As a reminder, the E3 is the largest exhibition in the world dedicated to video games. Usually face-to-face in Los Angeles, the 2021 edition takes place remotely . This does not prevent editors, manufacturers and props from presenting their new products with great fanfare.
This Razer charger can charge up to 4 devices - Credit: Razer
This is notably the case of Razer, an American company specializing in the sale of peripherals and computer equipment . It was on the night of June 14 to 15 that the props company presented a brand new charger. The latter, in a compact format, has the particularity of being gallium nitride and displaying a maximum power of 130 Watts. Indeed, with dimensions of barely 7 centimeters on the side, This Razer charger fits easily in a trouser pocket or in the palm of a hand. Be careful of the weight of the accessory, which is around 350 grams.
Such characteristics however, have a certain price, since it will cost nearly $ 180 to afford this Razer charger. In exchange, Razer offers four charging ports, two of which are USB-C. The latter support by elsewherers rapid recharging up to 100 Watts. The USB-A ports only support a power of 18 Watts.
The French price is not yet known. Note that the American version presented last night is still delivered with European and English plug adapters.
A Razer gallium nitride charger
Gallium nitride chargers, sometimes also simply called chargers GaN, have recently appeared on our shelves. The latter make it possible in particular to offer more and more power, in an increasingly compact format.
Gallium nitride is a semiconductor material composed of gallium and nitrogen, hence the GaN denomination. Usually rather reserved for LED bulbs , thismaterial is now also found in chargers to replace traditional silicon. The advantage? Gallium nitride withstands higher voltages than silicon. This then makes it possible to take advantage of increased power and, above all, better energy efficiency. Such performance gains have also made it possible to miniaturize our chargers.
The material is still in its infancy. Compatible chargers are therefore far from being the most affordable. This Razer charger then appears at a price of $ 180, but it is possible to try gallium nitride from € 30 . Especially with accessories signed Belkin or Anker.