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Chargeasap's new up-to-200W USB type C power brick garners over US$450,000 on Kickstarter

The new Chargeasap Omega. (Source: Kickstarter)
The new Chargeasap Omega. (Source: Kickstarter)
Chargeasap, the maker of the Indiegogo hit the Flash power bank, is back on crowdfunding with another potentially groundbreaking power accessory. This Omega wall-wart has 2 versions: one that rated to charge at up to 100 watts (W), and one at 200W. It had a goal of US$10,000 on Kickstarter, but left this threshold behind a long time ago.

Chargeasap are back at its crowdfunding-darling ways again with the new Omega product. It is a power brick that is, like some other fast-charging devices from this start-up, equipped with gallium nitride (GaN) for potentially faster, cooler power solutions.

This particular wall-wart comes in 2 flavors: 100W and 200W. In truth, both are rated for a maximum of 100W USB-Power Delivery (USB-PD) power from one of their USB type C ports. However, the latter is called the 200W as it is slated as capable of charging 2 MacBook Pros at their full (96W) rate simultaneously. It also has 4 ports (2 type As and 2 type Cs) whereas the 100W has 3 (2 of which are type C).

Both are described as smaller (in terms of height and width) than a pack of cards, however. Chargeasap also claims that they can support the maximal rate of newer iPhones and iPads, as well as some Huawei and Vivo phones (22.5W), from its type A or C ports as applicable. They are also apparently outfitted with a graphene membrane and a "Nano Heat Sink" to control heat during all this charging.

The Omega 200W also features its brand's new patent-pending 2-way foldable prongs, which mean they can work when angled at either 90 or 180 degrees...which is great when using US-style sockets, but irrelevant anywhere else on Earth. On that note, the chargers also come with UK, EU and Australian adapters in any case.

The Omegas 100W and 200W started at US$45 and $75 respectively on Kickstarter, although these prices may change quickly. They have accrued over $458,000 on this platform at the time of writing, despite having over 50 days to go in their campaign.


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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2020-08-17 (Update: 2020-08-17)