 Wireless spits 30W — that's the same power as OnePlus' wired Warp Charge. If it works as advertised and doesn't get too toasty, that means similar charging speeds whether you prefer a cable or a stand.
Fast chargers are becoming more and more necessary thanks to larger battery capacities and power-hungry apps, so finding a reliable and space-efficient plug is important for a heavy device user. Fortunately, Aukey's 30W USB-C is on sale at Amazon right now and fits those criteria.
Xiaomi has announced a new wireless charging standard that's the fastest to date. The standard, which Xiaomi is calling Mi Charge Turbo, will be able to push up to 30 watts to compatible devices — which, so far, means only the upcoming Mi 9 Pro 5G. Xiaomi says its upcoming wireless charging stand can charge the Mi 9 Pro 5G's 4,000 milliamp-hour battery from zero to 50 percent in under a half hour.
When you're traveling, you want to keep your accessories light. A lot of higher-wattage chargers can fall flat. Not so with Anker's PowerPort Atom PD 1: this guy is lowercase-t tiny, but can still push enough juice to top up your laptop at a respectable speed, and right now, you can snag one at a sizeable discount on Amazon.
You can never have too many chargers, but the ones you get should be versatile. Take, for example, the Anker PowerPort Speed+ Duo. Its name is a mouthful, but it's got a 30-watt USB-C port and a 12-watt USB-A port to cover all your charging bases — and this weekend, you can pick one up at a discount with our exclusive coupon.
Odds are you didn't buy your phone or laptop because of the charger that it came with. They're an incidental feature compared to the gadget itself — some reviews don't even mention them — but you definitely need one. If that dependency drives you to buy another USB Type-C PD-compliant wall-wart, Anker's new PowerPort Atom PD 1 is among the best 30W chargers you can get. It's tiny, powerful enough to drive some laptops, and pretty cheap at a mere $30.