We have already commented on some of the PopSockets here on the website – and it is possible to say that all of them were received in a, say, mixed way by users. For those who don’t know, PopSockets is a manufacturer of cases and accessories for iPhones (characterized by that support for protruding fingers on the back).
Now, during the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2020, the company launched a new item to complete its line of accessories “Pop”: the PopPower Home, a wireless charging base that allows you to recharge your iPhone (or any other device compatible with the Qi standard) even with the PopGrip attached to the device’s case.
This design allows the device to be flush with the charging base so there is no need to remove the PopGrip. In addition, the accessory allows you to recharge devices with cases up to 5mm thick, as well as those that do not have a PopGrip installed, of course – in addition to others gadgets, such as the AirPods charging case [Pro].
The charger is Qi certified with EPP and provides up to 15W of power for fast charging. In addition, the case has an LED indicator on the side that indicates when the devices are charged.
PopPower Home is available exclusively at the PopSockets online store for $ 60 – it also comes in a variety of designs, just like PopGrips themselves.
Griffin and AUKEY GaN chargers
Following in the footsteps of other manufacturers, Griffin and the AUKEY also launched new GaN chargers (with wall adapter) during CES 2020.
Specifically, the line PowerBlock from Griffin comes in three different options: one 30W (for iPhones or iPads), another 45W (with a USB-C port for iPad Pro or 13 ″ MacBooks Pro) and finally a 96W option (with a USB-C port for the 16 ″ MacBook Pro).
Griffin’s new chargers will be available from the second quarter of this year for $ 50.
AUKEY also announced its series of chargers Omnia, based on GaN, designed to provide users with “a smaller, lighter and more powerful mobile charging experience”. According to the manufacturer, Omnia chargers are up to 66% smaller when compared to 13-inch MacBook chargers.
Like the Griffin option, AUKEY chargers will also hit the market in power and will be compatible with USB-A and USB-C devices. For now, there is no information on prices or release date for these chargers.
via TechCrunch, MacRumors