Satechi has introduced a charger with some fascinating specs: it has four USB-C ports able to supplying 165 watts of energy directly, and it would promote for $120. It’s able to pumping out 100W of energy for a single machine and may even try this whereas charging one or two different units, relying on the ability they draw.
That’s spectacular, provided that the 120W Anker brick we wrote about final month (which additionally had four ports) wasn’t able to doing the identical — it may solely cost at a 60W / 30W / 20W break up, the place the Satechi can do 100W / 30W / 30W. It will probably additionally present two units with 60W and give the third 45W when you’re extra into charging a few lighter-weight computer systems at a time — for instance, possibly a 13-inch MacBook Professional, a Chromebook, and a MacBook Air.
The again of the charger lays out the varied configurations you should utilize it in.
That 100W charging will go away when you hook up four units, although — from there, it’ll drop to placing out 60W / 45W / 30W / 30W. Nonetheless, that’s not dangerous for a machine that weighs 12 ounces (or round 340 grams), in accordance to its spec sheet. If you happen to’re one to carry a lot of USB-C units with you whereas touring, the Satechi might be a great way to cost all of them up directly with out having to juggle a number of bricks and retailers.
All that juice is nice and all the things, however my favourite characteristic has to be the little stand that comes with it to maintain it upright on a desk. Not solely would it not make the charger simpler to use as a dwelling charging station, but it surely additionally makes it seem like a cute little robotic (a minimum of to my eyes). It might additionally assist with boring issues like cable administration, maintaining the removable charging cable away from the up to four USB-C cables popping out from the entrance.
Satechi’s actually made this charger stand out.
The charger is obtainable to preorder on Satechi’s web site for $120, however the firm says you will get 20 % off by utilizing the code “CES20” till January thirteenth, bringing the worth down to $96 earlier than any relevant taxes and delivery. In accordance to the product web page, the US model will ship by January 14th.
If you happen to don’t want fairly as a lot energy and portage, Satechi sells a 66W three USB-C port charger for $55. Anker additionally introduced a $79 100W charger with two USB-C ports and one USB-A port at CES, claiming that it’ll be the “world’s smallest 100W gallium nitride wall charger.”