Phones these days can use up a lot of power, especially when using GPS and playing music simultaneously. That's why it's important to have a car charger you trust. Aukey is one of the most popular choices for third-party chargers, and now Amazon has a killer deal on the company's 30W fast charger that has USB-C and USB-A plugins. The Dual PD charger retails for $14.99 usually, but right now there's a coupon you can use to get it for just $7.49 — 50% off. Read More
While many Android manufacturers have created their own fast charge methods over the years, Qualcomm's Quick Charge (QC) standard remains the most ubiquitous on the market. Three years after its last update to version 4+ with up to 100W, Qualcomm has introduced Quick Charge 5 today. It promises more than 100W (without saying how much exactly), much higher charging speeds, and cooler phones. Read More
It’s only now that we’re seeing 30W charging speeds available more widely on phones and faster 65W tech is slowly making its way into the mainstream. Now Realme has an even quicker solution that is capable of topping up your phone from 0 to 100 in a matter of minutes. The Chinese smartphone maker today introduced its 125W UltraDart charging standard — if you're getting déjà vu, it's because this is eerily similar to the technology launched by sister company Oppo just yesterday. Read More
Oppo promised a delivery of massive power yesterday. Today, it brings on the surge with the announcement of four charging products: a 50W wall charger based on its SuperVOOC standard, a conceptual 65W AirVOOC wireless pad, a 110W mini flash charger, and a 125W full-size flash charger. Read More
Xiaomi's Poco sub-brand rose to prominence in 2018 with the introduction of the truly flagship-killing Poco F1. The handset received pretty solid reviews, including our own which called it a lot of phone for the small price. Since then, Poco has released the follow-up to its initial hit in the form of the Poco X2 and the slightly higher end Poco F2 Pro. Now the value-focused brand is gearing up to launch a new phone for the mid-tier market: the Poco M2 Pro. Read More
It's one thing to push a crazy amount of power to a device, it's entirely another to do it safely. Thankfully for those of you planning to get a Galaxy S20, the USB-IF has just rubber-stamped the whole Galaxy S20 series as "Fast Charger Certified." When plugged into similarly certified USB accessories and chargers, you can rest a little bit easier knowing that all those watts it's sucking down won't go terribly wrong. Read More
There was once a time when it took hours to charge your favorite Android handset, and that was when phones were still relatively small. As devices grew, so did their batteries, dragging out charge times to excruciating lengths. Thanks in large part to advancements in fast charging technology, many modern Android devices can top off their batteries by 50% in 15-30 minutes, but for Oppo, that wasn't enough. Meet the Reno Ace, the first smartphone packing a blazing-fast 65W charging rate. Read More
Earlier today, smartphone maker Oppo announced three new charging technologies it plans on using in upcoming products: a 30W VOOC 4.0, Wireless VOOC Flash Charge at 30W, and a tremendous 65W SuperVOOC 2.0. If history is any indicator, we'll probably see them licensed to companies like OnePlus for even faster "Warp" charging in the future. Read More
Take $9 off your purchase of the pint-sized powerhouse charging brick from Aukey, a must-buy for anyone looking for an affordable way to replace a broken charging adapter or add an extra adapter to their collection.
The Aukey 18W USB-C wall charger is an ultra-sleek charging brick with a foldable plug that’s easy to carry in your pocket, purse, bag, or just about anywhere you can fit a stack of quarters.
At 18 watts and USB Power Delivery 3.0, Aukey's universal USB-C port is capable of pushing power at fast-charging speeds, giving your favorite mobile devices, like Google’s Pixel phones and newer Samsung handsets, the juice they need to make it through the day at just a fraction of the time. Read More