Deals: Anker's 'Stay Smart At Home' Event Offers Up to 48% Off USB-C Cables, Portable Batteries, and More

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This week, Anker's newest accessory discount event is being hosted on Anker.com instead of on Amazon. The company is calling its sale the "Stay Smart At Home" event, offering up to 48 percent off wall chargers, cables, hubs, wireless chargers, and portable batteries.

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One of the highlights in the sale is the PowerCore Slim 10,000 mAh portable battery at $20.00, down from $26.99. You can also double the battery capacity and opt for the PowerCore 20,100 mAh model for $32.01, down from $45.99. We've rounded up many of the deals below, but be sure to head to Anker.com for the full list of products on sale right now.

Wall Chargers

Cables

Hubs

Wireless Chargers

Portable Chargers

If you're on the hunt for more discounts, be sure to visit our Apple Deals roundup where we recap the best Apple-related bargains of the past week.

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Top Rated Comments

garnerx Avatar
10 months ago
Why would anyone staying at home require a portable charger?
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
NightFox Avatar
10 months ago


Other that playing to the rampant electrical ignorance of the general public is there some reason they (all of "them") don't just say "10Ah"?

I think they're just trying to clear stock before they announce their new 10 MILLION μAh models
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
AngerDanger Avatar
10 months ago


Why would anyone staying at home require a portable charger?

For people who plan to do some traveling. I hear the kitchen is lovely this time of year.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
cmaier Avatar
10 months ago


Other that playing to the rampant electrical ignorance of the general public is there some reason they (all of "them") don't just say "10Ah"?

Nope, that is why.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
CarlJ Avatar
10 months ago


Other that playing to the rampant electrical ignorance of the general public is there some reason they (all of "them") don't just say "10Ah"?

I don't think it's ignorance or marketing so much as that they've numbered them that way historically, going back to, e.g., "3,200 mAh" units. When you have "3,350", "6,700", etc. in your lineup, then saying, "10 Ah" is less immediately comparable to the smaller models than saying "10,000 mAh".

And the underlying cells are mostly 3,350 mAh 18650 Li-ion cells, and they're universally labeled that way, not as "3.35 Ah". So, the numbering scheme carries over to these battery packs. It's not just marketing.

(More recently, we're seeing some with 21700 Li-ion cells and some flat batteries as well - oh, and if anyone's unaware, the 5-digit numbers give the diameter in millimeters as the first two digits, and the length in tenths of millimeters as the last three digits, so 18650 is 18mm diameter x 65.0 mm long.)

(Teslas and other electric cars are mostly stuffed full of 18650's or 21700's, they're just inside other boxes that group them together. And there are some fabulous flashlights that run on a single 18650, which was my first introduction to such batteries.)
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
deeddawg Avatar
10 months ago


Why would anyone staying at home require a portable charger?

Came in pretty handy last week when we had severe storms and lost power for 20 hours...

USB-PD powerbank kept my laptop going for the full workday, and another powerbank kept my cellphone going and serving as a hotspot.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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