More devices continue to adopt USB-C charging ports, from the latest MacBook Pro, various Android phones and tablets, and even the new Nintendo Switch. The ability to charge, transfer data and power a display all through one cable is certainly not something to sneeze at. Some pain comes with these features though, a new port means additional chargers and adapters. Satechi’s latest accessory, the Travel Charger, is a low-cost solution that hopes to have you covered regardless of which device you may need to power.
Satechi’s USB-C Travel Charger comes in two different colors, silver and space grey which match either of the finishes offered with the late 2016 MacBook Pro. A gold version is also in the works, but won’t be available until May. The casing is low-profile, lightweight and features an aluminum and rubberized construction to provide extra durability when traveling.
In terms of charging, the Travel Charger outputs a maximum power of 40W across all three of its ports. Broken down, the single USB-C port charges at 14.5V or 2A, while the two USB-A ports output at 5V or 2.4A. This effectively means that you’ll be able to power up multiple devices without worrying about any degradation in charging speed. It also has an LED indicator to notify you of the Travel Charger’s current power status. The combination of all three ports allows you to keep pretty much any device powered up, which means it can be your go-to charger for traveling.
Satechi’s charger, being a travel oriented accessory, is designed to take up as little room as possible. Compared to Apple’s standard USB-C MacBook Pro charger, it offers a similar cord length, but in a much smaller package. Despite the emphasis on travel, it would also be great for tidying up your nightstand or desk’s charging setup.
The charger is currently available from Amazon at the discounted price of $34.99. Even at the regular retail price of $39.99, it’s still a great value compared to what you’d pay for similar USB-C chargers on the market. Compared to Apple’s pricing, it is a great alternative if you’re looking to pick up an extra charger for use at home or on the go.
The USB-C Travel Charger features smart auto-detect technology, which ensures each device is getting the maximum charge, but also automatically adjusts the wattage to deliver the best and safest possible charge for each device. The USB-C Travel Charger has a maximum output power up to 40W among three ports; 14.5V / 2A for the USB-C port and 5V / 2.4 for the USB-A ports, charging multiple devices at full speed. The compact USB-C Travel Charger features a sleek aluminum construction, portable enough to easily fit into any purse, laptop bag or backpack for convenient power on-the-go. It also includes a power cable to plug it in wherever necessary.