PowerPort+1 VS. PowerPort C1 VS. PowerPort PD1
1. Elements of design
As you can see, the +1 has a black shiny finish that I find particularly beautiful. The other two ones have a mate white finish which is pleasantly discreet. Obviously, the new PD1 is the smallest one and this smallness is impressive.
As usual with Anker, we have an impression of high-quality finish and solidity.
2. My use for each one
To define the use, we have to note that the +1 can deliver 18W, the C1 delivers 15W and the PD1 30W.
Thus, I use the PowerPort+1 on my bedside table to supply my PowerPort Qi 10W ( PowerPort Qi 10W review — User Anker Instead - Product Reviews - Anker Community ) or as a backstop plan when I need to charge my iPhone faster.
I used to keep the PowerPort C1 in my everyday backpack to charge my iPhone faster, but now that I have the PowerPort PD1, so this last one is now my everyday charger — that I occasionally use to charge my MacBook Pro if I don’t need much power — at school and the C1 stay at my desk.
3. Who should buy what ?
Since the +1 is no more for sale, no problem. If you don’t need to charge any other thing than a phone, the C1 if enough. Else, I recommend the PD1 for all.
4. Facing competitors
The only competitor I could test is the stock charger of the iPad, which delivers 10W. That is very easy : for the same amount of money, you get twice less power.
5. Let’s sum up
To conclude, I recommend all of these chargers, especially the PD1 for his smallness and his impressive output — but I’m still in love with the design of the +1. Whatever, USB-C is such a pleasure for it’s versatility and universality.
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