What you need to know
- This new USB-C charger looks like a Macintosh and that's all you need to know.
- The charger is capable of powering devices at up to 35W.
- Prices start at just $25 for one.
Have you ever wished that you could have a little USB-C charger that looked like an Apple Macintosh and also had a display that indicated whether your device was charging or not? You have? Oh well, you're in luck!
The Shargeek Retro 35GaN Charger is exactly what you've been looking for. It's a small USB-C charger that is good for 35w of power output and is super, super cute. It comes with a display that can change color to indicate whether your device is charging, not charging, fast charging, and more. And it even comes with some handy stickers that turn that display into the infamous Macintosh face.
As Stephen Hackett says, just look at it!
There is no doubt at all that this is the cutest little USB-C charger you're likely to come across and at $25 for a 35w Fast charger, you can't go wrong. You can even get a little discount when you buy more than one, too. You'll need to do that via Indiegogo, unfortunately, but unsurprisingly the project is already more than unfunded. To the tune of 6525% at the time of writing, to be specific.
This little charger deserves pride of place on a desk somewhere, to be sure. But even if you're going to put it on the floor and out of reach, at least you'll know it's there. Smiling up at you, eager to please. It might be the best iPhone charger money can buy right now — and you can get four of them!
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Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.
Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.