CES 2019: Anker Launching 'World's Smallest' USB-C Power Delivery Wall Charger Later This Month

Apple-certified accessory maker Anker today at CES 2019 announced that its PowerPort Atom PD 1 power adapter, which it calls "the world's smallest Power Delivery wall charger," will be available to order later this month.

Anker's PowerPort Atom PD 1

The PowerPort Atom PD 1 is about the size of the five-watt charger that comes in the box with every iPhone thanks to the use of gallium nitride components. Nonetheless, it has a max output of 30W, enough to charge not only smartphones but larger devices such as a 12-inch MacBook, Chromebook, or a Nintendo Switch.

The Atom series will be Anker's new line of slim, lightweight Power Delivery wall chargers, with a 60-watt dual USB-C port Atom PD 2 charger and a 100-watt dual USB-C, dual USB-A port Atom PD 4 charger also planned for release.


Anker first unveiled the Atom PD 1 at an event in New York City in October, but failed to meet its promised November release date at the time. The charger will be available exclusively on Amazon for $29.99 in the United States, according to the accessory maker, with a revised release date of January 2019.

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11 weeks ago
Noice
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10 weeks ago
Won’t buy it if it’s not UL certified like most of their other chargers
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11 weeks ago
I’d be interested in a smaller price tag, too. The world’s smallest, perhaps!
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10 weeks ago

$30? Haha sure. The price will quadruple once it goes outside the US.

Add an Apple logo, add a zero.
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11 weeks ago
$30? Haha sure. The price will quadruple once it goes outside the US.
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10 weeks ago

I’d be interested in a smaller price tag, too. The world’s smallest, perhaps!

This is a very affordable price for what it is. Apple’s own 30w adapter is $50, which is absurd.
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10 weeks ago

The PowerPort Atom PD 1 is about the size of the five-watt charger that comes in the box with every iPhone thanks to the use of gallium nitride components. Nonetheless, it has a max output of 30W, enough to charge not only smartphones but larger devices such as a 12-inch MacBook, Chromebook, or a Nintendo Switch.

Except you click the link at the beginning of the article and there's literally a big giant 27W that fills the screen, and as you scroll down the page, it continues to say 27W.
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10 weeks ago

These powerpoint bricks are useless as well since they are American only.


Hardly. Aside from the US, that type of plug is also used in Japan, Canada and Mexico along with the rest of Central America, the northern part of South America, and the Philippines.

It may not be useful to YOU but that’s far from being useless. Beyond which I’m sure I’d theres a market, Anker will offer versions which use other plug types, but given CES is a US focused trade show it makes sense they’d show of US focused products.
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10 weeks ago

Won’t buy it if it’s not UL certified like most of their other chargers


Quite a bit of the Anker stuff is UL listed (or Intertek ETL or TUV, essentially the same). It's because they sell stuff in big-box stores, which unlike Amazon, require listing.

I recall, but I may be wrong, that there's some issue with high-count USB chargers that prevents them from being listed under the UL standard because the output current is too high for one supply.

Now AUKEY, I've never seen anything listed.
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10 weeks ago

The Nintendo Switch is not USB-C compliant. If you don’t use the official Nintendo dick [...].


I KNEW I was using my Switch incorrectly! ;)
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