While they say good things come to those who wait, the same can’t be said when it comes to your charger. Having to wait hours for a fully-powered device is, frankly, absurd. Especially considering the evolutions in technology made over the last few years. Luckily, for those too impatient to wait, GaN chargers are here to help you power up and get on with whatever you have planned yet.
GaN chargers leverage gallium nitride in their semiconductors to produce less heat. A cooler charger means the components of a charger can be closer together without the risk of overheating, which results in an overall smaller construction for the charger itself. Gallium nitride also allows for electrical current to pass through it faster, which results in a faster charging experience for the user.
If you’ve yet to take the plunge on a GaN charger, now is the time. Below, you’ll find eight of our favorites to shop for right now.
1. HyperJuice 100W GaN Charger
HyperJuice gained a lot of attention for its popular Kickstarter campaign and is now a formidable player in the charging space. Far and away, our best pick for the best charger, the HyperJuice 100W GaN Charger, can charge a variety of devices (including a laptop or a phone) in rapid time thanks to their two USB-C and two standard USB slots. Small and easy to carry, it’s the one-stop shop for all your charging needs.
2. Anker GaN Wall Charger
BEST FOR SMALL SPACES
As much as we love Apple charging blocks, they sometimes stick out from the outlet and cause a massive hassle with your existing furniture. Not the case with this flat charger from Anker, which smartly moves the USB port to the bottom of the device. While the charger itself takes up more space on the wall, it doesn’t extend out as much, which means your bed frame or couch can pretty much sit flat against it without needing to protrude outwards. Plus, its GaN construction provides fast charging times for all your devices.
3. Amazon Basics 68W GaN Charger
The benefit of Amazon’s in-house line of products, fittingly called Amazon Basics, is that you get quality items for a quality price. Their GaN charger isn’t the powerful option on this list, but at 68W, it’s more than enough to get the job done. This specific configuration includes a 10ft USB-C cable to power all of your devices with plenty of room to move around and also features two ports to make powering up multiple devices a breeze. Oh, and it’s under $40.
4. Wotobeus 130W GaN Charger
This GaN charger from Wotobeus may have a weird-sounding name but isn’t kidding around when it comes to its power output. With 130W of power, this is the most powerful charger on this list, capable of powering your devices in no time with its three USB-C ports and single USB-A port. Capable of charging all your devices at once without missing a beat, the Wotobeus is worth considering if you need a powerful, all-in-one solution.
5. HyperJuice Stackable GaN 100W Charger
Billed as the “first of its kind” by the brand, this HyperJuice’s GaN is actually stackable. That’s right, you can piece these together like Voltron to create a 160W charger, all while plugged into one outlet. The three USB-C ports allow for plenty of connections, while the 18W quick charge USB-A charger is more of a traditional speed. But you can not only plug in another HyperJuicce charger but a full-on AC plug if you should so desire. Flexibility is the name of the game here.
6. Anker GaN Nano II PPS Charger
BEST FOR TRAVELING
Whether you’re traveling for work or just on the go from the house to the office, this GaN charger from Anker, lovingly named the Nano II, is the small but mighty solution for all your fast charging needs. Capable of charging phones, tablets, and even a laptop, the Nano II is significantly smaller than typical chargers and thus is a great all-in-one replacement for those otherwise bulky plugs you may be used to toting around. Plus, it supports fast charging for mobile devices too.
7. Aergiatech GaN 4-Port Charger
If you’re looking to invest in a GaN charger and want one that has plenty of features, look no further than this option from Aergiatech. The four-port GaN device includes three USB-C ports and one USB-A port to help you power multiple devices while boasting a 40% size reduction from your standard MacBook 60W charger. Additionally, the charger can fast-charge your mobile devices so you can get on with your life instead of waiting around for something to get powered up.
8. HyperJuice 66W GaN Charger
If you want a HyperJuice charger but don’t need the bells and whistles of some of their other fancier devices, this entry-level option is well-worth considering. The charger includes two USB-C ports and a USB-A port, which should power the majority of your devices. The fast charging ability works like a charm, and the unit itself also comes with EU, UK, and AU pin converters so you can power your devices all over the world.