We all like to gaze at the shiny Prime Day deals on laptops, or new smartphones, something for gaming with, and so on. Why not, after all? Cheaper stuff is the best stuff. But the best thing I bought this Prime Day isn't any of those big-ticket items, it's not even something new. I already had one.
I recently got converted over to the world of GaN chargers, replacing my regular laptop charging brick with one of these adorable little smol bois. Seriously, it can charge the likes of a MacBook Pro, an XPS 13, and a Razer Book 13, and it fits in the palm of your hand.
So, when Prime Day served up a lightning deal I immediately grabbed another without hesitation. That deal is now over, but fortunately, there's another in place that makes it just as cheap. The best part? You don't need to be a Prime member to get it now.
UGREEN 65W USB C PD Charger GaN
£29.99 £23.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save 20% with voucher - Seriously, why are you still using that massive power brick that came with your laptop? Throw it in the bin and get one of these instead. Thank us later. Just make sure to enable the 20% voucher before you go to checkout.
So, what's so great about it? Everything. Besides the fact it costs under £30, it's a 65W charger and it's about the same size as those rubbish bricks you find included with your smartphone. It's also square so if you have a bunch of plugs lined up in a power strip you don't have to worry about it interfering with anything else.
GaN, if you haven't heard of it yet, is pretty fantastic. I won't pretend to understand the tech at all, but some basics include that it stands for Gallium Nitride. They don't require as many components as traditional silicon chargers, are more efficient at transferring current, and lose less energy to heat. This all adds up to a small charger that will efficiently and quickly charge something like a laptop.
This particular charger by UGreen also has two USB-C ports on it so you can also top up your phone at the same time as your laptop. When you're doing this the load splits, so you get 45W and 20W, but the full 65W if you only have your laptop hooked up.
That's about all there is to it. It's super convenient and it works. I've been charging a Razer Book 13 with one for the past week and it's no different from its regular brick, except being a good deal smaller. When traveling becomes a thing again, one of these will always be in my laptop bag.
So, how much? Normally it's a reasonable £30, and that's what I paid for my first one. But if you click the voucher button on the listing you can save 20% on that which takes it down to £24. Take my word for it, you will look at large power bricks with disgust once you try one of these.
Alternative GaN charger deals where you are
If you're outside the UK, no worries, here are some alternative GaN charger deals where you are.
More Amazon Prime Day deals in the UK
- Amazon Echo devices: now starting from £9.99 (opens in new tab)
- Amazon Echo Dot:
£49.99£24.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
- Amazon Echo Show 5 (2019):
£79.99£39.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
- Amazon Fire HD 8 tablet:
£89.99£39.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
- Audible Premium Plus: Prime members get 3 months for 99p (opens in new tab)
- Blink Mini security camera: now just £21.99 for Prime members (opens in new tab)
- Deals under £15: save on games, smart home, fashion and more (opens in new tab)
- Fashion: big savings on Amazon brands starting at under £5 (opens in new tab)
- Headphones: Jabra headphones from £69 (opens in new tab)
- Kitchen: Dolce Gusto coffee machines from £59 and more (opens in new tab)
- Laptops: cheap PCs starting at just £199 (opens in new tab)
- MacBook Air M1: £100 off at Amazon - now £899 (opens in new tab)
- PC games: EA titles including The Sims 4 from £7.49 (opens in new tab)
- Prime Video: channel add-ons 99p for three months (opens in new tab)
- PS5: Demon's Souls, Immortals and more discounted now (opens in new tab)
- Smart home: Ring Video Doorbell from £35 (opens in new tab)
- Smartwatches: Fitbit Charge 4 now £99 (opens in new tab)
- TVs: 4K smart TVs from £298 (opens in new tab)
More Amazon Prime Day deals in the US
- Amazon devices: early Prime offers from $14.99 (opens in new tab)
- Amazon Echo Dot: 2 for $49.98 with code PDDOT2PACK (opens in new tab)
- Amazon Echo: 2 for $119.98 with code ECHOPRIME (opens in new tab)
- Audible Premium Plus: save 53% on your first 4 months (opens in new tab)
- Apple Watch Series 6 (40mm, GPS): $399 $279 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
- Deals under $25: save on games, smart home, fashion and more (opens in new tab)
- Fashion: men's and women's fashion from $14 (opens in new tab)
- Headphones: save on Sony, Beats, Bose and more (opens in new tab)
- iPad (8th generation): was $329 now $299 (opens in new tab)
- Kitchen: save up to 42% on Cusimax, Cosori, Instant Pot and more (opens in new tab)
- Laptops: Chromebooks, MacBooks and gaming laptops discounted (opens in new tab)
- Nike: save on NBA jerseys, sneakers, and more (opens in new tab)
- Nintendo Switch: big titles now $10 off (opens in new tab)
- PS5: now starting at $29.88 (opens in new tab)
- Smartwatches: save up to 35% on Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 (opens in new tab)
- Subscription boxes: 50% off for Prime members (opens in new tab)
- TVs: Fire-enabled smart TVs starting at just $99.99 (opens in new tab)