A fair price now for what you get. This would suit the situation you are out all day, only with C input devices, returning home, reasonable recharge of itself and has 18W output. Advantage is you can’t lose/forget the cable.
Disadvantage is only C output and still need to buy / own a C cable to recharge, so probably not a traveling portable charger where’s you’d use the cable overnight to recharge this.
Another great price.
But as you say, the cable being restored to an output only is strange.
Although it is a short cable so would only really lend itself to be charged with a desktop charger.
Did someone say Atom III 63w Slim?
Most of the people I would gift to are iPhone, one is MicroB (still), and I have two 10000 PD already so while tempting I’m waiting. If they made it recharge from the bultin-cable then would be a good pairing with Nano for an overnight solution.
The built-in output only, the port input only.
As is as the USB-C port is input only, it cannot be used with other than a USB-C input device so over it’s lifetime (3 years typically) it is much less useful. A critical design error. At most I’d buy for myself and then gift one of my existing 10000 PD to others as I’m committed to USB-C for all my device.
For me this still represents good value for money for those with Android.