Power banks don’t get nearly enough credit for the engineering hurdles they present, but after years of bumping up charging speeds and capacities, we’ve hit the summit of what power banks can achieve on the high end. It's time to refocus the fight.
Phone chargers are vital currency in a busy household or overworked office, and if yours is starting to fail or keeps getting "borrowed," maybe it's time to upgrade to something newer, smaller, and better. Here are the best compact phone chargers for your Android and iPhone.
USB-C Power Delivery has opened up whole new worlds of charging convenience, but there's more to buying a new Power Delivery wall charger or portable charger than seeing PD in the title and high wattage. Here's what to look for when buying the best charger.
Gallium nitride is one of the most exciting advances in charger technology in recent years, allowing us to shrink laptop chargers from bricks into slick little skipping stones. These are the best value and the more useful GaN chargers on the market so far.
USB Type-C has been around for a while, and as other standards that use it continued to improve, it was only a matter of time before the connector and cable specs for Type C and Power Delivery were upgraded to match.
Gallium nitride has made the last three years a wonderful time for chargers as they shrank, stopped being hot enough to literally cook food, and became even more versatile thanks to the rise of Power Delivery. Today, Anker is taking another leap forward with what it's calling GaN II, which allows them to make smaller, literally cooler chargers for your phones and laptops.
Small, fast chargers are always great to have on hand and they make excellent gifts, and whether your recipient has the newest iPhone 12 or is still rocking something a few years old, Aukey's 20W USB-C charger is the perfect size, for their pocket and for your wallet.
While we may not be venturing out as often as in years past, that's no reason not to have a good power bank in your collection that can keep your phone alive on those marathon days waiting in line to vote or out hiking a mountain.