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Review: Anker's 24K Gold-Plated USB-C to Lightning Cable Certainly Makes a Statement

Wednesday June 3, 2020 8:32 am PDT by
Last week, Anker debuted a special edition 24K gold-plated USB-C to Lightning cable priced at $100, marking an unusual departure for the popular accessory company known for producing high-quality products at reasonable prices. While the cable itself is really just the company's PowerLine+ III cable with gold plating, Anker offered to send one over to me so I decided to check it out. Unboxi...

Review: Anker's Compact PowerPort Atom PD 2 Offers Up to 60W of Power for Charging Your Devices

Wednesday May 1, 2019 12:30 pm PDT by
Anker in late April announced the launch of its latest power adapter for charging Apple devices, the PowerPort Atom PD 2. Anker's newest PowerPort offers two USB-C charging ports and up to 60W of power in an enclosure that's smaller than standard stock laptop chargers. The PowerPort Atom PD 2 uses Gallium nitride or GaN, a new material that allows semiconductor components to be shrunk down,...

Review: Anker's 30W 'Atom' USB-C Charger is Tiny, Affordable, and Perfect for Charging iPhones, iPads, and MacBooks

Friday February 1, 2019 1:30 pm PST by
With a new material called Gallium nitride (GaN), semiconductor components have been able to be shrunk down, leading to smaller than ever charging accessories. Several accessory makers have been taking advantage of GaN technology for new products, including Anker. Anker recently debuted the PowerPort Atom PD 1, a 30W USB-C charger that's much smaller than the USB-C power adapters offered by...

Review: Anker's Soundcore Life 2 Bluetooth Headphones Offer Active Noise Cancelation Without Breaking the Bank

Wednesday January 16, 2019 3:30 am PST by
Anker is best known for its well-received power banks and mobile charging accessories, but the Chinese company has also been busy building its subsidiary Soundcore brand, under which it offers home audio products like smart Bluetooth speakers and wireless earphones. Anker says its ethos of making quality electronic devices at an affordable price also extends to its audio accessory lineup, so I ...

Review: Anker Debuts New 7.5-Watt 'PowerWave' Wireless Chargers Optimized for iPhones, On Sale Up to 20% Off

Thursday March 15, 2018 8:56 am PDT by
With the launch of the iPhone X, 8, and 8 Plus last September, Apple finally embraced wireless smartphone charging, and as of the release of iOS 11.2 in December, the devices became able to support faster 7.5-watt charging. Belkin and Mophie were Apple's launch partners for wireless charging, with their optimized charging bases launching alongside the new phones and supporting the 7.5-watt...

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Best Wireless Chargers for iPhone X, iPhone 8, and iPhone 8 Plus

Thursday December 28, 2017 1:43 pm PST by
With the release of the iPhone X, iPhone 8, and iPhone 8 Plus, Apple now supports Qi-based wireless inductive charging on its latest phones, and that means charging pads have quickly become popular accessories for iPhone owners. Apple's favored partners for wireless charging pads are Belkin and mophie, and Apple is carrying a $60 charger from each company in its own online and retail stores. ...

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CES 2019: Anker Announces Soundcore 'Rave' Series of Portable Speakers

Tuesday January 8, 2019 2:56 am PST by
Anker has announced a new line of portable speakers under its Soundcore home audio brand. Dubbed the Rave series, the high-watt speakers are aimed at providing the soundtrack to your next outdoor summer party. The standard Rave speaker costs $200, is splash resistant, and comes with dual two-inch tweeters and two 5.25-inch woofers that combine to deliver 160 watts of sound. Next in the...

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

Monday January 7, 2019 6:00 pm PST by
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...

Anker Unveils Miniature 27-Watt USB-C Charger, Premium Smart Speaker, and Pocket Cinema

Friday October 26, 2018 1:42 am PDT by
Anker announced several new hardware devices at an event in New York City today. Best known for its quality mobile charging accessories, the company continued its push into other consumer electronics markets by unveiling a pocket cinema, a premium smart speaker, and a new line of minuscule USB-C wall chargers. Starting with the chargers, the PowerPort Atom PD 1 is the smallest 27-watt USB-C...

MacRumors Exclusive: Save on Anker's Portable Batteries, Lightning Cables, Speakers, and More

Monday October 1, 2018 11:40 am PDT by
MacRumors and Anker have partnered up again this week in a new sale that nets our readers as much as 42 percent off the popular accessory maker's iPhone cases, portable batteries, headphones, Lightning cables, and more. There are twelve total items in this sale, and all of the accompanying promo codes will last for about two weeks, expiring on Sunday, October 14. Note: MacRumors is an...

MacRumors Exclusive: Save Up to 40% on Anker's Portable Batteries, Lightning Cables, and More

Monday July 2, 2018 7:01 am PDT by
A few weeks after our last offer, MacRumors has again partnered with Anker to offer our readers up to 40 percent off eight of Anker's iPhone and iPad charging products. The savings target two lightning cables, a Qi-compatible wireless charger, a wall charger, a car charger, and three portable battery packs, two of which have high-capacity batteries and dual USB-C/USB-A support for the latest...

Deals Reminder: MacRumors Exclusive Anker Sale Ends Tomorrow, Save on Lightning Cables and More

Wednesday May 30, 2018 11:58 am PDT by
Earlier in May, MacRumors and Anker launched an exclusive new sale for our readers with discount codes available for a handful of useful Anker accessories. Now that June is fast approaching, the sale is set to end tomorrow, May 31. If you've been holding off on taking advantage of any of the exclusive codes, consider this a friendly reminder to get your orders in today. All of Anker's products ...

MacRumors Exclusive: Save Up to 30% on Anker's iPhone X Cases, Lightning Cables, and Chargers

Thursday May 10, 2018 8:19 am PDT by
MacRumors has partnered with popular accessory maker Anker to offer our readers a set of exclusive promo codes, with savings of up to 30 percent on eight Anker products. These include two iPhone X cases, two Lightning cables, a 7.5-watt Qi-compatible charger, two USB wall outlets, and one surge protector. All of Anker's products are sold on Amazon, so if you're interested in any of the...

Anker's $35 Smart Speaker With Built-in Alexa Claims Better Audio Than Amazon's Echo Dot

Thursday August 10, 2017 3:33 am PDT by
Popular accessory company Anker launched its own low-cost smart speaker with built-in Alexa on Wednesday called the Eufy Genie. Costing $35, the Genie is a little bigger than Amazon's Echo Dot, which retails at $50, but claims to offer stronger bass and double the volume of Amazon's equivalent device thanks to a 2W speaker. The Genie's list of features pretty much tallies with Echo Dot's...

MacRumors Giveaway: Win a PowerLine Lightning Cable and PowerCore+ External Battery from Anker [Updated]

Friday December 11, 2015 11:15 am PST by
For this week's giveaway, we've teamed up with Anker. For those of you unfamiliar with Anker, the company has a lot of fans on the MacRumors forums and across the Internet (check out their Facebook page) thanks to its wide range of inexpensive, quality products. For our giveaway, Anker is providing 20 MacRumors readers with its new super durable 3-ft PowerLine Lightning cables paired with a 3,350 ...