The Asus ROG Ally is a new gaming handheld console from Asus, and it’s coming up as a strong Steam Deck competitor. Yes, finally, there seems to be a Steam Deck competitor, and this is a great thing, not because the Steam Deck is bad but because an improvement over an existing product is always welcome. This will also lead to more advancement in the future with better handheld consoles and, ultimately, lower pricing.
Of course, the main flaw with handheld consoles is the battery life, which is no different here. The Asus ROG Ally doesn’t have the best battery life, so you’ll need a decent charger to charge the console when you’re low on power, and I’ve chosen a few great ones.
VOLTME 140W 3 Power Delivery Charger
This is hands down one of the most versatile chargers for your Asus ROG Ally. The charger has a max output of 140W, and the 140W Power Delivery 3.1 output comes from the USB-C 1 port if you’re charging a single device. The USB-C 2 port can output 100W if you’re charging a single device, while the USB-A port outputs 22.5W no matter how many devices you charge simultaneously.
Even if you’re charging three devices simultaneously, USB-C 1 outputs 65W, USB-C 2 outputs 45W, and the USB-A port outputs 22.5W. You can easily charge your Asus ROG Ally at 65W when charging another two devices.
|VOLTME 140W GaN 3 Port Power Delivery 3.1 Wall Charger Specs|
|USB-C 1 Output||5V/3A | 9V/3A | 12V/3A | 15V/3A | 20V/5A | 28V/5A (PPS:3.3-21V/5A）(140W Max)|
|USB-C 2 Output||5V/3A | 9V/3A | 12V/3A | 15V/3A | 20V/5A (PPS:3.3-21V/5A）(100W Max)|
|USB-A Output||4.5V/5A | 5V/4.5A | 9V/2A | 12V/1.5A (22.5W)|
|Total Power Output||140W|
|Size||3.05 x 1.24 x 2.89 inches|
UGREEN 100W Power Delivery Desktop Charger
If you need a desktop charger, which is just like a wall charger but uses a power cord, then I recommend this UGREEN 100W desktop charger. The power cord is 6.6 feet long, so you can place the charger where you find it most convenient.
The charger has three USB-C ports and a single USB-A port, with USB-C 1 and USB-C 2 being the two most powerful ports. You can use 100W of Power Delivery if you charge a single USB-C 1 or 2 device. That said, just charging power does split up when charging multiple devices simultaneously.
If you want to fast charge your Asus ROG Ally from USB-C 1 or USB-C 2, I recommend only charging one other device. This way, C-1 or C-2 will still be able to output 65W.
|UGREEN 100W Nexode Power Delivery Desktop Charger Specs|
|USB-C 1 / USB-C 2 Output||5V/3.0A | 9V/3.0A | 12V/3.0A | 15V/3.0A | 20V/5.0A | 3.3-21V/5.0A (100W Max)|
|USB-C 3 Output||5V/3.0A | 9V/2.5A | 12V/1.87A | 3.3-5.9V/3.0A | 3.3-11V/2.0A (22.5W)|
|USB-A Output||5V?3.0A | 9V/2.0A | 10V/2.25A | 12V/1.5A (22.5W)|
|Total Power Output||100W|
|Size||3.3 × 3.3 × 1.5 inches|
Unitek 100W 4 Port Wall Charger
If you want a more portable type of 4 port wall charger, this Unitek 100W 4 port charger can be reliable. This charger has a 100W max output, yet it has about 1-inch dimensions. You can place this charger into your pocket.
