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Aukey releases its latest 100W USB type C charger

The new Aukey Omnia 100W. (Source: Aukey)
The new Aukey Omnia 100W. (Source: Aukey)
Aukey has announced that its new 100 watt (W) charger with a USB type C port is now available to pre-order. This Omnia 100W is based on gallium nitride (GaN) technology, which leaves it with a depth of 32 millimeters. This, according to the OEM at least, makes it more portable than a comparable MacBook Pro power-brick.

Aukey introduced its new Omnia line of charging accessories at CES 2020; now, the higher-wattage of its wall-warts has been released. This 100W device has the OEM's latest Omni-Chip technology that is based on GaN circuitry to make it considerably smaller than a silicon-powered analog.

GaN is also associated with significant gains in terms of power efficiency compared to this older semiconductor standard, as well as with significant improvements in thermal management while charging. Aukey asserts that the Omnia 100W comes with these advantages, while also being "half the size" of the 96W brick shipped with the 16-inch MacBook Pro.

It is currently available to pre-order on Aukey's website in black or white for US$54.99. However, not all USB type C notebooks are compatible with its 100W top speed (which is facilitated with the Power Delivery (USB-PD) standard). However, they may be more suited to the also-new Omnia Duo 65W.

It has 2 ports where the 100W only has 1, and is equipped with USB-PD as well as Aukey's Dynamic Detect technology. It is priced at $59.99, but may be procured with a discount from Amazon at present.


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Deirdre O Donnell, 2020-04-21 (Update: 2020-04-21)