Yeah, shopping for your friends and family members might be a little difficult this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic. But Apple
might have done you a big favor by not including a charging brick in the box with purchases of the 5G iPhone 12 line
. Some believe Apple’s excuse that it is doing this for the environment since so many chargers are collecting dust in peoples’ desk drawers. Others though, see this as a cash grab by Apple with the tech giant seeking to generate sales of official Apple-made charging bricks.
If you know a friend or family member who has bought an iPhone 12
or an iPhone 12 Pro
, or plans on purchasing an iPhone 12 mini or iPhone 12 Pro Max, we do have an idea that will kill two birds with one stone. The RAVPower RP-PC144 is an MFi wall charger which means that it is certified for the iPhone and other Apple iDevices. You won’t have to worry about damaging or killing your Apple iPhone when using this charger which will work on the iPhone 12 and iPhone 11
devices. This accessory uses the Power Delivery (PD) specifications which allows for Quick Charging using USB ports.
The RP-PC144 will charge your iPhone 12 series handset at 20W allowing the device to go from 0% to 50% in 30 minutes. While Apple is asking $19 for its 20W charger which works with the iPhone 12 line, the RAVPower brick includes two ports for simultaneous charging at 20W via the USB-C port and via the 10W USB-A port. And in addition, if you need a new USB-C to Lightning cable, Apple charges another $19 for a 3.3 foot cable. The RP-PC144 comes with a well built 3 foot USB-C to Lighting cable that is included in the box for free with the charger. So instead of paying $38 for Apple’s power adapter with one port and a Type-C to Lightning cable, you can pay $25.99 to RAVPower
for the two port brick and a very sturdy Type-C to Lightning cable that actually feels like a million bucks (that’s a bit of an exaggeration).
The RP-PC144 charger works with a number of popular devices
The manufacturer says that this charger has a faster charging speed (8.2V/3.1A) than your typical USB C charger (9V/1.63A), and is a perfect quick charger for the Samsung Galaxy Note 20
, Galaxy Note 10
, Galaxy S20
and Galaxy S10
lines. It also is compatible with the iPhone 11 line, the iPhone XR
, iPhone XS
and iPhone XS Max
models, the iPad Pro
(2020), and the Nintendo Switch. If you know someone who plays Animal Crossing all day, the RP-PC144 could be the perfect holiday gift for him or her. And the brick is protected from over-voltage, over-heating, and short-circuiting. At 1.93 x 1.93 x 1.18in, the charger is portable and includes foldable pins. It also is available in your favorite color and the favorite color of your friends and family members as long as that color is black!
As we said the RP-PC144 makes a great holiday gift for your friends or family members. But we’d be remiss if we didn’t point out that it would also make a great gift for yourself as well. And you know just how well received this accessory would be. Of course, the ultimate gift package would include the power adapter along with an iPhone 12 series handset, or a Galaxy Note 20, or a Switch. But we remain in the midst of a global pandemic after all.
Lastly, if you want to send a message to Apple showing how upset you are that they dropped the charger and the EarPods from the iPhone box this year, spending $38 to purchase Apple’s charger and cable is not the way to do it. Instead, saving 32% by buying the RAVPower charger will save you some cash and let Apple know that you’re not happy with its decision to stop giving away accessories for the iPhone.