Charging power from this Unitek wall charger matches the UGREEN 100W charger that I mentioned before. This one also has a 100W max output, and you can use the total 100W if you’re charging a single device from USB-C 1 or USB-C 2. When charging multiple devices, I would recommend charging your ASUS ROG Ally from USB-C 1 or USB-C 2 at all times and charging other devices from USB-C 3 and the USB-A port; this way, you can maintain C-1 or C-2 with outputting 65W that can fast charge your ASUS ROG Ally.
|Unitek 100W GaN 4 Port Power Delivery Wall Charger Specs|
|Size||2.5 x 2.5 x1.2 inches|
UGREEN 65W Nexode PD Charger
On the lower cost side, there’s this UGREEN 65W PD charger. You can use 65W of Power Delivery if you charge a single device simultaneously from USB-C 1 or 2. That said, charging for your ROG Ally may slow down when charging more than a single device because USB-C 1 or USB-C 2 drops to 45W.
Then, if you’re charging three devices simultaneously, the USB-C 1 port will output 45W, and the other two ports will output 8.5W.
|UGREEN 3-Port Nexode 65W GaN USB C Charger Specs|
|USB-C 1 | USB-C 2 Output||5V/3A | 9V/3A | 12V/3A | 15V/3A | 20V/3,25A | 3.3-21V/3A; 65W Max.|
|USB-A Port Output||5V/3A, 9V/2A, 12V/1.5A, 4.5V/5A, 5V/4.5A; 22.5W Max.|
|Input||100-240V, 50/60Hz 2.3A Max.|
|Size||2.59 x 1.57 x 1.22 inches|
Baseus Blade 20,000mAh 100W PD Power Bank
Since this ROG Ally is a portable gaming console, it makes sense to have a power bank to charge it with because chances are you don’t want to rely on a wall charger at all times. Then I recommend this Baseus 100W PD power bank. The charger has a 100W Power Delivery output from either of its USB-C ports that lets you fast charge your ROG Ally no matter where you are. Also, with its 20,000mAh capacity, you can get many more hours of gaming time, which is essential because the ROG Ally drains power like crazy.
|Baseus Blade 20,000mAh 100W USB-C Power Delivery Power Bank Specs|
|USB-C Output||5V/3A | 9V/3A | 12V/3A | 15V/3A | 20V/5A (100W)|
|USB-A Output||4.5V/5A | 5V/4.5A | 5V/3A | 9V/3A | 12V/2.5A (30W)|
|Input||5V/3.0A | 9V/3.0A | 12V/3.0A | 15V/3.0A | 20V/3.25A|
|Size||6.37 x 5.27 x 0.7 inches|
EcoFlow River 2 Power Station
Finally, when it comes to keeping a portable gaming console charged up, one of the most reliable ways to keep it going is with a mini power station. Not one of those large high capacity or high output power stations; instead, one of those smaller ones that don’t cost too much.
I’d recommend this EcoFlow River 2 power station because of its cost and portability. You can look at my review article and video review for this power station; I found it to be one of the best mini power stations on the market. You wouldn’t use the built-in 60W USB-C port to charge your ASUS ROG Ally. Instead, you would use the original charger that came with your ROG Ally and plug it into one of the AC outlets on the power station. This way, you would get optimal charging from the original charger and still have tons of power from this 256Wh power station.
|EcoFlow RIVER 2 Portable Power Station Specs|
|Battery Cell Type||LiFePO4|
|Charge Cycles||80%+ capacity after 3000 cycles|
|AC Output||120V 50Hz/60Hz, 300W (Surge 600W)|
|DC Output||12.6V/8A, 100W Max|
|USB-C Output||5/9/12/15/20V 3A, 60W Max|
|USB-A Output||5V/2.4A 12W Max|
|AC Input||100-120V 50Hz/60Hz, 360W Max|
|Car Input||12V/24V, 8A, 100W Max|
|Solar Input||8A Max,11-30V 110W|
|USB-C Input||5/9/12/15/20V 3A, 60W Max|
|Size||9.6 x 8.5 x 5.7inches|
Since 2016, Usman has flourished as an independent tech journalist, reveling in the evaluation of diverse tech gadgets, with a particular fondness for charging technology to ascertain product performance. Besides his journalistic endeavors, he helms the Charger Harbor YouTube channel, where he extends his tech insights to a broader audience.