Anchor USB-C multipart Charger for MacBook

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Buerkletucson, Apr 13, 2016.

  1. Buerkletucson macrumors 6502

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    Looks like this just came out.....full speed multi-port charger for MacBook.
    Will charge via USB-C at full 29 watts (2 Amps x 14.5V) plus has regular ports for iPhone, iPad, etc.
    One charger for all my Apple devices.

    Sweet...

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  2. Richdmoore macrumors 68000

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    Very useful for those who want to fast charge the large iPad Pro as well.
     
  3. boast macrumors 65816

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    Nice! I've been waiting for something like this.

    Wish they made a smaller 3 port, though.
     
  4. Buerkletucson, Apr 14, 2016
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  6. LostAggie macrumors 6502

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    The new one is the + version and it hasn't been released yet. Will be on my to buy list though!
     
  7. Buerkletucson thread starter macrumors 6502

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    It is released.....
    See my link above.......this is the Plus + version and was just released........now available for purchase.
    Ordered mine last night.

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  8. LostAggie macrumors 6502

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    Weird, it said pre order on the site when I checked this morning...
     
  9. bruinsrme macrumors 601

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    This will be perfect for my trip to vegas. thank you for the link
     
  10. dwfaust macrumors 68040

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    Apart from the fact that the company name is ANKER (not "Anchor"), I have no need for this one. But I have purchased a number of their power products and found them to be pretty good. They are reliable and work exactly as advertised.
     
  11. Cascades42 macrumors 6502

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    If I had a MacBook, and if this were available in Europe, it would be shipping to me right now. It would replace my current desk hub (which is actually for connecting multiple devices to the iMac so isn't great).

    Anker have a good track record, tempted to buy this when it comes to Europe anyway for charging the iPad Pro.
     
  12. Buerkletucson thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Got mine today....
    Everything I'd expect from Anker.......top quality and performs as expected.
    Highly recommended.


    Two very minor updates I'd like to see:
    *Rubber feet to prevent sliding
    *Power Indicator

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  13. LostAggie macrumors 6502

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    Where did you purchase?
     
  14. Buerkletucson thread starter macrumors 6502

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    This looks great. Anyone know of availability in UK/Europe?
     
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    Does this thing charge faster than the Apple multiport adapter?
     
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    I began buying ANKER external batteries and charging products a few years ago. They've grown to become the premier maker of cutting edge power management products for the mobile space. Discounted prices via Amazon only makes them an even better value. Quality, durability and longevity make them my favorite.
     
  19. ctyrider macrumors 6502a

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    It looks rather big, and comes with unwieldy power cord. OK for home / desk use, but too bulky for travel. Also, no support for international power plugs.

    What I'd really like to see is an Apple style USB-C charger with interchangeable and foldable power prongs.. But expanded with 2x additional USB-C charging ports (lower wattage is fine on those). That I would buy.

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  20. Brookzy macrumors 68040

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    Do you mean does it charge the MacBook faster than the Apple USB-C power adapter, or does it charge a USB device faster than the Apple USB-C HDMI and VGA Multiport adapters?

    If the former, it will charge the MacBook at the same speed.

    If the latter, it will charge additional devices faster. The USB-A port on the Apple Multiport adapters only provides the same power as a 5W power adapter. The Anker one can provide up to 12W on each USB-A port. :)
     
  21. LostAggie macrumors 6502

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    This is a perfect device for travel in my opinion. I have charge my MacBook, iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and company Moto G so this allows me to just carry one brick!
     
  22. a2daj macrumors member

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    I agree, it is perfect for travel. I just received mine and it replaces my 6 port Anker charger I was previously using for MacBook + everything else charging. Right now I'm charging my MacBook and iPad Pro. According to Coconut Battery I was getting full power charging when the battery was less full.
     
  23. Biggie Robs macrumors member

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    Both, really. Thanks for the info!
     
  24. Buerkletucson, Apr 18, 2016
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    That external cord is a bonus IMHO....
    The square brick is ridiculous to fit in most outlets and gobbles up space for another plugin device.
    The much preferred cord allows you to place it wherever you want it.......great job by Anker.

    To big?.....not IMHO......
    It replaces multiple bricks and ends up saving space for travel.
    More compact and usable than any existing alternative.

    I like it so much I got one for home use and one for travel....
     

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