Recently i was one of a lucky few to be picked to test the new UK PowerPort III Nano.
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I have a few other Anker chargers but this is a little bit different.
Here’s a short review, but first…
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See, told you they do a few! Onto the Nano…
18w PIQ 3 single USBC output.
Simple packaging in the brands blue and white colour-way.
It has to be said, the box is excessively large for the size of the product. As a few on this forum has discussed, it lends itself well to a future twin pack!
Light, VERY light. Small, VERY small, hence the name.
Looks nice, which is good enough.
Here it is next to others in its range with a higher outputs.
PowerPort III Nano,
PowerPort III Mini
PowerPort+ Atom III Dual Port
No blue light, that both makes me sad and happy.
Sad because that reassuring blue halo of light shows the unit is charging and looks cool. But if in a prominent position it can be disrupting, especially in a bedroom at night.
It runs pretty cool.
In a 45 minute test it started at a room temperature of 24.2 and increased to just 38.8 which is just warm to the touch.
I finally got round to buying a USBC output tester and the results were great.
Connecting to a 50% charged 10.5” iPad Pro it showed to be outputting slightly over the quoted 18w output. 18.21w is only a little over but at least you can be sure the figures in the marketing blurb are accurate and you’re not being short changed.
Who Would Use This?
Anyone with devices with up to 18w charging input, obviously!
But also the benefit with this Nano charger is that the charging cable plugs into the bottom rather than the front so this leads itself perfectly to put behind furniture with its very low profile.
Here It’s pictured beside the PowerPort III Mini, which by no means is a large charger. The difference speaks for itself.
No blue LED
Size and weight
Outputs at manufacturers quoted speeds
Low profile as cable plugs into the bottom so hides behind furniture perfectly.
No blue LED
This a really capable charger.
It’s light very compact and does its job well.
It sits well in the broad range of chargers available.
The next progression I hope to see would be for this product to continue to be low profile but maybe be a little more rectangular and incorporate an additional USBC port.
If you need a single port charger and don’t need a huge output, this is the one for you.
As always, if you have any questions or tests I can perform for you drop me a message and I’ll do my best.