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
If you're in the position where the biggest phone is the better phone for you, the Galaxy Note10+ will hit that mark for you — it's got a bigger screen with more pixels and it has a bigger battery than the normal Note. But if you really want to take advantage of the fastest rates you can get for your plus-sized phablet, you'll need to ditch the wall wart in the box and buy another one. Don't worry, we'll explain why and help you out. Read More
It's still quite difficult to cram lots of power at once into phones without an excessive risk of disaster. Many manufacturers making wall adapters, power controller chips, cables, and smartphones find that 18 watts is just fine, at least for now — beefier, more capable components should be coming to market soon. But in China, it's been one-upping after one-upping in the race to bring faster charging speeds to mobile devices, if only in demonstrations. For example, Xiaomi recently called out its 100W technology. In turn, vivo has run up the field with a new video showing off how fast 120 watts can charge a phone. Read More
Some of you might remember back in March when we took a quick look at the Top Greener USB-C wall outlet. Well, late yesterday the price over at Amazon hit an all-time low. If the idea of being able to plug your devices into a 2.4A USB-A and 3A USB-C compatible wall outlet sounds appealing, for precisely $23.96, the experience can be yours. Read More
Should the first-party Samsung fast chargers be a bit too rich for your blood, this deal might serve as an alternative. Today over at Amazon you can pick up a Seneo Fast Wireless charger for just a hair shy of $15, via a coupon. Even better, the charger is quite specifically listed as being compatible with Samsung devices, and it can even perform so-called "fast charging" with them. Now your Galaxy S8 can wirelessly suck down 10 watts of juice for just $15. Read More
The transition to USB Type-C hasn't been as smooth as we all would have hoped. There were a number of bad cables early on, and there are still different versions of fast charging that require the right cables and wall adapters. You can simplify the process a little with a Type-C wall outlet like the one available from Top Greener. We tested this device to make sure it performs as intended, and indeed it does. This outlet will fast-charge your Pixel (or other USB-PD devices). Read More
Fast charging is getting really, well... fast. It seems like every phone that comes out has some new version of fast charge tech with bigger numbers. Now Meizu has the biggest numbers yet. Its Super mCharge system can push 55W of power to the phone. By comparison, the Pixel XL can only handle 18W. Read More
OnePlus likes to talk a big game about everything it does, and that statement is even more true when it comes to Dash Charge, the fast-charging feature introduced in the OnePlus 3 and 3T. If you follow the company's social presences, you'd notice at least a few mentions of Dash Charge every week, but this new video is a whole other ball game.
OnePlus got Emily Ratajkowski, who seems like the personification of a millennial (hate the word, but it's the most suited here) celebrity to explain how Dash Charge works, vocal fry and all. Presumably, loads of cash changed hands in the process, but not enough to make Emily seem less bored during certain segments of the 2min+ video. Read More