Charger Showdown: Apple vs Aukey

When it comes to laptop chargers we all assume that when we buy a high end laptop, the one in the box is the best, right? Well there is certainly nothing wrong with them, BUT what Aukey have brought to the table for the new USB-C chargers has made us see that there’s an alternative to the default charger in the box.

charger2The Aukey charger is a full 29 watts, which doesn’t sound special right? However, it’s one of the few third party chargers out there that can charge the new Apple Macbook Pro with touchbar. The latest Apple charger has now been updated to USB-C, meaning that for the first time consumers are forced to buy an Apple charger if they want a spare or replacement. It will of course charge anything USB-C not just Apples newest laptops.

charger1The Aukey charger takes up almost half the space of the Apple charger when in a bag, but it doesn’t end there. The Aukey charger is hiding one clever feature, that it can instantly become a double standard USB charger for normal devices that aren’t USB-C meaning the same charger can be used to charge your phone, tablet or other USB powered devices. The add-on is flush with the plug when it clips in, meaning you will never lose the second part of the charger as you go about your travels, which is a really nice feature.

Overall at less than half the price and half the size of the Apple USB-C charge we have to say that… Aukey wins. For features, size and value we cannot recommend this standard USB and USB-C charger enough! Keep an eye on our Twitter account @WebDesignHW as we often have promo codes that can get you further savings on Aukey products.  You can buy the charger today from Amazon clicking here.

Full Tech Specs

  • The Amp PD Duo is versatile, futureproof, compact Type-C wall charger + dual USB adapter that can charge all your USB-C or USB-A powered gear
  • USB-C with 29W Power Delivery 2.0 efficiently charges compatible devices faster at higher voltages
  • Detachable Type-C to dual USB adapter charges all 5V USB devices with up to 2.4A available per port
  • Built-in safeguards protect your devices against excessive current, overheating, and overcharging
  • Package Contents: AUKEY PA-Y7 Amp PD Duo Wall Charger, User Manual, 24 Month Warranty Card