Krzysztof is a lifelong future tech junkie investigating the latest stories from companies like Apple, Samsung, Google, and Amazon.
Is Aukey's 61W Wall Charger the Smallest Laptop Adapter?
Aukey's 61W Wall Charger is an Omnia Series GaN adapter with a USB-C PD port that can fully charge a MacBook Pro 13" in under two hours.
It's also one of the smallest and lightest adapters I've ever tried.
The charger is 65% smaller than an Apple MacBook Pro charger, it features a foldable plug, and it has a 95% efficiency rating.
Through the magic of gallium nitride technology and Aukey's OmniaChip, it can charge an iPhone 11 Pro in 1.5 hrs, an iPad Pro 10.5" in 1.7 hrs, and a 13" MacBook Pro in 1.8 hrs.
We've never seen such a tiny device do so much; I only wish these adapters existed when I went to college instead of those massive laptop chargers.
Aukey Product Information
45 x 45 x 30mm (1.77 x 1.77 x 1.18")
(61W PD) 5V/3A, 9V/3A, 12V/3A, 15V/3A, 20V/3A, 20.3V/3A
Number of Ports
MacBook Pro 13" - iPhone/Samsung - iPad Pro - Google Pixel 4 - Nintendo Switch - Surface Pro 7 - Dell XPS 13 - AirPods/Apple Watch - Additional USB-C devices (full list on Amazon product page)
iPhone 11 Pro: 1.5hrs - iPad Pro 10.5: 1.7hrs - MacBook Pro 13: 1.8hrs
Aukey OmniaChip (GaN - gallium nitride)
CE/RoHS - Overheat, overcurrent, overcharge
Yes - 3.0
Charging Cable Included
61W PD Adapter - User Guide - 24 Month Warranty Card
What Aukey's 61W Adapter Does Best
So what does the adapter work with?
The answer should be everything eventually, but for now, it does have a limit on which devices function best with it. Below is a quick list at some of the laptops, smartphones, tablets, etc., this charger excels with.
- MacBook Pro 13" (2016-2019) - MacBook Pro 15" (2016) - MacBook Pro 12" (2017) - MacBook Air 13" (2018)
- ThinkPad S3-490 14 - Lenovo Yoga C930 13.9 - ThinkPad 270 - ThinkPad New S2 13.3 - ThinkPad T470
- Razor Blade Stealth 17
- HP ZBOOK StudioG5 15.6 - HP EliteBook Folio G1 12.5 - HP Spectre 13 - HP Spectre x360 - Google Pixelbook
- Asus T303UA - Samsung Chromebook Plus
- Dell XPS 13 - Dell XPS 15 - Dell Latitude
- Surface Pro 7 - Surface Laptop 3
- ThinkPad X1 Carbon
- iPhone 11/11 Pro/Pro Max - XS/XS Max - X/XR - 8/8 Plus
- Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro/9/MI 8/MI 8 SE - MIX 2-3/MIS 2S
- Samsung Galaxy S10/10E/10 Plus - S7-S9 Plus - Note 8-10 Plus
- Google Pixel/Pixel 2-3XL/4 - Nexus 5X
- Sony XZ3 Premium/XZ2/XZP
- LG G5-7/V10-30
- Huawei Mate 30 Pro/P30 Pro - Mate 20X/Mate 20 Pro - Mate 10/P10/Mate 9
- iPad Pro 12.9" - iPad Pro 10.5" - iPad Pro 11"
- Nintendo Switch
Note: The list is based off the Amazon product page and does not reflect all known compatible devices. In addition, Apple devices require the original USB-C to Lightning cable to access the adapter's fast charging mode.
The Very Best of Aukey
I must've tried dozens of chargers over the years, but in the last year or so, less known brands have really elevated their game, with Aukey being on the forefront of this.
If you're still unconvinced then maybe this short list of positives will change your mind.
- OmniaChip with GaN technology
- Only 92g and under 2" in size
- Future-proof 61W PD USB-C port
- Works with any device category
Aukey's OmniaChip does the job right, and it's powered by GaN technology. This leads to 3x higher power density, 40% less energy waste, and it protects it from overheating, short-circuiting, over-current, etc.
These adapters simply don't heat up like their predecessors despite being so tiny. And speaking of tiny, this adapter is incredibly small & lightweight compared to the big, bulky chargers of the past; there really is nothing like it.
And it's so handy too.
The USB-C PD port will work with a laptop, a smartphone/tablet and even a Nintendo Switch without damaging them. The adapter's super-fast charging speeds and gadget camouflage is a win for tech lovers like myself.
Aukey 61W PD Wall Charger: Final Review
What else is there to say except go Aukey. The company has done a great job in reinventing the charger category through constant iterations and transformations of everyday products.
And for that I'm happy to give the Aukey 61W PD USB-C Wall Charger 4.9 out of 5 stars.
Normally I'd ding it for having a singular port. However, the company does offer dual port options too so no ding here.
But I'll still fault it for not including a charging cable; this should be a packaged deal at this point even if it causes the price to go up a bit. Additionally, it only does 25W for the Note 10+ so if you want the fastest charging speeds then stick with the original charger.
If I find other faults then I'll be sure to update this review, but so far I have nothing but praise for this product. It's extremely light and small, it fast charges my devices, and it's much more reliable than chargers of the past.
I highly recommend the Aukey 61W USB-C PD Wall Charger because it can do it all, and the Omnia Series got a Best of CES 2020 award from Android Police so that's gotta be something right.