Deals: Anker's New Sale Has $8 Wireless Chargers, $23 Portable Batteries, and $28 Bluetooth Speakers

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Anker's newest round of discounts have hit Amazon this week, offering shoppers a chance to save on Bluetooth speakers, wall chargers, wireless chargers, portable batteries, and Lightning cables. As usual, Anker's discounts will only last for a few days, so be sure to visit Amazon to make your purchase soon if you're interested.

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You'll find Bluetooth speakers on sale starting at $27.88, as well as a solid deal across the company's PowerCore Slim line of 10,000 mAh portable batteries (in every color). You can get your favorite colorway for $22.99, down from $39.99 this week. Most of these sales are automatically discounted, but some do require a coupon code, which you can find below.

Bluetooth Speakers
Wall Chargers

Wireless Charger

Portable Charger

Cable

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Anker seems to be having a new sale every week. Maybe they should just lower their prices. I get it, they make quality stuff, but it’s all super commoditized stuff.
 
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Time has come when we need a charger to charge a portable charger...
So said portable charger is slightly more useful than a solar-powered flashlight. :rolleyes:
 

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Time has come when we need a charger to charge a portable charger...
So said portable charger is slightly more useful than a solar-powered flashlight. :rolleyes:
It comes with the USB-C cable, so I guess they're assuming (and rightfully so, IMHO) that folks have a USB-C charger already or a port on their laptop to charge from.
 
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It comes with the USB-C cable, so I guess they're assuming (and rightfully so, IMHO) that folks have a USB-C charger already or a port on their laptop to charge from.
If a product cannot function right out of the box, it is useless.
Don't give Apple any ideas about not including a charger with the phone...
 

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If a product cannot function right out of the box, it is useless.
Don't give Apple any ideas about not including a charger with the phone...
Seriously? The whole purpose of this product is to charge an existing product that, as you mention, ALREADY COMES WITH A CHARGER.

You HAVE the charger already presumably.

They are giving you the USB-C cable because, correctly so, they are assuming your charger cable is product specific (lightening, mini-usb, etc).

This is a convenience item that is not expected to be used and/or charged every day. If it is, you have bigger problems.
 
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Seriously? The whole purpose of this product is to charge an existing product that, as you mention, ALREADY COMES WITH A CHARGER.

You HAVE the charger already presumably.

They are giving you the USB-C cable because, correctly so, they are assuming your charger cable is product specific (lightening, mini-usb, etc).

This is a convenience item that is not expected to be used and/or charged every day. If it is, you have bigger problems.
That is one of the product that can be charged.
This portable charger should not rely on ANOTHER product just to function.
It is just as useful as a solar-powered flashlight.
 

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That is one of the product that can be charged.
This portable charger should not rely on ANOTHER product just to function.
It is just as useful as a solar-powered flashlight.
It's charged by plugging into the power point.
Is that not "ANOTHER product"? Do you not have to pay for the electricity, or the sparky?
 

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Anker seems to be having a new sale every week. Maybe they should just lower their prices.
True... but having a "sale" gets a mention on websites like this. We're reading about this because of the sale.

But if Anker's prices were permanently low... there would be no articles saying "yep, prices still low"

It's all part of their marketing strategy.

Sure... if they can sell a cable for $8 instead of the normal $11... then they should just make it $8.

But it's the "sale" that gets people's attention.
 

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It's charged by plugging into the power point.
Is that not "ANOTHER product"? Do you not have to pay for the electricity, or the sparky?
Does it plug DIRECTLY into a NEMA connector without getting an extra peripheral?
Is it really that hard to understand?
Let's use an example:
Buying an electric vehicle but they sell the plug separately.
Without the plug, you can't charge the vehicle.
 

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Does it plug DIRECTLY into a NEMA connector without getting an extra peripheral?
Is it really that hard to understand?
Let's use an example:
Buying an electric vehicle but they sell the plug separately.
Without the plug, you can't charge the vehicle.
Ummm...yes, they do sell the plug separately.

Oh...that was your point...agreeing with me. Hah!


I think the real question is, does one feel the price is unfair without the plug? I’m sure they’d be happy to include a plug for charging and simply make the price $60 instead of $40.
 
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Ummm...yes, they do sell the plug separately.

Oh...that was your point...agreeing with me. Hah!


I think the real question is, does one feel the price is unfair without the plug? I’m sure they’d be happy to include a plug for charging and simply make the price $60 instead of $40.
The thing is, it does not seem like it can be charged with the 5W charger. So it is still expensive.
Not even sure what did you think I agreed with you.
The portable charger cannot perform its intended function right out of the box without buying ANOTHER piece of equipment.
 

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The thing is, it does not seem like it can be charged with the 5W charger. So it is still expensive.
Not even sure what did you think I agreed with you.
The portable charger cannot perform its intended function right out of the box without buying ANOTHER piece of equipment.
I think you have a reading comprehension problem.

