Anker 60W USB Type-C charger powers five devices at once

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Anker has a new charger that is able to charge an entire family's gadgets all at the same time from a single outlet. The device is called the Anker Premium 5-Port 60W USB Wall Charger PowerPort+. That is a very long name and it can charge five devices at one time with four USB ports and a single USB Type-C port.

That means that the charger can power your new MacBook that charges via USB Type-C and four smartphones or other tablets at once. The charger is designed to provide enough power to charge the MacBook at full speed. It also has tech inside to recognize connected USB devices and select the correct charging speed for them at up to 2.4A per port.

The charger also has MultiProtect Safety System integrated bringing device protection with surge protection, temperature control, short-circuit protection, and over-current protection. One thing that isn't supported is Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0. This charger measures 6.3 x 5 x 2-inches and weighs 12.8 ounces. The charger is on Amazon for $43.99 right now, a $30 discount from the list price of $73.99. It's unclear exactly how long that discount will remain in effect, the charger is in stock and fulfilled by Amazon.

If you have somehow missed, exactly what the USB Type-C is and exactly why you need a charger that supports it for the latest MacBooks, check out our review of the retina MacBook from last year. Apple uses a USB-C charge cable to charge the notebook. Many Mac fans were upset at the fact that Apple only included a single USB-C port on the machine.

SOURCE: Amazon