Our lives are becoming increasingly dependent on a number of electronic devices, which means we’re also at the mercy of battery lives. That poses a particular challenge when out and about—where can you charge your battery when it starts getting low? You might be able to plug into a wall outlet, but if you’re in the car, you’re out of luck. There are chargers available for your smaller electronic devices like phones and even tablets, but laptops suck too much juice for these chargers to handle. Satechi’s 72W Type-C car charger, however, is powerful enough to handle the needs of a laptop, and then some.
The Satechi charger plugs into your car’s 12V cigarette port to deliver up to 60W through its USB-C port to fast charge compatible laptops, tablets, and smartphones. It also features an extra USB-A port for simultaneous charging of a second device up to 12W. The charger is equipped with both a short circuit and over-temperature protection system. It’s compatible with the 2018 MacBook Air, 2018 iPad Pro, 2017/18/19 MacBook Pro, Macbook, most iPhones, iPad Air/Mini, and the Samsung Galaxy. The charger does not, however, support QC protocol.
The charger is also stylishly designed, featuring the same finishes offered on your Macbook—either a silver or space grey with a “modern, brushed aluminum finish.” For safer charging, you might also want to pick up Satechi’s MFi USB-C Lightning Cable (you’ll need one to charge your iPhone using this charger). The cable has a braided nylon design and a 6.5-foot reach. It sells for $24.99. The charger is priced at $29.99. Between the two, you’ll be able to keep all your devices—including you laptop—at full charge no matter where you are.