Convenient with Spigen’s 40W Dual USB-C Wall Charger
Having recently reviewed the MagSafe ArcField Wireless Charger, today we take a look at the Spigen 40W Dual USB-C Wall Charger. Known as the ArcStation Pro 40W wall charger, this is Spigen’s tiny-GaN wall charger with up to 40W output, USB-C ports, and 20W MagSafe equipment compatibility. While pricey live, the pricing on Amazon is pretty digestible considering the dual release here, and with the iPhone 13 in the wild now, we thought it was a good time to take a closer look. Head over below for our review of the Spigen 40W Dual USB-C Wall Charger in the Latest Tested with 9to5Toys.
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Spigen ArcStation Pro 40W Dual USB-C Wall Charger Review
Here you are looking at a tiny Spigen wall charger (1.91 x 1.09 x 1.86 inches) with a sort of rounded rectangular form factor and a semi-smooth, stark white plastic finish. The dual port charging solution has a slight Spigen mark on each side with a nice blue LED on the front when plugged in. You will also find a particularly handy folding grip mechanism for storing the rings.
As for its power capabilities, this is a 40W total output charger split across the two USB-C ports. This essentially translates to 30W of power when only one port is in use or 20W on each port when both are connected. It also uses gallium nitride (GaN) technology to keep the design particularly compact, with less heat and better overall efficiency.
Here is a closer look at the technical sheet:
- Dual port design to charge two devices at the same time
- Easily transportable with foldable pins suitable for travel
- Blue LED indicator to alert you when powering on
- Provides 20W output for MagSafe compatibility
- Compatible with most USB Type-C mobile devices
- 1.91 x 1.09 x 1.86 inches
- Single port 1: USB-C 30W
- Single port 2: USB-C 30W
- Simultaneous port 1 + 2: 20 W + 20 W = 40 W max.
Taking from 9to5Toys
Ultimately, this is a well-designed wall charger with 40W output and USB-C cables made by Spigen. There is not much to say and not much to complain about. It does its job and looks pretty good doing it. With prices dropping dramatically on Amazon from the regular $ 50 price tag straight from Spigen, it’s really only $ 10 more than Apple’s 20W single-port base charger with much of the same capabilities, even some.
If I had to find any negatives here I might suggest that the blue LED on the front is a bit intrusive if you are using it at night in a dark room where it can be inconvenient, but otherwise it is a welcome addition that adds a bit of flair for an otherwise fairly bland product category overall.
On the same note, the bottom of the charger is littered with legal talk and all those ugly tech standard logos we know and hate on other gear. Due to the rounded rectangular nature of the case, these marks almost creep up the side of the device, leaving them slightly visible if you’re careful. A small gripe and potentially something that Spigen couldn’t avoid here, but still a bit unsightly nonetheless.
But beyond that, the experience has been solid, if a bit unremarkable overall. But then again, wall chargers really aren’t meant to be exciting, are they? Solid running, well-built, and maybe a bit overpriced compared to Apple’s completely clean solution, but it’s something to consider for anyone looking to score a dual charger with 20W on both ports simultaneously that doesn’t. not trust the smaller, lesser-known brands with lower prices.
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