In case you think we have had too much eggnog, our attempt at humour is to call attention to the Cygnett range of new Qi wireless chargers, and it’s massive 60W USB-C wall charger that will run most modern laptops.
Cygnett’s massive 60W charger (website here).
I thought Belkin was good with its 45W USB-C charger which has become a staple on GadgetGuy’s testbed. Sorry, Belkin, we love the watts!
This charger delivers the full gamut of USB-C power delivery 2.0 – 5V/3A, 9V/3A, 12V/3A, 15V/3A, 20V/3A (60W) so it will run things like MacBook, Lenovo Yoga, Dell XPS, HP Spectre and anything needing amperage.
It is also a must when you are trying to quickly refill the very big 20,000mAh+ power banks unless you have a day or so to spare using a standard 5V/2A charger!
Also, it will fast charge almost any device that supports PD 2.0 or USB BC 1.2 (up to 5V/3A). That means it will provide fast charging to iPhone X, XR, XS, XS Max, 8 and iPhone 8 Plus devices using a USB-C to Lightning Cable. And in the Android world – everything!
We test chargers with MacBook Pro 15, HP x360, and Lenovo Yoga 920.
We rate it 5-out-of-5 for both price ($89.95) and performance.
Cygnett 20W dual charger is an interesting product. (website here).
It has two 10W pads beside each other, and it has become amazingly useful in our household where we have multiple Qi charge devices. You can charge two Qi-enabled devices – phones, some cordless kitchen appliances, Bluetooth speakers and buds, torches – even electric toothbrushes. It is certified by the Wireless Power Consortium as well.
That means it is smart enough to sense the voltage and amperage needed. When you place an iPhone on it charging is at 7.5W. If you place most other recent Android smartphones, it will charge at 10W.
It comes with a 12V/2.5A charger and costs $129.95.
Cygnett Prime 10W Desk Charger in Navy, Black, White (website here)
Use it in landscape or portrait mode and has 10W just as the Dual charger has.
The charging pad has a non-slip surface, so you can charge while playing movies or music. We tested with a Samsung Galaxy Note9 and EFM case weighing in at 245g – it is rock solid and charges through thick cases. The charge pad angle is also adjustable and can be a flat pad as well.
It comes with a 9V/1.5A charger and costs $99.95
Cygnett Race 10W in-car windscreen and vent mount charger (website here)
Using the same 10W technology but this time powered by the cars 12V utility socket. It has side clamps and a visual LED charging indicator. Price is $89.95
Cygnett Chargeup Swift – 10W Qi and 10,000mAh power bank
Cygnett has combined the 10W charge pad in a 10,000mAh power bank. It can output 5/7/5 and 10W depending on the phone.
The power bank also has dual 5V/2.4A USB-A outputs that work simultaneously with the Qi charge pad. At 238g it is not much heavier than a large smartphone. it has a LCD readout for available power.
The cost is $89.95 and it uses a Micro-USB cable for charging (supply your own adapter)