There are so many devices that need to be charged, but not all chargers are created equally – especially when it comes to speed. CES 2019 presented some exciting messages for wireless chargers, powerful fast chargers that utilize GaN (gallium nitride) to shrink down in size and even car mount. To get a better understanding of the developing charging market, we decided to round up the best new charging tool so that you can find out what your next charging installation should be.
Griffin's new wireless charger
Apple's AirPower is still nowhere to be seen, so Griffin announced a charging station that could fill the gap. Its PowerBlock Wireless Fast Charging Pad is a 7.5-watt Qi charger with space for both an iPhone and an Apple Watch, and it will be sold in the next few months for $ 79.99. An iPhone-only version was also announced.
Griffin also debuted two other wireless chargers. The PowerBlack Wireless Charging Stand can be transformed from being a tripod to a flat pad and the Wireless Charging Bank Reserve is a 5000 mAh portable battery back with a wireless charging connector point for your phone. Chargers cost $ 39.99 and $ 34.99, respectively, when they start in the first quarter of 2019.
Anchors GaN Fast Chargers
Accessories manufacturers like Anker begin to produce fast chargers containing gallium nitride (GaN), allowing smaller bricks and more efficient charging. One of the first is the 30 watt Atom PD 1 charging stone that starts later this month for $ 29.99. It's not much bigger than a regular iPhone charger, but it can quickly charge an iPad Pro, smartphone or 13-inch MacBook Air.
A GaN charger can better withstand heat, draw less power and deliver power faster than traditional fast charging stones. Competition in the GaN charger already holds, so it's time for Anker to get its first option out there.
Portable wireless charging with suction cups
This is a Kickstarter, and I will admit that it is a bit odd but interesting. The portable Yoolox charging package includes small suction cups to hold onto your smartphone. They have enough suction to keep your phone falling, with or without a leather case. For the $ 79 price list, you get a 10,000 mAh battery with both USB-C and USB-A outputs.
Unfortunately, it only supports 5W wireless charge, which is below fast charging speeds.
iOtties motorized wireless car mount
One of the other remarkable but useful chargers at this year's show was iOttie's car mount, which has motorized arms that automatically "hug" your phone when you lay down the. It's called Auto Sense Wireless Fast Car. Belkin has the first third party's USB-C to flash cable
Apple has long maintained strict control over flash contacts, and it is believed to find USB-C to flash cables can be a challenge. In fact, the only legitimate option has been Apple's own pointed cable.
Finally, third party options will come. Belkin releases a USB-C to flash cable in four-foot, six-foot and 10-foot versions in pointed black and pointed white patterns. Their prices will range from $ 24.99 to $ 34.99 when Belkin sends the cables later this spring.
Griffin also made third-party USB-C to Lightning cables
If you're not keen on getting your USB-C into Lightning cables from Belkin, you're happy to know that There is an alternative. Griffin has also announced some new cables, in two styles: Premium with a woven cable and aluminum head or standard model which is made of plastic with lower price. The premium cable measures five meters long, while the two standard cables are available in four- and six-foot models. Standard Griffin USB-C for Lightning cables is available in black or white, while the premium comes in silver, black or gold.
In terms of pricing and availability, the shortest standard cable will cost $ 19.99, the six-foot standard will cost $ 29.99, and finally, the premium cable will hit you down to $ 34.99 when they ship out between April and April. May this year.