Why do you need a Satechi 100W USB-C PD Charger? Well the simplest way to put this is having a capable 3-in-1 plug that can charge 3 devices from just 1 plug point. If you think about the average home, you will have 1 or 2 double socket points, but you have multiple devices that need power and need to be charged up.
This product solves the issue of having to purchase yet another extension cable and also reduces the need for more plugs, simply.
More and more manufacturers (such as smartphone brands) are now shipping devices without power plugs, to reduce carbon footprints, waste and reduce the need for big packaging.
We all have a stash of plugs and cables available to us already, yes, I am referring to my MAN DRAW here. What I don’t have is enough plug points, so this product not only solves that but I have confidence that it will charge anything from a Laptop right down to a desktop light or speaker.
Founded in 2005 in San Diego, were one of the first brands to design Type-C USB products and have since built a brand that serves a huge community-based following.
They are committed to designing and manufacturing sleek looking products which has proved to be extremely popular across the globe.
Check the Satechi Website to see more from their range
Their award-winning designs spans across various solutions such as, charging, computer peripherals and smart home products.
Productivity. Meets Style.
Having followed the brand, myself for a while now, it is great to finally get the opportunity to take a look at this first of two we have been sent over, the 100W USB-C PD Compact Charger.
- I previously looked at a 66W GaN USB-C charger from Hyper, you can check this out here
100W Charging Power Delivery products
It is important to know that having a power block that delivers this kind of power, requires compatible cables too. Yes, that’s right, not all USB Type-C cables can actually support up to 100W Power Delivery (PD).
Link to a 100W compatible cable – https://amzn.to/3cPH7LO
Key Features of the Satechi 100W USB-C Charger:
- Features powerful, more efficient GaN technology (I explain what GaN means later on).
- Dual USB-C PD charging ports & an extra USB-A port
- Worry-free charging with over-temperature, current, voltage, load, and short-circuit protection.
- Compact size & sleek space grey design
How the power is distributed when in use:
1 x USB-C PD connected – up to 100W
2 x USB-C PD connected – up to 60W/30W
1 x USB-C PD + 1 x USB-A connected – up to 100W/12W
2 x USB-C PD + 1 x USB-A connected – up to 60W/30W/12W
Design and Unboxing the Satechi 100W USB-C Charger
If you follow Satechi online, you will know that they’re really good at portraying the design of their products. With over 360k followers on Instagram, they really know how to showcase the sleek metal (Apple Space Grey-ish) designs, which is why they’re so popular.
The product line-up is very much Apple focused, but don’t let this deter you as a lot of their range can be used with other manufactures too, as long as their compatible (of course).
- 2020/2019/2018/2017 MacBook Pro, 2020/2018 MacBook Air, 2020/2018 iPad Pro, 2020 iPad Air, Microsoft Surface Pro 7/Surface Laptop 3/Surface Go, iPhone 11 Pro Max/11 Pro/11, XS Max/XS/XR, and more.
- Requires EMark cable for 100W charging (sold separately).
DIMENSIONS & WEIGHT
- 75 x 2.5 x 1.25 inches, 11.2 oz
Satechi as a brand is solid, their marketing is great too. This power house charger is great, knowing that you can benefit from having up to 100W for three devices or just using it to power your laptop at the full power is awesome. The build is very premium and compliments your devices if you like aesthetics, especially. Some might be deterred by the hefty price tag of £79.99 but honestly, I honestly think for the price you are getting a great product.
Overall Rating: 5.0 out of 5.0 stars – 5.0 Stars
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What does GaN mean and why are we seeing this everywhere?
Well, to keep it simple and easy for everyone, it essentially stands for Gallium nitride (GaN). Basically, this is a material being used in place of silicon as it produces less heat, this allows manufacturers to mount components closer together thus meaning your wall charger becomes more powerful, smaller, and portable.
For the average folk, like us…it solves many issues. Such as having the ability to charge multiple devices using just the one power brick (not so brick anymore).
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