The Chargeasap Omega Is the World’s Smallest 200W GaN USB-Charger; Here’s Why You Should Consider It

If you find yourself dreading multiple power bricks to charge all of your devices, and you are looking for an all-in-one solution that you certainly won’t leave behind, the Chargeasap Omega might be the device you need to add to your shopping cart.

Initially a Kickstarter campaign, the Chargeasap Omega reached and surpassed its goal of $10,000 by raising $600,000 in just two weeks! Labeled as the world’s first and smallest GaN charger, it’s fully capable of charging four devices at the same time up to 200W. I’ve had the pleasure of checking it out over the past few weeks and let me tell you, it might be the only power brick I travel with for the foreseeable future.

While there was no formal unboxing process for me, I did receive it in a slick black and gold colorway, complete with two 100W USB-C ports and two QuickCharge 2.0 USB-A ports. I’ll have to admit, it’s a bit large in actual footprint, so it was hard to really consider it the “smallest” charger I’ve ever used. But when you consider the internals and it’s ability to simultaneously keep two MacBook Pros charged while also charging my iPhone and Apple Watch through the traditional USB-A ports slow charging, the size is probably the least of my concerns.

Here are the specs for both models:

Omega 100W Specifications

Product Dimensions: 60 x 55 x 26mm / 2.36″ x 2.17″ x 1.02″

Product Weight: 120g / 0.26lb / 4.23oz

Power Input: AC 100-240V 50/60Hz 2.5A

Max Power Output: 100W

Ports: 2 x USB-C and 1 x USB-A

USB-C1: 100W Power Delivery 3.0, 515V/3A, 20V/3.25A, 20V/5A (PPS)

USB-C2: 100W Power Delivery 3.0, 515V/3A, 20V/3.25A, 20V/5A (PPS)

USB-A1: Quick Charge 3.0: 5V/3A, 9V/2A, 12V/1.5A (18W), SCP, VOOC: 5V/4.5A (22.5W)

Device Operating Temperature: -10ºC to 60ºC

Protection: Over-current, Over-voltage, Over-temperature, Short-circuit Protection

Omega 200W Specifications

Product Dimensions: 88 x 55 x 42mm / 3.46″ x 2.17″ x 1.65″

Product Weight: 220g / 0.49lb / 7.76oz

Power Input: AC 100-240V 50/60Hz 3.5A

Max Power Output: 100W

Ports: 2 x USB-C and 2 x USB-A

USB-C1: 100W Power Delivery 3.0, 515V/3A, 20V/3.25A, 20V/5A (PPS)

USB-C2: 100W Power Delivery 3.0, 515V/3A, 20V/3.25A, 20V/5A (PPS)

USB-A1: Quick Charge 3.0: 5V/3A, 9V/2A, 12V/1.5A (18W), SCP, VOOC: 5V/4.5A (22.5W)

USB-A2: Quick Charge 3.0: 5V/3A, 9V/2A, 12V/1.5A (18W), SCP, VOOC: 5V/4.5A (22.5W)

Device Operating Temperature: -10ºC to 60ºC

Protection: Over-current, Over-voltage, Over-temperature, Short-circuit Protection

200W also has the world’s first patent-pending 2-way prong so it can plug in vertically or horizontally. 

The Omega supports 100V – 240V worldwide universal voltage and comes with three plug converters (AU/EU/UK) so that it can be used it in 200+ countries worldwide.

Partnering with Navitas Semiconductor Inc, the world’s first and only GaN Power IC company, Chargeasap is doing what no other company has managed to do. They utilize Navitas GaNFast NV6127 Power IC, which is essentially higher-powered components you’d find in traditional chargers. Before checking out the Omega 100W and 200W, I had heard of GaN Chargers (Gallium Nitride) in passing. After a talk with the company, I learned that its described as a semiconductor material that has replaced traditional silicon-based power adapters to allow better efficiency, less heat, and the ability to handle a higher current, thanks to the Power IC’s being over ten times smaller than traditional ones.

At 66% smaller than traditional chargers, I’ve been genuinely impressed with its ability to manage which device needs power and prioritizing it all without the effort of the user. Being an Apple Exclusive user, but still suffering from at least two lightning devices, having an all-in-one power brick with the proper ports means that the only thing required to pack in my bag other than the Omega are the power cables. This makes not only space in my backpack, but even in the rooms I’ve stayed in recently.

Before the Omega, I would use a typical two-port USB brick beside my bed and charge my iPhone and Apple Watch, but my iPad and MacBook would suffer sitting on the table across the room. With the Omega 200W, I can have them all besides my bed and ready to use and fully charge at any given moment.

Another excellent little addition is the Omega’s two-way foldable prongs, so you can fit the Omega in different angles, perfect for when the outlet is in an out-of-reach area like behind a bed or desk. The dimensions, according to Chargeasap, are 88 x 55 x 42mm for the 200W version and 60 x 55 x 26mm for the 100W version, it’s smaller than a deck of playing cards.

At $149, the Omega 200W might be a bit more expensive compared to the Apple 96W. Still, with its intelligent Power distribution, and multiple ports, it’s a significantly better value overall, especially if you have to charge multiple products. But right now with the Kickstarter campaign is still available until October 10th, with the project shipping out in December.

You can find out more details about backing the Chargeasap Omega campaign by visiting this Kickstarter link today. You can get the 100W model for as low as $45 and the 200W model for as low as $80 with Early Bird pricing. 

Source: Manufacturer supplied review sample

What I Like: The two-way prong makes it great to tuck behind a bed or nightstand; Fully charges devices simultaneously

What Needs Improvement: Depending on how loose your outlet might be, the weight of the brick itself may need to be adjusted to avoid it from falling out

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Greg Alston
Diehard Apple fanboy, and lover of all things tech. Born and raised in Washington, DC, Greg enjoys spending time with his girlfriend, family and friends, live sporting events, good bourbon, Tetris, and pizza. In that order.