Anker's Nano II GaN chargers shrink while becoming more efficient

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Accessory producer Anker has released three new Gallium Nitride (GaN) chargers for recharging iPhones and MacBooks, with the Nano II chargers said to be more efficient and compact than the company's previous generation.

Launched on Monday, the Nano II range consists of a 30-watt charger, a 45-watt charger, and a 65-watt charger. Using GaN as the semiconductor, the chargers are able to be made with a very small footprint, while still providing high levels of power transfers.

In the case of the 30W, it is 59% smaller than the previous model, the 45W is 34% slimmer, and the 65W is 58% smaller than the original 61W version. Both the 45W and 65W models also benefit from having foldable plug designs to minimize their size in storage.

Using Anker's second-generation "GaN II" technology, the chargers are claimed to have a 20% increase in working efficiency, enabling the smaller size while also producing less heat. A single USB Type-C connection is located at the top of each charger, managed with PowerIQ 3.0.

Available for preorder from Amazon and Anker directly, the 30W Nano II is priced at $29.99, while the 45W is $35.99, and the 65W is $39.99.

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  • Reply 1 of 3
    StrangeDaysStrangeDays Posts: 12,661member
    Damn. These are nice. I recently tested the prior 20W model and some other brands up to 65W, and they all worked really well provided your cables support them (alas, all the multi-headed cables I bought don't, but regular single-plug cables did).
  • Reply 2 of 3
    omasouomasou Posts: 507member
    Love Anker. The only "problem" I have is they move so quickly that what I buy is out of date w/in a year.

    Now they need to update the compact car charger from USB-A to USB-C.
    edited May 2021 watto_cobra
  • Reply 3 of 3
    KBuffettKBuffett Posts: 93member
    Credit to Anker, they make very nice products. If only this had holding pins.
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