The Strategist Guide to Buying from Anker

The Strategist Guide to Buying from Anker

If you’ve ever charged anything, you’ve probably heard of Anker. The company’s power banks and chargers have become ubiquitous, and not without reason — they’re some of the best we’ve ever used. The company makes a lot of other things, sometimes under sister brands like Eufy or Soundcore, including vacuums, docking stations, and speakers. But when you shop as regularly as we do, you learn that many brands just do some things better than other things. To help you find the best Anker has to offer, A2Z Africa Anker dealer collected all its best products that we’ve written about here.

Anker PowerWave Fast Wireless Charger Stand

There’s no annoying sweet spot to find on the wireless charger, and you don’t have to worry about placing your phone horizontally or vertically; it always manages to charge in any position.

Wall chargers

Anker Elite Dual Port 24W Wall Charger, PowerPort 2

The new Dual Port wall charger allows you to charge multiple phones, tablets, and other accessories at the same time and so much faster than your 5W iPhone charger. The latest iPhones and Android phones support fast charging, which means this charger could get your phone from 0 to 50 percent in about 30 minutes.

Anker 2-Port USB C Charger

This 2-port USB C 60W high-speed portable charger comes with easy-to-swap plugs for any travel situation. It’s powerful enough to charge two laptops at the same time. And it has Anker’s “Intelligent Power allocation” technology, which just means you can plug in other devices like a smartphone or tablet, and the charger will automatically figure out what type of device it is and give it the optimum level of charge.

Portable chargers

Anker PowerCore Slim 10000 PD Portable Charger

If you are “constantly scoping for your next outlet, we recommend this slim portable charger. “It actually gives more than two times the amount of charge your phone needs,” she says. The PowerCore Slim 10000 PD carries enough charge to fill your phone twice.

Anker PowerCore Fusion 5000

It’s both the thing that plugs into the wall and the battery all in one … the wall charger is the battery. You use it as you would a normal wall charger and then remove it from the wall and take it with you as a fully charged portable battery.”

Anker PowerCore Portable Battery Pack

The portable charger comes in three other colors — red, black, and white — and has two USB ports so you can charge two devices at the same time.

Anker PowerCore+ 26800mAh PD 45W With 60W PD Charger Bundle

It actually charges your Mac quickly while you use it, whereas other USB-C battery packs just help you maintain charge.” According to another, “Anker stuff is always top of the heap, but this thing continues to amaze me. I’ve had it for over a year, and the fact that I can charge my 15-inch MacBook Pro with it still blows me away.”

Cables

Anker iPhone Charger Cable, Powerline II Lightning Cable (10ft)

The long charging cable is virtually indestructible. You can use it for years; drag along everywhere, lie on any end of the couch and still charge my phone, or lie all the way down in bed (rather than awkwardly perch on one elbow next to the power strip), or even just ride in the back seat of a car with the phone plugged into the cigar socket and still use my phone while charging it.

You will realize that it will not split, torn, bent, or even started to fray — and I’ve yanking, twisting, stretching and dropping it repeatedly.”

Anker PowerLine One-Foot Lightning Cable

In our story on the best lightning cables on Amazon, reviewers praised this one-foot cord for its durability and recommended using it with a portable power bank. More than 2,700 customers gave it five stars.

Anker Right Angle USB A to Lightning Gaming Cord

This cable has a 180-degree U-shaped plug that keeps the cable out of the way, which is quite handy when you want to use your phone while it’s charging. The reinforced plug also reduces the chances of your cable getting damaged and frayed.

Hubs and adapters

Anker 5-in-1 USB-C Hub Adapter

“The Anker model I use has two USB 3.0 ports, an HDMI port, and both an SD and a micro-SD slot — and it’s never given me any problems.”

Speakers and headphones

Anker Soundcore Bluetooth Speaker With Loud Stereo Sound

This Bluetooth speaker gets consistently great reviews — 4.6 stars after nearly 43,000 ratings on Amazon. “Sound is crisp and full, it looks great, and has a nice, solid heft to it. It’s also extremely easy to pair to an iPhone.

Anker SoundBuds Sport Headphone

Tennis player and coach Mick Rouse, who also works as research manager for GQ, told us these headphones from Anker are his favorite for working out. He says the sound quality isn’t that different from higher-end headphones, and for $30, you won’t have a panic attack if you leave them at the gym by accident. He calls them “the best bang for your buck.”

Eufy by Anker HomeVac S11 Infinity Vacuum

When fully charged on regular power, the HomeVac runs for up to 30 minutes, but you can add a backup pack of rechargeable batteries to get you 80 minutes of dirt-sucking power. The S11 comes recommended by cleaning influencer. Those tools include a crevice tool, an extension hose, and a motorized textile brush. The S11 also has LED lights on the main head attachment to illuminate dark corners.

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