It charges with either an 18w USB-C (fast charge) or a standard USB-A...it says it at least three times on the Amazon page.

And if you think anyone on here believes you don’t have at lease ONE USB-A cord in your possession or the ability to use the provided USB-C corset provided, I don’t know what to tell you.

And again, as I stated above but you completely ignored, the price is reflective of a separate power plug being excluded. This is an 18w USB-C charger that has dual charging capabilities to charge with the USB-A output for $23?? Find one cheaper without the power cord or add in a power cord and find one cheaper with that combo.

Or buy a USB-A cable to use with the power block I know you have since it came with your iPhone. Amazon has them for one cent (yes...one cent) with $4 shipping.

I’m still confused about your electric car reference. They do NOT come with a plug...you either buy the power module separately and install in your garage or (and this is key as to why it isn’t included in the price of the car), not everyone needs or wants one!! They may live in an apartment that has a charging station, they may use a charging station near where they live, they may use a charging station where they work...what was your point??
 

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I think you have a reading comprehension problem.

It charges with either an 18w USB-C (fast charge) or a standard USB-A...it says it at least three times on the Amazon page.

And if you think anyone on here believes you don’t have at lease ONE USB-A cord in your possession or the ability to use the provided USB-C corset provided, I don’t know what to tell you.

And again, as I stated above but you completely ignored, the price is reflective of a separate power plug being excluded. This is an 18w USB-C charger that has dual charging capabilities to charge with the USB-A output for $23?? Find one cheaper without the power cord or add in a power cord and find one cheaper with that combo.

Or buy a USB-A cable to use with the power block I know you have since it came with your iPhone. Amazon has them for one cent (yes...one cent) with $4 shipping.

I’m still confused about your electric car reference. They do NOT come with a plug...you either buy the power module separately and install in your garage or (and this is key as to why it isn’t included in the price of the car), not everyone needs or wants one!! They may live in an apartment that has a charging station, they may use a charging station near where they live, they may use a charging station where they work...what was your point??
Or too long of descriptions...
It is buried in one of the lines. It says it takes 10.2 hours to charge using USB A. And guess what, not everyone has a USB C wall charger.
The price is decent for 10,000 mAh except it could not charge itself right out of the box.
To give you an example, see the RavPower charger below, currently at $23.99 with 10% off.
Yes, it does not have 10,000 mAh, but I can use it right out of the box. Is that too much to ask for?
EV are definitely sold with a SAE J1772 connector or an optional adapter in Tesla's case, that can plug into a 110V outlet. (I know, the Leaf features CHAdeMO, but it still comes with a SAE J1772). You maybe got confused with the level 2 charger instead.
 

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Or too long of descriptions...
It is buried in one of the lines. It says it takes 10.2 hours to charge using USB A. And guess what, not everyone has a USB C wall charger.
The price is decent for 10,000 mAh except it could not charge itself right out of the box.
To give you an example, see the RavPower charger below, currently at $23.99 with 10% off.
Yes, it does not have 10,000 mAh, but I can use it right out of the box. Is that too much to ask for?
EV are definitely sold with a SAE J1772 connector or an optional adapter in Tesla's case, that can plug into a 110V outlet. (I know, the Leaf features CHAdeMO, but it still comes with a SAE J1772). You maybe got confused with the level 2 charger instead.
If you are okay with USB-A only with no fast charge, only works in North American type plugs with the included plug, holds about half the power, only comes in one color, is twice as thick,...and despite the picture trying to make you believe you can also charge it up with an Apple plug, it is clearly a mini-USB input. Why do companies do that?

Other than that, the convenience of the built in plug is nice. Just too bulky and slow and limited power for what I would use a charger for while traveling.
 

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If you are okay with USB-A only with no fast charge, only works in North American type plugs with the included plug, holds about half the power, only comes in one color, is twice as thick,...and despite the picture trying to make you believe you can also charge it up with an Apple plug, it is clearly a mini-USB input. Why do companies do that?

Other than that, the convenience of the built in plug is nice. Just too bulky and slow and limited power for what I would use a charger for while traveling.
Just different strokes for different folks, mate.
It is an older product, hence the micro USB input. Apple did not even offer a USB C until like last year for its mobile devices. For someone only using their products, they may not even have the charger yet.
On the other hand, considering this product combined the wall charger and portable charger into one, I believe it is a good alternative.
(I don't even want to have a fast charger considering how the battery deteriorates quicker with that. Chemistry limitation still exists, sadly.)
 

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(I don't even want to have a fast charger considering how the battery deteriorates quicker with that. Chemistry limitation still exists, sadly.)
That's not true. Fast charging doesn't deteriorate battery life, it is the heat associated with it that does. Current smart phones have protections in place to prevent that from happening.

And I agree about the built in plug...nice feature especially since it can be used as a wall charger as well as a power supply when not plugged in. I just typically need my charger when I'm at the airport and realize my phone won't last for the flight. Fast charging is real important then.
 
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