Good article, and I was feeling it! 100W, slow competition. My excitement was building up. Then I let down when I read that Anker's is only up to 30W. In other words, Anker's is less than 1/3 of the potential.
Not only that, but it was stated that your power delivery products are compatible with all other power delivery devices, yet they're not going to charge at most speed since most laptops can take in more than 30W. Not only is there this limitation, but your PowerCore isn't compatible with HTC 10 or HP Spectre.
Finally, I hope you're not just going to wait for competitors to catch up. You have 1 power delivery power bank, 2 wall chargers that support PD (3 if you count the one that comes with the power bank), and only one USB-C cable supportive of power delivery that has USB 3.1 speeds, which still only allows for 60W to pass through it. I don't think most people would call this a complete lineup.
While you're "waiting for the competition to catch up," maybe you could start working on a few devices I'd like to see by the end of this year... (even though these are just examples, I'd still love to see them).
- PowerCore Slim 10000 PD
-one USB-C PD port for input and output
-fully recharges in less than 3 hours
-about the same size as 2 PowerCore Slim 5000s
-no Qualcomm QC
Obviously not everyone wants a charger like this RIGHT NOW, but for people that are only charging one phone or laptop that supports PD, their only choice from Anker is to haul around a massive 26800mAh battery with 2 ports that they have no interest in using. Sure, it's possible for them to use that power bank, but it is my by no means an ideal solution. That's why I believe there is already a market for a portable charger like the one I'm envisioning, and it's only going to grow. Luckily for Anker (unlucky for us), I don't think there's a product with this offering out on the market right now, but the completion is probably already developing one.
On a quick side note, a few of your competitors beat you to making a portable charger you just released less than a month ago. For example, RAVPower's had one since Q3 of last year that supports 30W, is highly compatible, and has a 4.5 star rating on Amazon, probably meaning that it's a quality product. It even has a scratch resistant finish... So, even if you make a crazy claim that you're ahead of the completion, it must not be by much.
Anyways, while you're at it making a portable charger like that, go ahead and make a power bank that can pump at least 60W so that many more laptops are fully supported.
Once you're "done," don't worry, we've got more. It's not just me.
But don't get me wrong, I still love Anker, we still love Anker. That's why I'm trying to help. Heck, you could say that I'm grateful for Anker, but they've still got a lot of work do to, or the completion is going to blow right past them the minute they stop to take a break. It would be my nightmare (let alone yours) to see Anker lose their top spot in the charging world. That's how much I care about this brand. I'm dearly trying to advise what I think the community thinks is best. Obviously there are people way, way smarter than me at Anker, and they have every right to make all the decisions. Just keep innovating, Anker! That's what makes us
This was just my two cents.
Quick disclaimer: when I say you/your, I'm definitely not targeting the people who wrote, edited, or published this post, but rather referring to Anker as a whole.
To the community: let me know if you agree with anything I said by leaving a like or dropping a comment so I know! Figured I'd try to represent some of your feelings with this post. Let's just hope I didn't fail....
Thank you and have a nice day.