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Get Aukey's pint-size 100-watt Power Delivery charger for 26% off

For $41 you get a USB-C charger that can charge a 16-inch MacBook Pro in under 2 hours.

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If you've been paying attention to the latest generation of chargers and USB specs, you know the days of slow charging are numbered. Modern USB-C Power Delivery chargers can fast-charge compatible devices in a fraction of the time of older devices thanks to their 100-watt power capacity. Aukey's 100-watt Power Delivery charger is just such a beast. Usually selling for $55, you can get the Aukey 100-watt Power Delivery charger for $41, which is 26% off. To get that deal, be sure to clip the coupon on the product page and apply the Cheapskate-exclusive discount code CHEAPPAB5 at checkout.

This new class of PD charger is increasingly important, because, especially as mobile devices slowly but surely migrate to USB-C, you'll be able to charge everything you own, from laptop to earbuds to phone and tablet, with a single charger and cable. And charging will happen fast. This is a lot of power -- 100 watts is enough to run 20 volts at 5 amps because power equals voltage times current -- so the Aukey should be able to charge an iPhone 11 Pro in 1.5 hours, an 11-inch iPad Pro in 1.7 hours or a 16-inch MacBook Pro in 1.9 hours.

In principle, the Aukey charger should be compatible with any USB-C-equipped PD device, which now includes a couple of dozen laptops from Apple, Dell, Lenovo, HP, Asus and more, along with countless USB-C phones and tablets. It even charges the Nintendo Switch. And if you like the idea of easy portability, it's small. Measuring about 2.25 by 2.25 by 1.25 inches, it's half the size of Apple's admittedly oversize 96-watt USB-C charger.

Unfortunately, I recently bought a laptop and it still uses a proprietary charging port. I kick myself daily for not holding out for a USB-C PD laptop. If you were smarter than I was, here's your chance to nab an excellent charger for it and all your other USB-C devices. 

You can take advantage of this deal between now and July 15, while supplies last. 


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