ESR 100W 6-in-1 GaN Charger with MagSafe and CryoBoost proves OEM's latest crowdfunding hit
ESR's latest charging station of the type that also acts as a magnetic stand for an iPhone, AirPods and an Apple Watch all at once might be of more interest to some Android users in this generation too. The new 6-in-1 iteration upgrades to 100W fast charging, supported by GaN tech.
The advanced feature is distributed through dual USB type-C and single type-A ports with "smart power distribution" that delivers a combined 30+65+5W charging profile when they are all used at once. However, either type-C port is also rated for the full 100W rating when used on their own.
Accordingly, ESR asserts that the charging station can service a range of smartphones, tablets or accessories as well as the 3 Apple devices that have their own purpose-made stands on the device at the same time.
All that potential for well-organized desktop charging does come with a slight drawback in that the main body of the station needs a 2-pin cable to support its full power requirements from a wall socket, rather than any high-wattage type-C brick you might already have lying around.
Nevertheless, the ESR 100W 6-in-1 GaN Charger has attained over US$200,000, or ~18 times its funding goal, on Kickstarter at the time of writing. It currently goes for ~US$155 as an early-bird backer's reward, although there are plans to list it on other platforms such as Amazon by October 2023.