6 Next-Gen Anker GaNPrime Chargers Revealed; Here’s Why You’re Going to Want (At Least) One

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Gallium Nitride (GaN) technology is the most significant improvement to hit mobile device chargers in recent years; it offers more efficient, faster-charging speeds in a smaller-sized charger than traditional silicone chargers. Anker was one of the first companies to incorporate GaN technology into their chargers; now, they’re the first to introduce a charger line that uses GaNPrime. Coupled with PowerIQ 4.0, Anker GaNPrime chargers will do something that, until now, no other GaN charger’s been able to do — dynamically adjust power distribution to release any extra power output from one USB port to the other devices being charged.

6 Next-Gen Anker GaNPrime Chargers Revealed; Here's Why You're Going to Want (At Least) One

The Anker 747 Charger (GaNPrime 150W)

As powerful, smart, and efficient as GaN technology chargers already are, until now, not a single GaN charger available for sale has been able to move unused wattage from one USB port to another without unplugging a device to reset the charger’s power allocation.

As long as you were aware of the solution, this wasn’t a problem, but having to do this manually wasn’t exactly elegant or smart.

With GaNPrime and PowerIQ 4.0, that little “unplug-to-reset” trick is no longer necessary.

Instead, the new Anker GaNPrime chargers are smart enough to dynamically adjust their power distribution every three minutes to release extra power output to the other devices being charged.

Shut up and take my money! Am I right? But it gets better.

Using ActiveShield 2.0, Anker GaNPrime chargers also offer enhanced protection, intelligently monitoring the temperature and adjusting their power output to keep your connected devices safe.

These new Anker GaNPrime chargers feature proprietary mini-transformer technology that can be up to 53% smaller than non-GaNPrime chargers offering similar wattages.

And finally, Anker says that using the latest GaN semiconductors instead of legacy silicon reduces carbon emissions by up to 30%.

TL;DR: these six new Anker GaNPrime chargers are even more powerful, efficient, smaller, smarter, and greener than their previous GaN chargers, which were already really good.

Let’s look at all six of the new Anker GaNPrime chargers.

Anker 735 Charger (GaNPrime 65W)

The Anker 735 Charger offers 65 watts of charging power; it has two USB-C ports and one USB-A legacy port.

This is a perfect size if you have a 65W laptop and you’d prefer a charger that can do double-duty while traveling; when it is not charging a laptop, the 735 Charger can charge your smartphone, tablet, and earbuds.

The Anker 735 Charger (GaNPrime 65W) will sell at $59.99 starting July 25th.

Anker 737 Charger (GaNPrime 120W)

The Anker 737 Charger offers 120 watts of charging power; like the 735 Charger, the 737 has two USB-C ports and one USB-A legacy port. However, it provides enough power to simultaneously charge a laptop, a smartphone, and a smartwatch.

The overall charging time is shortened because of PowerIQ 4.0 with Dynamic Power Distribution, an intelligent power-allocation algorithm that automatically detects and adjusts the voltage output of any connected devices to shorten the overall charging time.

Even more useful and travel-friendly than the 96W charger that comes with a MacBook Pro, the 737 Charger is 39% smaller and gives you two more charging ports! With it, Anker says that you can charge a 16″ MacBook Pro to 100% in just 1.5 hours and an iPhone 13 up to 3x faster than an original 5W charger.

The Anker 737 Charger (GaNPrime 120W) will sell at $94.99 starting July 25th.

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Anker 747 Charger (GaNPrime 150W)

The Anker 747 Charger offers 150 watts of charging power; it has three USB-C ports and one legacy USB-A port, enough to charge two 65W laptops simultaneously or a 16″ MacBook Pro, iPhone, and Apple Watch simultaneously.

The 747 Charger also has PowerIQ 4.0 with Dynamic Power Distribution, and Anker says that it can charge a 16″ MacBook Pro to 100% in just 1.7 hours and an iPhone 13 up to 3 times faster than an original 5W charger.

38% smaller than the 140W original MacBook Pro charger, the addition of the four USB ports on the front makes it much more useful than the OEM charger.

I do have to say that I am looking forward to the day when we no longer have to make chargers backward compatible with USB-A, but I also still have items that I use that need USB-A. Ah well.

The Anker 747 Charger (GaNPrime 150W) will sell at $109.99 starting July 25th.

Anker 615 USB Power Strip (GaNPrime 65W)

Perfect for travel, the Anker 615 USB Power Strip has two USB-C ports, one legacy USB-A port, and two AC outlets, and it offers a maximum of 65W output through the USB ports.

I haven’t seen it in action yet, but I’m told that the wall outlet’s cable isn’t as short as it appears in these photos; the cable wraps around the charger and is neatly tucked into the silicone side covers to keep things as compact and portable as possible.

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Update: Now that the Anker site has gone live with these chargers, there is a photo of the power strip’s exposed cable.

Anker 615 USB Power Strip (GaNPrime 65W)

The Anker 615 USB Power Strip (GaNPrime 65W) will sell at $69.99 starting July 25th.

Anker 727 Charging Station (GaNPrime 100W)

At 50% thinner than traditional power strips, the Anker 727 Charging Station is also a great option for a travel charger or in tight spots where you need more AC outlets.

The charging station has two USB-C ports, which can offer 100W charging when no other USB ports are being used, two USB-A ports, and two AC outlets.

The charger and your devices are protected by ActiveShield 2.0, which intelligently monitors the temperature and adjusts the power output to keep it from overheating.

The Anker 727 Charging Station (GaNPrime 100W) will sell at $94.99 starting July 25th.

Anker 733 Power Bank (GaNPrime PowerCore 65W)

The Anker 733 Power Bank is a multi-purpose travel charger that can be used as a wall charger for up to three devices, or it can be carried along as a 5,000mAh battery pack with 30W output. It offers 65W power through the two USB-C ports and one USB-A legacy port when plugged into a wall outlet.

Designed to be small enough to fit in any backpack or bag, Anker says that the 733 Power Bank can charge a MacBook Pro in 50 minutes when used as a wall charger, or it can charge an iPhone to 50% in 30 minutes when used as a power bank.

The Anker 733 Power Bank (GaNPrime PowerCore 65W) will sell at $99.99 starting July 25th.

Currently, GaNPrime technology is exclusive to the Anker products in this post. If you are ready to step into the future of charging, you can learn more about Anker GaNPrime chargers here.

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