In addition to announcing its new Blade 14 laptop, the Raptor 27 165Hz display, the BlackShark V2 Pro Six Siege and its colorful Opus X headphones, Razer also introduces a new charger.
Yes, an energy brick.
With a sticker price of $ 180 (£ 180), this isn’t the cheapest way to get power to your peripherals either, but you know, you have that snake motif, so that’s one thing.
To be fair to Razer, this powerful brick highlights a recent change in the industry and is the use of gallium nitride in loaders, which is more efficient than traditional materials and therefore less used.
GaN chargers can also offer high performance thanks to this, with this snake unit capable of generating 130W, although it is combined between the two USB C-type ports and the pair of USB A-type.
This should be enough to charge your smartphone, tablet, and laptop, although it depends on how much each of these units actually draws. USB Type-C connectors will no doubt exceed 100W, which means you should be able to charge some laptops, such as the Razer Blade 14, while leaving room for your smartphone and headphones.
All right, apart from the price. $ 180 is a significant amount of cash for a charger, especially when you take a quick look at Amazon where you’ll find similar products Wotobeus 130W GaN charger for $ 76 (not a recommendation, just an observation). It has no snake motif and has three USB Type C ports and one Type A instead of two each, but it promises the same output.
It’s worth noting that the USB Implementer Forum is looking to update the USB specifications to support high power, in fact up to 240W. While it will be a while before this becomes a device, it’s enough to stop dropping serious money on a charging break right now.