AOHI 30W Magcube GaN+ Power Delivery Mini Wall Charger
Power Delivery chargers have become a lot smaller over the past few years, and that’s thanks to GaN tech that enables a charger to be smaller and still able to deliver lots of charging power. In this review, we’re taking a look at a next-generation PD wall charger from AOHI; this Magcube 30W wall charger of theirs is one of the smallest 30W wall chargers that you can get on the market. The charger is even smaller than Anker’s smallest GaN 30W wall charger.
Outputting 30W and being the size of a quarter is insane, and we’ve never seen or experienced anything like it.
There isn’t too much to say about the charging from the AOHI Magcube wall charger because it only has a single port, but the single port is impressive because it has a 30W power output. With a 30W Power Delivery charging speed, you’re able to charge most laptops such as Macbooks and Chromebooks. When it comes to laptops that require more charging power, though, it’s best to go with a higher PD charger for laptops such as ones from Lenovo.
This Magcube charger could charge a Lenovo Flex 5 laptop but at a slower charging speed than the original charger.
However, when we charged a Microsoft Surface Go, a tablet PC, it could charge at its max charging speed of about 20W to 25W. We could also fast charge a Samsung Galaxy Note 9 and an iPhone 11 Pro Max with a Magcube wall charger.
Size and Weight:
The size of this AOHI wall charger is one of the best parts when you combine it with a 30W charging speed. That’s because the charger has 1-inch dimensions all-around; to add to that, it only weighs about 2 ounces. We mentioned before, the charger really is the same size as a quarter, as shown in the above image.
This Magcube wall charger definitely has a different design than other wall chargers, with the front having a heavy engraving pattern design.
The charger does not have a foldable plug, and that’s really no problem considering how small the charger already is. Once you plug it in, at the front is a Green LED light when nothing is charging or trickle charging happening with lower-powered devices; when a device is fast charging, the Greenlight turns into a dim Yellow blinking light. The light turns blue for standard charging.
Structure and Material:
The charger has a great build, and you don’t have to worry about it getting damaged even if you place it into a bag with other belongings.
The charger only gets slightly warm during charging, and that doesn’t come as a surprise because the size is so small, and heat will always be generated with a charger. The GaN+ tech does a good enough job to lessen the amount of heat that is generated.
If you have a USB-C chargeable laptop and a smartphone that you can fast charge via USB-C (which you likely do if you own a USB-C Android phone or an iPhone as those are Power Delivery compatible), then this AOHI Magcube wall charger can be reliable. However, the 30W PD charging is not compatible with fast charging all USB-C laptops, so if you want to make sure that you’re able to charge your laptop fast, we recommend that you go with a higher Wattage charger. AOHI will be releasing their new ones soon.
This 30W Magcube charger did come in handy when it came to charging a tablet at max speed, though, and the small size is great if you want a charger that you barely have to keep track of.
Charging power is pretty good, but at this point, 30W can cause some limits to be reached with certain USB-C laptops. It’s still great for charging certain laptops and perfect for fast charging tablets and smartphones. You can only charge a single device with this wall charger, though.
This is one of the smallest 30W wall chargers that you can find on the market. It’s about the same size as a quarter.
The charger has a strong build, and you don’t have to worry about a foldable plug breaking. It does get a little warm during normal charging, especially for such a small charger.
The charger may not charge all USB-C laptops, but it can charge most, and it can definitely fast charge tablets and smartphones. The small size enables you to easily take this charger anywhere you want and will likely be the smallest charger you’ve ever owned.
|AOHI 30W GaN+ Mini Power Delivery Wall Charger Specs|
|USB-C Power Delivery Port||5V/3A | 9V/2.22A | 9V/2.77A | 15V/2A | 20V/1.5A | 3.3/11V/3A|
|Size||1.1 x 1.1 x 1.26 inches|
AOHI is one of the first brands to make it to market first with the smallest 30W GaN+ wall charger, and we think to find it to be very impressive.