Anker's updated Nano 20W USB-C charger is so small you'll probably lose it

Anker Nano Charger
Anker Nano Charger (Image credit: Anker)

What you need to know

  • Anker's new Nano charger replaces the older PowerPort III Nano.
  • It's now more powerful, charging at 20W instead of 18W.
  • It's half the size of a standard wall charger.

Anker has a new 20W USB-C charger and it's so small there's a pretty good chance you'll lose it. The new Nano measures at about 50% the size of a standard wall charger and weighs about as much as an AA battery.

Priced at $19.99 this is more than competitively priced and it's smaller than a lot of chargers that can't offer up anywhere near as much power.

Anker Nano Fast Charger

Anker Nano Fast Charger (Image credit: Anker)

With Apple set to launch four new iPhones this month, none of them with chargers in the box, this might be a good buy for people picking up an iPhone 12. Apple will give you a USB-C to Lightning cable in the box so adding one of the Anker Nano chargers to the mix is all that's needed.

The new Anker Nano 20W charger is available to order right now, for $19.99, from Amazon.

Updated with clarification on the Nano III's technology.

Oliver Haslam

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