Popular Deal

Anker 18W USB C Fast Charger PowerPort III Nano with PIQ 3.0, Fast Charger Adapter $15.99 + FSSS

$15.99
+20 Deal Score
13,082 Views
Anker 18W USB C Fast Charger PowerPort III Nano with PIQ 3.0, Fast Charger Adapter $15.99 ***Price drop***

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07WRKXQ8W?sdsrc=staff
Share
Good deal?
You gave thanks to DJ3xclusive for this post.
Thank you!
DJ3xclusive posted this deal. Say thanks!
Add Comment
If you purchase something through a post on our site, Slickdeals may get a small share of the sale.
Deal
Score
+20
13,082 Views
$15.99
About the OP
Send Message
Pro Deal Hunter
Brooklyn, NY Joined Feb 2009 Slickdeals Moderator ***Slickdeals Legend***
146,226 Reputation Points
23,204 Deals Posted
15,638 Votes Submitted
43,425 Comments Posted
Don't have Amazon Prime? Students can get a free 6-Month Amazon Prime trial with free 2-day shipping, unlimited video streaming & more. If you're not a student, there's also a free 1-Month Amazon Prime trial available.

31 Comments

1 2 3

Sign up for a Slickdeals account to remove this ad.

This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined Feb 2007
L8: Grand Teacher
3,927 Posts
#2
Promoted / quick popularity.
55 reviews must be new product getting pushed.
no coupon code for affiliates?

PIQ 3.0 standard proprietary?
edit "Anker's PowerIQ 3.0 technology charges phones, tablets, and more at top speed."
so not actually QC or PD standard? but then in questions Anker says it's PD3.
18W
Reply Helpful Comment? 2 1
Last edited by sarcasmogratis November 11, 2019 at 05:57 PM.
This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined Jul 2011
L6: Expert
1,303 Posts
61 Reputation
Our community has rated this post as helpful. If you agree, why not thank ?
#3
Bestbuy has for same price, though you have to pay tax. The difference is, supposedly, the Bestbuy version is true PD, while the Amazon version is PIQ. I find having 15w capability is worth the $1.60 tax. https://www.bestbuy.com/site/anke...Id=6375655


Recommend the USB PD version (instead of this PiQ version) shown in the picture
4.0
David11-01-2019
This item is a very well-designed charger: the size is just slightly taller than the Apple's tiny 5V 1A charger, but it can provide 18W of output.
The USB PD version supports 5V 3A and 9V 2A output (which is better than this PiQ that supports 5V 2.4A and 9V 2A).

Note: the picture attached is the PD version (not the PiQ version)
Reply Helpful Comment? 3 0
This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined Jan 2018
New User
16 Posts
10 Reputation
#4
My understanding is that PiQ3 is PD and QC compatible, whereas the PD is only PD
Reply Helpful Comment? 1 0
This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined Jul 2011
L6: Expert
1,303 Posts
61 Reputation
#5
Quote from CroVlado
:
My understanding is that PiQ3 is PD and QC compatible, whereas the PD is only PD
Compatible, but doesn't have the exact same volts/amp modes. Yes, it will work with just about any phone, but not necessarily at the fastest charging mode. For instance if PIQ doesn't support the 15w mode than many Samsungs use, then the phones will drop to 12w or 10w for charging. That is what the one guy was pointing out in the review. There are a lot of chargers that support 18w but not 15w, or vice versa.
Reply Helpful Comment? 1 0
This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined Nov 2011
Rock Chalk
2,139 Posts
542 Reputation
#6
Everything about the product page states PowerDelivery so not sure what you all are confused about?

"Give all your USB-C phones and tablets (including iPhone and iPad) a blazing-fast power boost, with Power Delivery providing a high-speed charge."

plus the product graphics say usb-PD and then also the q&a too...

