Companies have been releasing GaN (Gallium Nitride) chargers for a while now. Baseus, a Chinese accessory maker has upped their game by launching a 45W 2-in-1 GaN charger cum 10,000mAh power bank with a foldable pin and a 60W USB Type-C to Type-C cable in the box.
This charging accessory by Baseus is a useful product for those who are always on the go. It comes in two models – the first variant has dual USB Type-C ports and the second variant has one USB Type-C port and a standard USB Type-A port.
But both weight the same 280g and measure 103 x 64 x 30mm in dimensions. They come in two color options – Black and White.
Being a GaN charger, it is smaller in size (even shorter than Apple iPhone Xs Max) as well as have better thermal performance compared to similar products with silicon. On top of it, it supports various charging standards and thus, it can be used to charge almost all electronics such as smartphones, tablets, laptops, wearables, and audio accessories.
The most common charging standards that the Baseus GaN charger cum power bank support are the ones listed below.
- QC 2.0 / 3.0 (Qualcomm Quick Charge)
- SCP (Huawei SuperCharge)
- FCP (HiSilicon Fast Charging Protocol)
- AFC (Samsung Adaptive Fast Charging)
- PD 3.0 (USB Power Delivery)
- BC 1.2 (USB Battery Charging)
- PE (MediaTek Pump Express)
- Apple 2.4A
Additionally, it also supports other protocols for better versatility than competitors. Uses can also make use of its foldable pin as well as freebies like 60W USB Type-C to Type-C cable and a carrying pouch.
As far as price and availability are concerned, it costs only 199 Yuan ($28) as part of crowdfunding on Xiaomi’s Youpin platform. The final retail price will not be costlier either at 228 Yuan ($32).