Here’s a great twin USBC output charger.
The 2 ports share 60w but if you’re only using one port and have a power hungry device it will push the full 60w out of one port. IPA they call it, nothing to do with ale, unfortunately.
So 30% is a saving of £15 bringing this charger down to £34.99 - I’m half tempted myself!
It didn’t sound that intelligent to be fair.
30 from each port of 60 out of one.
If it was variable to open with 45 and 15 etc etc that’s what I would call intelligent.
However, I still think that would sit well in my collection to complete the USBC changeover
It is technology, it improves, if you buy later, you get either lower cost or better
That is sales, it is a deliberate method to make you buy. The list price is inflated way up, then a pulse of discounts so you feel the price is low so buy now, and put the price up/down/up/down to force the feeling of must buy now.
But in perspective, the cost is only £35, so if you need it, it will be useful, then buy. If you dont need it, wait, it will probably be either lower price later, or a better item will be along.
Yeah i get that @professor things improve and normally the price stays the same ish. But you would never buy anything if you waited for the next new thing.
As for need it, nope. I just want it.
I should know better, but I’m a marketers dream.
I’m thinking it would replace my old slow PowerPort 5 which i take on holiday.
The PowerPorts key benefit to me is the powercord.
Plug it in anywhere and base the charger block somewhere more suitable - kitchen worktop bedroom dresser etc
If Anker did a multiport PowerPort with USBC and a 1.5mtr powercord I would snap it up in a heartbeat.
I suggest if only they did 2+ USBPD and 2+ USB-A and shared, say, 85W, then that would be both highly technically viable and match the balance of most owners now.
two ports share 60W, if you use one its 60W, if use both then one is a priority port and gets what it wants, the 2nd port gets either 18W or whatever 1st port is not using.
3 ports share 25W, e.g. two 10W and a 5W for buds.
I am baffled why Anker has not done it already.
So my logic is as it’s easy to do and obvious to do, it must exist some time soon therefore any ports I buy now risk just being in a draw, I have enough ports to wait for the blindingly obvious and simple products to appear.
To be fair I’m at the point I could live without USBA charge ports. The only things in my house that need USBA are a few £2 mini torches.
You can get cables USBC to C and Micro.
I think the only reason USBA ports still exist on chargers, but please correct me if I’m wrong, is most charger brands still manufacture lots of USBA cables and are scared of putting off some buyers who feel they need USBA.
A 5 port context is inevitably going to encounter the odd MicroB need, but the balance needs to be swung more to C than A. Given this is obvious, it will happen, and anything I buy now has to seen through that future lens.
Us discusing in this community is being ignored by the Anker product managers, but we can sit on our money and spend it later when they eventually do what the market requires.
Maybe if Anker produced a USBC to Micro and threw one in with every USBC charger to help with the migration. Or even just produce one to go on general sale.
I use Amazon Basics C to Micro, and to be fair they are decent cables.