For iPhone users wanting fast charge, this does the 9v 2a (18w), so you're golden. You should get the double ding, although the product page verbiage seems to imply there's a chance you could not hear it.
Reply Helpful Comment? 1 1
Last edited by jayhawknative November 11, 2019 at 07:32 PM.
This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined Jul 2011
L6: Expert
1,303 Posts
61 Reputation
#7
Quote from jayhawknative
:
Everything about the product page states PowerDelivery so not sure what you all are confused about?
Maybe the confusion stems from them selling both a PIQ and PD version of this charger.
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined Nov 2011
Rock Chalk
2,139 Posts
542 Reputation
#8
_____
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0

Sign up for a Slickdeals account to remove this ad.

This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined Nov 2011
Rock Chalk
2,139 Posts
542 Reputation
#9
Quote from clocks11
:
Maybe the confusion stems from them selling both a PIQ and PD version of this charger.
but PiQ is just Anker's marketing speak to say it supports the other standards - it's inclusive of PD.

Edit: Don't get me wrong, manufacturers have (intentionally) made what should be a single spec/standard confusing as heck.
Reply Helpful Comment? 2 0
Last edited by jayhawknative November 11, 2019 at 08:02 PM.
This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined Jul 2011
L6: Expert
1,303 Posts
61 Reputation
#10
Quote from jayhawknative
:
but PiQ is just Anker's marketing speak to say it supports the other standards - it's inclusive of PD.
I understand PIQ is their proprietary protocol. Maybe it saves them money on licensing fees, or they have some other reason to use it. Regardless, they seem to have two version of this charger, and it has been reported that the PIQ version is not compatible with 15w, but only 18 and 12.
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 2
This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined Nov 2011
Rock Chalk
2,139 Posts
542 Reputation
#11
Quote from clocks11
:
I understand PIQ is their proprietary protocol. Maybe it saves them money on licensing fees, or they have some other reason to use it. Regardless, they seem to have two version of this charger, and it has been reported that the PIQ version is not compatible with 15w, but only 18 and 12.
there's no 'protocol' it's truly just marketing. Doesn't save them any fees.

As for 15w (5v3a), depending on what you're trying to charge, you may want: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07DFGKFM3/
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined Jul 2011
L6: Expert
1,303 Posts
61 Reputation
#12
Quote from jayhawknative
:
there's no 'protocol' it's truly just marketing. Doesn't save them any fees.

As for 15w (5v3a), depending on what you're trying to charge, you may want: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07DFGKFM3/
Thanks. As mentioned/linked in my prior post, I bought the PD version of the Nano charger from Bestbuy that supposedly does both 15/18w. If it does not, I can always return it. Or at worst, I got the same charger as this with "PD" stamped on it instead of "PIQ".
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined Oct 2004
L6: Expert
1,683 Posts
351 Reputation
#13
The local costco had a stock of anker products. It was a Wall plug, 18W USB-C port and included a C to lighting charging cable.

It was first marked at 35 dollars. Then 30. Then 14.97, and finally 9.97 to clear the stock out. Don't think it will ever return.
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined Nov 2011
Rock Chalk
2,139 Posts
542 Reputation
#14
Quote from clocks11
:
Thanks. As mentioned/linked in my prior post, I bought the PD version of the Nano charger from Bestbuy that supposedly does both 15/18w. If it does not, I can always return it. Or at worst, I got the same charger as this with "PD" stamped on it instead of "PIQ".
you're giving up quick charge support in favor of additional certification seems to be the consensus. Read the comments here:


http://community.anker.com/t/new-...o/72499/26
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined Nov 2011
Rock Chalk
2,139 Posts
542 Reputation
#15
Quote from Steelgaze
:
The local costco had a stock of anker products. It was a Wall plug, 18W USB-C port and included a C to lighting charging cable.

It was first marked at 35 dollars. Then 30. Then 14.97, and finally 9.97 to clear the stock out. Don't think it will ever return.
if it included the cable, that was a solid deal
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
Page 1 of 3
1 2 3
Join the Conversation
Add a Comment
 
Link Copied to Clipboard