Whenever I get sent a physical item to review, I get excited. However, I must admit that reviewing a high-powered wall charging port doesn’t exactly get my juices flowing. Nonetheless, I was impressed with the incredibly well-built VOLTME 140W GaN charger. This compact and robust charging port is suitable for laptops, mobile phones, tablets, sports watches, and much more. On top of this, it is available in many countries and can save you plenty of time when charging your devices.
I recently covered the Belkin Desktop charger and was thoroughly impressed by its design and user-friendly approach. Consequently, I didn’t know what to expect from VOLTME. First of all, I know little about the brand. Secondly, at around £120, it is a hefty investment. However, with a high-powered output, and a simple design, it proves to be great value for money. Moreover, the standard 3-point plug allows you to plug it into any normal socket while benefiting from the fast charging facilities.
What’s in the box of the VOLTME 140W GaN charger?
- The cardboard packaging has a simple but striking colour palette. What’s more, the grey and orange accents are complemented by key selling points. Alongside this, the box and its contents are 100% recyclable and that was fantastic.
- The VOLTME 140 GaN charger has a matte black finish, and a vivid LED indicator, and weighs 270g. On top of this, a dimpled effect ensures that it is comfortable to hold without being slippery. To the rear, you’ll note 3 charging points. The lower one is for a USB-A cable, the middle one is for USB-C, and the upper one is for a USB-C to MagSafe 3 cable.
- User guide. A quick start guide that explains the fundamentals.
If you’ve never used a GaN charger, let me break down some of the basics for you. This modern charging tech enables manufacturers to cram higher-powered components into smaller units. Additionally, there is a reduced risk of overheating and multiple devices can be charged at the same time. However, when you connect more than one item, the charger automatically divides the power between both devices. In this case, the VOLTME 140W GaN charger offers a maximum output of 130W across two electronic devices.
If you wish to extract the maximum power from this charger, you must connect either an original USB-C to MagSafe or PD3.1(28V 5A) USB-C to USB-C cable. Alternatively, you can use a standard USB-C cable to get 100W of juice. Now, you may be worried about identifying the correct port to use. However, thankfully, VOLTME has considered this problem. By using some simple engraved images, you can’t go wrong. Unsurprisingly, the 140W port is marked by the picture of a laptop. Subsequently, it is a straightforward and well-considered device.
Fast charging and safety.
The most important aspects of a charger are its fast-charging facilities and how safe it is to use. First, let’s see how it does with some power-hungry devices. A MacBook Pro can be charged to 100% in well under 2 hours. Alternatively, an iPhone can get from 0% to 50% in around 40 minutes. I received similar results from a Google Pixel 7 Pro and was equally impressed with the charging times for my iPad. Accordingly, these are some spectacular numbers that should impress any tech-savvy individuals.
Speed to one side, I’m more concerned about my electronic devices frying. Subsequently, I was happy to discover that the VOLTME 140W GaN charger has safety features that prevent overheating, short circuits, and over-voltage. As such, this was reassuring, as I didn’t want my new charger frying my expensive goods.
Is the VOLTME 140W GaN charger worth it?
£120 is a lot of money in anyone’s book. Yet, this excellent device is well worth the money. Not only is it well built, but it has a modern finish, and it provides a rapid charging facility for every portable electronic item in your house. Alongside this, the simple but effective engraved images, vivid LED indicator, lightweight design, and 3-point plug feature make it a portable and user-friendly solution. Consequently, I loved this excellent charger and recommend that you buy it here!
(More information on VOLTME can be found here!)