Anker’s first gallium nitride in short GaN charger — the 30W PowerPort Atom PD 1 — was fascinating, mainly resulting from its dimension; nevertheless, it was much less sense as a result of its low energy and the single USB-C port. The corporate’s new GaN charger, the aptly named PowerPort Atom PD 2, seems to resolve most of these points with 60W of energy, a second USB-C port, and an improved design.
The adjustments are apparent by merely trying on the Atom PD 2. The place the Atom PD 1 appears to be like a beefier iPhone brick, the PD 2 is extra in step with one among Apple’s MacBook Pro chargers. At 60W, it’s way more suited to charging a MacBook Professional (or one other USB-C laptop computer), too.
Not like Apple’s bundled charger, the Atom PD 2 presents two USB-C ports, as an alternative of only one. That may not look like a lot; however, given the universal nature of USB-C, it’s the distinction between touring with a second charger in your telephone/headphones or not. Plus, Anker says that the GaN design signifies that, regardless of the additional port, it’s nonetheless the “smallest 60W USB-C Energy Supply charger available on the market.”
Like the unique Atom PD 1, the brand new PD 2 charger helps the USB-C PD (Energy Supply) commonplace (aka the nice one), that means it ought to cost practically any USB-C machine at full velocity, assuming it’s rated for 60W or much less. Owners of the most critical and most robust USB-C laptops that want 80W or 100W of energy will nonetheless have to look elsewhere, for now, however, for most individuals, it ought to get the job finished. The Atom PD 2 can solely provide the complete 60W to one gadget. When several units are plugged in, the charger will intelligently handle energy based mostly on demand.
The Anker PowerPort PD 2 is ready to go on sale on April 29th for $54.99.