Satechi announced a charger with some interesting specs: it has four USB-C ports that can deliver 165 watts at a time, and it sells for $ 120. It is capable of pumping 100W of power for a single device and can even do so while one or two other devices are charging, depending on the current draw.
That’s impressive when you consider the 120W anchor tile that we wrote about last month (which also had four ports) was unable to do the same – it could only be charged with a split of 60W / 30W / 20W where the Satechi can do 100W / 30W / 30W . It can also power two devices at 60W and the third at 45W if you want to charge multiple lighter computers at the same time – perhaps a 13-inch MacBook Pro, Chromebook, and MacBook Air, for example.
However, that 100W charge goes away when you plug in four devices – from there it is reduced to 60W / 45W / 30W / 30W. Still, that’s not bad for a device that, according to the data sheet, weighs 12 ounces (or about 340 grams). If you have a lot of USB-C devices with you when you travel, the Satechi could be a great way to charge them all at once without having to juggle multiple bricks and sockets.
All the juice is great and all, but my favorite feature is the little stand that comes with it to keep it upright on a desk. Not only would it make the charger easier to use as a home charging station, but it also looks like a cute little robot (at least in my eyes). It can also help with boring things like cable management by keeping the detachable charging cable away from the up to four USB-C cables that come out from the front.
The charger is Can be pre-ordered on the Satechi website for $ 120, but the company says the code “CES20” can get you 20 percent off through Jan 13, which will bring the price down to $ 96 before any applicable taxes and shipping charges. According to the product page, the US version will be shipped until January 14th.
If you don’t need that much electricity and portage, Satechi sells one 66W charger with three USB-C ports for $ 55. Anker has also announced a $ 79 100W charger with two USB-C ports and one USB-A port at CES that claims it will be “World’s Smallest 100W Gallium Nitride Wall Charger.”