GaNPrime chargers from Anker’s latest series produce up to 150w of power

For those of us who travel frequently, keeping our electronics charged while on the go is a constant struggle. Anker has unveiled a variety of chargers that claim to satisfy even the most rabid power users. Gallium Nitride (GaN) is used as the silicon in the new series, which promises significantly greater power outputs at significantly reduced heat loss. Or, smaller chargers produce less heat.

Although the GaN technology isn’t precisely new, it is worth celebrating that it is now available in consumer goods at affordable rates.

According to Steven Yang, CEO of Anker Innovations, “GaN is letting us to totally revolutionise the way we charge our gadgets by offering improved power transfer efficiency, faster-charging rates, and smaller, more portable chargers.” “Our partners gave us exclusive access to state-of-the-art GaN technology, enabling us to design chargers that last longer and are more environmentally friendly.”

Wall chargers with USB-A and USB-C ports are included in the new series of chargers, ranging from the incredibly small but sluggish 65W “735” charger with two USB-C and a USB-A socket up to the 150W behemoth named “747,” as well as a few ingenious “power strips” and wireless charging options.

These chargers intrigue me most for their mobility, in my opinion. Particularly, Anker’s 737 charger offers 120W of power supply to two USB-C devices and one USB-A device simultaneously. Together, it means you can use one power outlet to charge two computers simultaneously, or more likely, a laptop, a phone or tablet, and an accessory of some kind.

The top-of-the-line 747 packs an even more punch but gives up its compact design in lieu of an extra USB-C connector and 30W of power supply capacity.

On paper, these chargers perform better than, say, the ones that come with an Apple laptop. If they’re as durable and dependable, only time (and reviews) will tell, but Anker has established itself as a very significant competitor in this market with high-quality goods that aren’t exactly the cheapest on the market but strike a decent mix between quality and price.

I’m happy to have more power supply alternatives for my own projects as a hardware hacker and maker; USB (and, more recently, USB-C) is a flexible, almost universal standard. Access to quick, dependable chargers is advantageous for both mobile developers and those building prototypes.