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JACKIE & MARILYN picks
Anker PowerPort Atom III, 60W USB-C PD
Dimensions: 2.4 x 2.28 x 1.12 inches
Why we love it: Some of the best chargers are the simplest, and the Anker PowerPort Atom III fits the bill. It’ll deliver a proper charge to your iPhone or laptop in a downright tiny charger that will fit in pocket or a bag. There’s nothing fancy about it, but it’s still one of our go-to chargers when we’re on the go or at a desk.
Apple 20w USB-C
Dimensions: 2.64 x 1.26 x 3.27 inches
Why we love it: Apple’s new 20W USB-C power adapter is as basic as it gets. It’s one of the bulkiest chargers on this list as well as one of the heaviest, it won’t charge a laptop, and you can’t charge more than one device at a time. However, if you want to keep your chargers in the family, it’s a solid option for $19. In our testing, it won’t charge your phone noticeably faster than the old 18W plug, but it is $10 cheaper than the previous price. We’d like it better if Apple offered a half-price option for iPhone buyers, but even at full price, it’s not a terrible value at all.
Aukey Omnia GaN 60W Dual USB-A/USB-C PD
Dimensions: 2.05 x 2.05 x 1.18 inches
Why we love it: Aukey is one of the top names in USB-C chargers, and it’s at the forefront of the GaN push, as well. There are several Aukey options available, but if you need a USB-A port on your charger for older devices, you can’t go wrong with this Omnia charger, which can charge a phone and a laptop at the same time. You get 12W charging when using a USB-A Lightning adapter with your iPhone 12, as well as the full 20W fast-charging when using USB-C. And with a 60W max output, you won’t need to carry around your bulky MacBook Pro adapter anymore.
Choetech GaN 100W Dual USB-C PD
Dimensions: 2.68 x 2.6 x 1.34 inches
Why we love it: The Choetech 100W charger is one of the largest we tested, but at a little more than 2.5 inches around it’s still significantly smaller than the 96W power adapter Apple supplies with the 16-inch MacBook Pro. And you get an extra USB-C port with 45W to each device when used together. At 3.5 ounces, it’s actually lighter than some of the 60W chargers on this list too, so you’re getting a whole lot of juice without adding much bulk or weight to your bag.
Eggtronic Sirius 65W USB-C PD
Dimensions: 2.71 x 1.99 x 0.77 in
Why we love it: The Eggtronic Sirius 65W USB-C power adapter is the most unique designs we’ve used, with a slim body and a pair of lateral-folding prongs that seem to defy the laws of physics. The thinness makes it easy to slip into a pocket or a bag, and lets it fit into small spaces behind desks and tables as well.