MacRumors Giveaway: Win an 18W USB-C Power Adapter From Choetech

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    For this week's giveaway, we've teamed up with Choetech to offer MacRumors readers a chance to win an 18W USB-C Power Delivery Wall Charger.

    This giveaway product is a little simpler than many of our other giveaway options, but we have quite a few to provide to MacRumors readers and these power adapters are an essential component for fast charging with the iPhone X, iPhone 8, and iPhone 8 Plus.

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    All of Apple's newest devices support fast charging speeds using an 18W+ USB-C power adapter and a USB-C to Lightning cable, which needs to be purchased directly from Apple for $19.

    Apple touts fast charging when the aforementioned USB-C to Lightning cable is paired with a MacBook or MacBook Pro adapter, but prices on those start at $49 (for the 30W version), making fast charging prohibitively expensive. At $15 (or even lower, check out the discount below), Choetech's solution is more affordable.

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    Earlier this year, MacRumors did extensive testing on various iPhone charging methods and confirmed that an 18W charger such as this one provides just as much charging power as the official MacBook power adapters.

    In fact, this Choetech charger is the exact charger that was used in our testing, and paired with an Apple USB-C to Lightning cable, it charged an iPhone X from 1 percent to 49 percent in 30 minutes, and from 49 percent to 79 percent in another 30 minutes.

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    Apple's fast charging specification is designed to provide a 50 percent charge in just a half hour, which is successfully achievable with Choetech's 18W power adapter.

    This power adapter isn't much to look at with its plain black design and rather prominent logo, but it gets the job done. If you have a Nintendo Switch or a compatible Android smartphone, it also charges those devices at full speeds.

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    We have 35 of Choetech's 18W power adapters to give away, and Choetech is also providing a significant discount for MacRumors readers. Enter code MACRPD18 at checkout when purchasing from Amazon to drop the price from $15 to $10. This deal will be available until the end of the month.

    To enter to win the giveaway, use the Rafflecopter widget below and enter an email address. Email addresses will be used solely for contact purposes to reach the winners and send the prizes. You can earn additional entries by subscribing to our weekly newsletter, subscribing to our YouTube channel, following us on Twitter, or visiting the MacRumors Facebook page.

    Due to the complexities of international laws regarding giveaways, only U.S. residents who are 18 years or older and Canadian residents (excluding Quebec) who have reached the age of majority in their province or territory are eligible to enter. To offer feedback or get more information on the giveaway restrictions, please refer to our Site Feedback section, as that is where discussion of the rules will be redirected.


    The contest will run from today (July 20) at 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time through 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time on July 27. The winners will be chosen randomly on July 27 and will be contacted by email. The winners will have 48 hours to respond and provide a shipping address before new winners are chosen.

    Article Link: MacRumors Giveaway: Win an 18W USB-C Power Adapter From Choetech
     
  2. OldSchoolMacGuy macrumors 601

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    If only it included the Apple-branded USB-C to Lightning cable that's also required to fast-charge the iPhone. At this point, I believe Apple is the only one that offers a compatible cable (I'd love to know if there are other options).
     
  3. pipis2010 macrumors regular

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    Shouldn’t you at some point hold an INTERNATIONAL giveaway and forget the “complexities” altogether??

    The only real complexity I can think of is a higher price of postage of the gift via courier service. At least include some more countries , since this is an international site...
     
  4. rybitron macrumors newbie

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    There are many different rules related to giving away products by state and by country. Most of the rules revolve around the tax implications and in some cases giving away products involves gambling rules.

    It should be a simple thing to do, but its not.
     
  5. OldSchoolMacGuy macrumors 601

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    This. Even nearby countries like Canada are an absolute mess to do giveaways to. Taxes, duty, added shipping costs, and more. They make it very unattractive to anyone to do an international giveaway, which is why you see them so infrequently (even from large international companies).
     
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  7. Jimmy James macrumors 68040

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    Foreseeing lots of comments about accelerated battery degradation.
     
  8. B4U macrumors 68000

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    The only real complexity?
    There are something called LAWS.
     
  9. FelixDerKater Contributor

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    This is a nice charger. It works just as well as the Anker.
     
  10. chriscrowlee macrumors 65816

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    People always talk about things they don't know or understand, so that's nothing new. My purple unicorn loves hers.
     
  11. Dizzy714 macrumors member

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    It’s been an hour and I went from 5% to 40%......
     
  12. chriscrowlee macrumors 65816

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    I don't get it with this charger. There is Amazon.com selling it and the seller Choetech direct. It seems there are two versions, one updated and more slick, modern looking design. I ordered and got the older one. I wanted the more sleek one.

    Anyone else have experience with this one?
     

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  13. Dizzy714 macrumors member

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    I got the one that’s in the 2nd photo. Again, I’m not getting fast charging with this charger. I’m using Apple’s 2M cable, which I can’t imagine should decrease the fast charging times that significatly from the 1M version...
     
  14. gr8sho macrumors newbie

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    I have two of these, and I like them despite their size. However the present ios12 beta no longer provides the second audible bing to indicate fast charge mode. Am concerned about the charger somehow not qualifying for Apple's newer spec constraint I've read about .
     

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