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It’s Time to Upgrade Your iPhone Charger (And You Can Do It for Cheap)


June 20, 2020 Tech By
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Unless you bought an iPhone 11 Pro, which comes with a USB-C 18-watt wall charger, you’re likely charging your current iPhone slower than you could be. That’s because most iPhones come with the standard 5-watt wall charger. Fortunately, you can buy a more powerful wall charger for pretty cheap.

Take this 18-watt wall charger by Aukey for example. It’s just $10 and it has Power Delivery (PD) technology, so it’s able to deliver more power, faster to your iPhone. (Power Delivery is only supported by iPhone 8 and later; if you have an older phone, it won’t charge as quickly.)

The other big benefit is that this wall adapter is tiny. It’s roughly the size of a quarter and Aukey claims that it’s the world’s smallest PD charger. Basically if you travel a lot and are looking for small, powerful wall charger that’ll charge your current iPhone fast, this makes a great travel accessory.

Also, if you shop on Amazon, this normally $15 wall charger is on sale right now for just $10.

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Tucker Bowe

Tucker Bowe has been on Gear Patrol's editorial team since 2014. As a Tech Staff Writer, he tracks everything in the consumer tech space, from headphones to smartphones, wearables to home theater systems. If it lights up or makes noise, he probably covers it.

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