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Aukey's 18W dual-port PD charger is down to just $7 ($8 off)

Filling up several devices simultaneously can be a pain. Thankfully, some wall chargers come with several ports, making it simpler to plug in two phones or tablets at once. Aukey's product, which can deliver up to 18W, is now down to just $7 on Amazon, which is 55% off compared to its traditional MSRP.

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Our top 5 picks for USB-C Power Delivery chargers—from 30 Watts to 100

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.

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The RAVPower PD Pioneer 61W charger is down to $23 ($13 off) at Amazon

Whether you charge multiple devices by your bedside or you prefer to pack light while traveling, there's no greater convenience than owning a single charger that can manage multiple devices at once. It's even better when you can find a charging solution that's compatible with both USB-C and USB-A connections. Today you can pick up this highly rated RAVPower PD Pioneer 61W charger for $23 ($13 off) at Amazon.

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Nubia teases crazy 80W charging tech, image claims it's USB PD even though it breaks spec (Updated)

Nubia, of Red Magic fame, just teased an image of a phone charging on Weibo. In it, the device claims to be topping itself up at a ridiculous 80W speed. That's a pretty impressive number, and faster than anything else we've seen or heard of in a phone before, but it also raises some concerns. It claims to be doing this via USB PD, according to the image provided, but if it is, it's breaking the Power Delivery spec to do it.

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(Update: Winners) Win one of five AUKEY Omni-Power charging products bundles [US only]

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.

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Aukey's 30W USB-C wall charger is $20 ($10 off) with coupon code

Need to charge your phone or laptop quick and fast? A good 30-watt wall charger can make a lot of sense, but even with recent innovations, the bulk that get sold are still kinda big — if you're plugging into a packed power strip, you're often negotiating for space. But there are ways to get around that trouble and one of them is Aukey's USB-C wall charger, now on sale at Amazon for more than 30% off.

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Samsung's new USB PD 100W chips may finally bring ultra-fast charging to the masses

Xiaomi recently impressed battery worrywarts with its 100-watt Super Charge Turbo solution, but has yet to officially announce a phone with that technology. But when it comes to connecting up a couple of things with a USB cable, there's more to the equation than just power. Samsung is attempting to push that point by introducing a couple of power management chips today that can push 100W, but also puts priority on encryption.

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[Deal Alert] Get the ZeroLemon USB-PD/QC 3.0 wall charger for $30 after $30 off code on Amazon

Chargers usually only use one type of fast charging technology - be it Qualcomm Quick Charge, OnePlus DashCharge, USB Power Delivery, or something else. If you want something that can charge nearly everything at a fast rate, ZeroLemon's all-in-one brick is for you, and it's $30 off right now from Amazon.

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Android 7.0 CDD says Google may soon require OEMs to stop screwing with USB-C charging standards

In its latest revision of the Android Compatibility Definition Document, Google has laid down some rather interesting rules not related to Android itself, but rather common device hardware. In the CDD, a new section has appeared that specifically relates to the USB Type C standard and charging - a subject that has become increasingly thorny with the proliferation of numerous proprietary fast charging standards.

While the section for now is labeled as "STRONGLY RECOMMENDED," Google is signaling clearly that it could become mandatory: "in future Android versions we might REQUIRE all type-C devices to support full interoperability with standard type-C chargers."

The section essentially boils down to this.

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Google clarifies Pixel charging speeds, 5" Pixel peaks at 15 watts, only XL can do 18W

Earlier today a well-known community tester of USB devices reported that the 5" version of Google's Pixel phones was not able to pull more than 15 watts of power off the stock 18W USB-PD charger, despite Google's specification site for the Pixels implying heavily that both devices were capable of 18W charging.

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USB Type-C™ 18W adaptor with USB-PD

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We reached out to Google, and it turns out this was just a marketing materials mistake: the official specification page for the Pixel has been updated to correctly state that the phones support USB-PD charging from 15-18 watts, as opposed to simply 18 watts.

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