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Sure, if you want to hear it.

Both of these use Aukey's proprietary AiPower technology which is old as dirt and isn't anything special or unique.

AiPower is simply a marketing term for their microprocessor in their unit to talk to a device (just like basically any modern day charger would) and ask the device how much power it can accept. The charger then offers the max amount of power, up to the max the charger can supply.

In AiPower's case for these units, it is 1.5A of power. Theoretically Apple products could pull more via that same port, but Apple isnt licensing that technology to Aukey so any device you plug into a AiPower port is going to pull 1.5A MAX. No matter what. They'll throw a bunch of fancy talk at you and toss around "up to 2.4A!". Don't fall for it. With AiPower on these units, you're getting a max pull of 1.5A end of story.

The 2 port + usb c model uses AiPower on the two USB-A ports, and -only- uses QuickCharge on the usb-c port. This means that this unit can ONLY charge a device at a maximum of 1.5A through the USB-A. (Or two devices each at 1.5A each) through two ports combined. The usb-c is the ONLY one that outputs QC 3.0 (or 2, or 1, depending on device since its backwards compatible). Dont buy this and expect to get quick charge on the USB-A ports. You won't.

The two USB-A port device has one QC port and one AiPower port. This again means one device can be charged at QC speed (but in reality only up to 2.4A, NOT 3A). And another device can be charged at up to 1.5A.

They're using ancient technology in both of these, and possibly violating specs for cables as well. I steer clear of Aukey personally, and Anker (usually) has a 5x more solid build quality, and certainly stands up to their warranties.

Do a little digging and look into reviews of Aukey chargers melting themselves, catching fire, and melting cables. There's a reason they do it...ancient tech that they're trying to employ as a work around to violate charging standards with.
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To all the people saying USB-C to USB-C cables aren't that common, Monoprice had them 5 for $5 shipped a few weeks ago. They're not that hard to find.

In fact, you can still pick one up now for $2.99 FS. Monoprice [monoprice.com]
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solid deal from reputable company
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Great deal. I own one of these and highly recommend them. Going to grab 2 of them and maybe the type C one as well.
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I've bought at least a dozen chargers from Anker and Aukey, never had a single issue other than losing them. Super happy with these brands.
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I'd be all over this if it included the flush fit version.
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Seems like a fantastic deal to me
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Check the recent reviews regarding melted cables
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Just bc Aukey sells so many different items doesnt make them reputable imho. I've had very mixed experiences with their products.
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Is anyone this item works with Mi dash cam video ? I like to charge the Mi dash cam to power with this one..
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Are these strong enough to power a laptop?
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