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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.
Samsung announced a slew of accessories for its new Galaxy S20 line-up yesterday, but failed to mention the one gadget everyone needs these days: battery packs. They may not be as sexy as LED or Kvadrat cases, but they can be real lifesavers, and soon Samsung will be selling an powerful pair of power banks with up to 25W USB-C output.
Whether you're puttering around town, traveling for a work conference, or hanging out at a public event, the last thing you ever want to see is your phone battery dipping below that 20% mark. For these cases when you don't have a wall charger handy, you need a reliable portable battery that packs enough power to recharge your mobile devices not just once, but multiple times, if necessary. To help you find the best of the best, we've put together a list of our five favorite USB-C Power Delivery charging banks that can top off all your gadgets on the go.
Whether you travel a lot or simply want to avoid multiplying the number of wall chargers, getting one with several outlets can be a good idea. If you're looking for a reliable one with USB-C compatibility, you're in luck, as Aukey's 36W USB-C PD wall charger is down to $19 with this deal.
Running out of power when you're on the go can be a real pain, but this RAVPower external battery has got you covered: It can charge a variety of devices thanks to its three ports and high capacity. It usually sells for $60, but you can now get it for $10 off on Amazon.
AUKEY, the company known for its innovative charging solutions, recently released its most versatile series of products yet. Omni-Power was designed to consolidate all of the latest accelerated charging standards into a single USB Power Delivery solution, bestowing virtually any modern device with fast charging capabilities. Now your devices can wield that same power. Here's how you can enter to win one of five AUKEY Omni-Power bundles.
You've probably seen wall outlets with built-in USB ports, but this outlet from TopGreener is pretty special. Not only does it have a USB Type-A connector, but the connector supports Qualcomm QuickCharge 3.0, and there's an additional Type-C port. The wall outlet is now $33.99 on Amazon, a $6 reduction from the original price.
You can never have too many chargers around, and the Aukey 46W Type-C brick should meet most if not all of your needs. It can juice up laptops like the Pixelbook and MacBook as well as phones like the Pixel. It's on sale right now for $27.99, but this is an Amazon Lightning Deal—it's going fast.
We're well into the era of USB Type-C now, but not all Type-C chargers are created equal. It can be hard to find an inexpensive spare charger with support for USB-PD. That's the charging standard used on the Pixels, Essential Phone, Pixelbook, Macbook, and more. You can get some of Aukey's USB-PD chargers today for as much as 25% off with coupon codes.
When you travel, you get a good idea of the stuff it takes to keep your lifestyle going. It's one thing to be surrounded by all the things you need at home, but it's another to selectively pack them into a limited space with the expectation of maintaining the same standards. For me, the limiting factor has always been power: charging all my stuff means toting a pile of cables and bricks around. In fact, that's one of the biggest advantages of the growing ubiquity of USB-C and the PD spec.