If you have a phone, tablet, or laptop from the last few years, the chances of it having a USB Type C port are very high. It’s the new standard in charging and connectivity and it’s flexible and powerful.
While most of the products we own tend to come with a standard, or generic charger, it sometimes pays to invest in something a little bit heftier or feature-rich. Satechi, a brand we’ve come to appreciate over the years, has a number of accessories designed around the USB Type C standard.
- Satechi’s Bluetooth Gamepad makes mobile gaming fun for a console gamer
- Satechi’s Aluminum Power Strip charges up to 8 devices simultaneously
- Satechi’s Fast Wireless charger and multi-port station have all of your charging needs covered
We were sent a handful of products in the Satechi line and are impressed enough with them to recommend each. The three items we received each has a different use case but all three can be used for pretty much any devices you’ve got with the Type C plug.
USB-C to USB-C 100W Charging Cable
If you’re honest with yourself, you know that the cable that came in your phone’s box is not exactly built to last. It gets the job done but it’s shorter than you’d like and may also be prone to break down easily.
The Satechi cable is 6.6-feet long and designed to stand up to the most demanding of users. The braided nylon cable is not only extremely durable, but it’s also going to withstand accidental tangles. We tried and we couldn’t knot this thing up.
With 100W Power Delivery, the cable allows for incredibly fast charging speeds (up to 100W) and data transfer (up to 480 Mbps) between USB Type-C devices. And, because it’s the same on both ends, there’s no wrong way to plug it in.
We love how strong this cable is and for its lightning fast charging. What’s more, we were only too happy to plug it in behind the couch and find it still has plenty of reach. $20 at Satechi and Amazon.
Type-C to 3.5MM Audio Headphone Jack Adapter
One of the downsides to seeing phones move away from the 3.5mm headphone jack to USB Type-C is just that, it removes one of the features we’ve used our entire lives.
We all have a favorite pair of wired headphones. The problem with many of today’s top phones is that we can no longer use them together. Or, at a minimum, you need an adapter. And that means giving up one in favor of the other.
This Satechi accessory makes it so that you can plug in your favorite earphones or headphones and still use the Type C port for charging. It’s a sleek little unit that supports powerful USB-C Power Delivery to quickly charge (up to 89W) your phone or tablet.
Small enough to toss in your bag or backpack, it’s the sort of thing you’ll love to have at the library or on the train. $25 at Satechi and Amazon.
75W Dual Type-C PD Travel Charger
With four ports to choose from, this Satechi device is exactly the sort that you want on your desk. Included are two USB-C PD ports with 60W and 18W charging, respectively. What’s more, there are two USB-A ports to charge up your other accessories such as wearables, headphones, or portable chargers.
Housed in a durable, heat-resistant material, the charger is compact and wastes little space. If you’re a frequent traveler, you’ll appreciate that it’s tight and tidy and stows away easily.
Sold in two versions, you’ll find US and UK iterations for $70 at Satechi and Amazon. Bring your own cables.
Save 15% Site-wide
Thanks to our friends at Satechi, we’ve been able to procure an exclusive promo code. Available to readers for a few short days, you can enter ANDROIDGUYS at checkout and save 15% on your purchase. Not just the three items profiled here, but the entire Satechi website.
April 30 – May 2 (11:59PM EST)