Many modern laptops have adopted USB-C as their port of choice.
This is great for creating a simple and elegant design, but it can be a bit of a pain for professionals who need a multitude of different ports. For example, if you need an HDMI port to add a second screen, you will need a dongle. Need a USB-A port? Another dongle.
What if there was a charger that also offered you additional USB ports and an HDMI port? This is exactly what the Baseus 67W GaN5 offers.
Baseus 67W GaN5 Charger – Best Prices:
- Output Type-C1 : 5V/3A; 9V/3A; 12V/3A; 15V/3A; 20V/3.35A
- Output Type-C2 : 5V/3A; 9V/3A; 12V/3A; 15V/3A; 20V/3.35A
- Output Type-C1+Type-C2 : 20W+45W
- hdmi : 4K 30Hz
- Cut : 96 x 46 x 38mm
- Weight : About 288g
Note: The USB-A port only supports USB 2.0 and charging low-power devices, types, earphones, smartwatches, etc.
How does the charger work?
The operation is as follows: you connect the main USB-C port to the laptop. The latter provides the load (with a maximum of 45W) and manages the data transfer. The second USB-C port handles both data transfer and charging up to 20W. Finally, there’s a traditional USB-A port for low-speed charging and data transfer needs.
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And because the charger uses gallium nitride, it works without overheating, unlike older silicon-based chargers.
The HDMI port allows you to connect a second screen or a video projector, depending on your needs.
I spent some time testing this charging station and it’s an undeniable success. The 45W output on the main USB-C port is a bit low for a MacBook Pro, but perfect for a MacBook Air or tablet. The HDMI port is also great for connecting a second screen or Nintendo Switch to a TV.
The charging station comes with a Baseus USB-C cable supporting the USB4 standard for up to 40Gb/s bandwidth.