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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7 months ago
Noice
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7 months ago
Won’t buy it if it’s not UL certified like most of their other chargers
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7 months ago
I’d be interested in a smaller price tag, too. The world’s smallest, perhaps!
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7 months 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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7 months ago
$30? Haha sure. The price will quadruple once it goes outside the US.
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7 months ago

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


Anker is a Chinese company.
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The Nintendo Switch is not USB-C compliant. If you don’t use the official Nintendo dick or charger, you run the risk of bricking your system.


This is completely wrong. Issues with the dock were not related to simple USB-C power delivery, they were related to the DOCKED power requirements. Any USB-C charger can charge a Switch without bricking it. Also, stories about it not being compliant were written by amateurs who do not know that Nintendo submitted their requirements to the standard which is not even fully completed.
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7 months 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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7 months 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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7 months 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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7 months 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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