These USB-C and Qi accessories multiply your device-charging options

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Ross Rubin

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Ross Rubin

| November 24, 2021

| Topic: Hardware

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Regardless of the laptop or smartphone you use, at the end of the day (often literally), it needs to be charged. Once, the simple plug or power brick was little beyond a utilitarian appendage. However, the proliferation of alternative charging methods, such as USB-C’s PD standard and Qi, have unleashed a host of creative options, particularly when more than one needs the juice.

USB-C PD Products

The USB Power Delivery standard is well on its way to becoming a nearly universal charging option. Today, it can power devices requiring 100 watts — and it’s preparing to handle much more. But even with many chargers offering a combination of USB-C PD and USB-A connectors, few go the extra mile.

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