CES 2019: Satechi Launches New Multi-Port USB-C Chargers Ideal for Latest iPad Pro, MacBook Air, and More

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    Satechi today at CES 2019 announced it has released two new power adapters, including a dual-port wall charger and a four-port travel charger.

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    The wall charger features one 18W USB-C Power Delivery port and one 12W USB-A port, while the travel charger features a pair of 60W and 18W USB-C Power Delivery ports and two USB-A ports with a total max output of 12W.

    The 18W USB-C port on the wall charger is ideal for charging a 2018 iPad Pro or fast charging the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, or iPhone XR with a USB-C to Lightning cable. Fast charging an iPhone provides up to 50 percent battery life in just 30 minutes, according to Apple.

    The four-port travel charger is ideal for not only the latest iPhone and iPad models, but larger devices such as the newest MacBook Air and Nintendo Switch.

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    The dual-port wall charger is available for pre-order for $29.99 in space gray on Satechi's website in the United States, with orders estimated to begin shipping on January 31. The four-port travel charger is available now for $69.99 on Amazon and Satechi's website and ships in an estimated one to two days.

    Satechi does not include charging cables with either power adapter.

    Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with Amazon and Satechi. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a commission, which helps us keep the site running.

    Article Link: CES 2019: Satechi Launches New Multi-Port USB-C Chargers Ideal for Latest iPad Pro, MacBook Air, and More
     
  2. Crow KC macrumors member

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    Great, 2 ports. Where's the 6-port or 10-port USB-C chargers like there are for USB-A?
     
  3. macduke macrumors G3

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    That four port one might be a good buy. Does anyone know if this uses gallium nitride like the new tiny Anker ones? If not I wonder if Anker will make one with even more ports using that newer gallium nitride technology which seems to be more efficient for PD.

    The problem is getting 10 60W ports in one device. Heck, even four 30W ports. Heat in a small enclosure and failure rates, fire hazards, etc.
     
  4. Crow KC macrumors member

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    These are 18W ports, not 60. 10 may be difficult but more than 2 should not be.
     
  5. macduke macrumors G3

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    The travel one that has more ports has 60W.

    My ideal travel charger would have one 60W for Macs, one 30W for iPad Pro, and four 18W. Maybe it would be possible with gallium nitride? I would be fine if it was two 18W and then two USB-A for our Apple Watches which don't need much power. Or even better if there were two Apple Watch pucks on the outside so I don't have to bring so many freaking things that I either forget or lose, lol.
     
  6. m0sher macrumors 6502

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    Is it just me or is it really refreshing to see Apple working with USB-C in more products now?

    iPhone next.
     
  7. Crow KC macrumors member

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    For my laptop, I'd need 87W - regardless I prefer a laptop to use a dedicated charger.

    I'd prefer a USB-C version of the Anker 10-port USB-A chargers I already use. They have a 60W max, but will also fast charge (2.4W) on any port. 10 ports at 2.4W is 240W which it can't do of course, but that's fine. It distributes the power that it has available as it can. As some devices top off and others don't use much anyways (e.g. Apple Watch charging) and you're almost never going to use all the ports at once anyways, the cap of 60W is never a real limit. 10 ports excessive? Okay, then 5 or 6. Something more than 2 which is the max I've seen on a charger thus far.
     
  8. Romf macrumors 6502

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    The travel one would be quite nice for me, but I'm always scared to use third party chargers, especially for my MBP.
    I have a 4 ports usb A Aukey, and it makes my ipad quite unresponsive, for example, so I guess it's not as good as Apple charger.
    How to be sure this one would be ok?
     
  9. stylinexpat macrumors 65816

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    Not sure how this is all that great. Would have been better had it been 100W to fast charge MacBook and then also offer fast charge for iPad Pro and iPhone otherwise one may as well just use the Apple chargers separately
     

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