Anker nano 736: the only charger you really need

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5 Stars

Review

When I first found out that this was going to be coming out, when it was announced in January, I was super jazzed. I knew I was upgrading to a MacBook Pro 14, and I knew that needed a 100W adapter.
Most 100W adapters are huge. They can be the size of an iPhone and don't fit anywhere without taking up a whole wall outlet to itself.
Not the Anker nano 736. It was released a few days ago and I really, really needed to have one.

Size:
Although it has a 100W capability, it is about the size of apple's 30W power adapter, although slightly thicker. It uses GAN technology to achieve its small size. I'm pretty sure that this is the smallest 100W USBC charger on the market as of this writing. (April 2022)
But just because it's small, that doesn't mean it doesn't pack a punch. It charged my 14 inch MacBook Pro with an M1 max processor, from 8% to 110% in about an hour and 15 minutes, all while I was using the computer to its full specifications, essentially drawing the maximum amount of power I could. Even then, it continued to charge the battery and only got Luke warm to the touch.
It has 3 ports to charge devices, 2 USBC and 1 USBA. Perfect for a computer, an iPhone and an Apple Watch.
If you are only charging one device with USBC, that device will get the full 100W if it can support it, like the MacBook Pro. If you are charging 2 or 3 devices, power will be split to optimize charging for all 3.
Overall, this is a wonderful little device. Although it is a bit pricy at $80, that's very similar to the cost of an apple charger that is much bigger and doesn't provide as many ports. And for someone who travels a lot like I do, this could be indespensable.

Devices Accessory Was Used With

iPhone

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Submitted by Holger Fiallo on Sunday, April 24, 2022

I have the 60 instead of 100. It is nice and works well.

Submitted by Maldalain on Sunday, April 24, 2022

I definitely need one. When I travel I pack chargers for my Mac, iPad, iPhone and braille display. Now this all comes in one tiny package.

Submitted by mendi on Monday, April 25, 2022

I just tried to purchase one, and it says I will not get it until June 23. Here's to hoping it magically shows up sooner than that.

Submitted by techluver on Monday, April 25, 2022

I’m not shocked. I’ve been trying to get another one for a while, for my father, but they are so much on back order right now, I think everyone wants one