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Anker 735 Charger Nano II 65W Review PowerPort III 3-Port 65W Pod

 
Powerful enough to power a 2020 MacBook Pro 13-inch at full speed, the new Anker 735 charger (Nano II 65W) may just be the only charger you need for all your gadgets! The Anker 735 charger (Nano II 65W) is a 3-port charger with two USB-C ports and one USB-A port. It weighs 141 grams and measures 3cm wide, 4.5cm high and 9cm deep, including the plug, which is non-detachable. The actual depth of the body of the charger is 5.5cm deep. 


The shell of the Anker 735 charger (Nano II 65W) is made of PC (Polycarbonate) plastic with a sleak midnight blue rubber finish throughout and a dark chrome plastic front panel. The rubber finish helps to keep the charger cool to the touch, although it also marks easily with oily fingerprint smudges. You can get up to 65W (max) when charging one single device via the USB-C ports and 22.5W (max) via the USB-A port. 
 
When charging three devices at the same time, the top USB-C port will output 40W, the second USB-C port will output 12W, and the USB-A port will output 12W, which is enough power to charge a notebook, tablet and phone all at the same time. Below is the exact power output supported by each port when charging 3 simultaneous devices:
  •  USB-C 1:5V==3A /9V==3A //15V==2.67A /20V==2A (40W Max)         
  •  USB-C 2: 5V==2.4A (12W Per port Max) 
  •  USB-A::5V==2.4A (12W Per port Max)        
The Nano II 65W (Anker 735 Charger) is a powerful charger, almost 3 times more powerful than Anker's PowerPort 3 Nano. Despite being called nano though, the Nano II 65W is a lot bulkier and sticks out of a wall plug socket a lot more than the PowerPort 3 Nano. The Anker 735 Charger doesn't have folding prongs or an interchangeable plug so, it's not as compact or as versatile as other Anker chargers such as the PowerPort 4 Lite which features a swappable plug.
 
As well as the Nano II 65W (Anker 735 Charger), there is also a Nano II 100W (Anker 736 Charger) USB-C charger version that will be released in the upcoming days. The Nano II 100W will also integrate two USB-C ports and a USB-A port, which is a good move by Anker since not everyone has yet embraced the "single USB-C lifestyle". Also,  the charger side of most charging cables on the market (including USB-C ones) is still equipped with a USB-A connector so, the addition of a USB-A port makes total sense and helps diversify charging options. 
 

The naming convention of the Anker 735 Charger is confusing. As well as being called Nano II 65W, it also goes by a third name "PowerPort III 3-Port 65W Pod", which is also the name of another similar Anker 65W GAN charger called PowerPort III 3-Port 65W USB-C charger. Luckily, these two PowerPort III 3-Port 65W chargers are easy to differentiate from each other. They have a different port design and color scheme and, one of them has an interchangeable plug. 
 
Both chargers can charge up to 65W but only the PowerPort III 3-Port 65W Pod (Anker 735 Charger) supports a 12V PD profile (12V at 1.5A). The other charger doesn't support 12V PD (only 5V, 9V, 15V and 20V), which means you won't be able to charge older electronics or use a PD trigger module. The PowerPort III 3-Port 65W Pod (Anker 735 Charger) also supports PPS (the other charger doesn't) so, you can super fast charge Samsung Galaxy devices such as the S20 Ultra (in 71 minutes at 19W max PPS), S21 (in 72 minutes at 21W max PPS) and Tab S7. The Anker 735 Charger can charge Samsung's latest device (S22U) at 28W maximum PPS, whereas Samsung's 45W wall charger can do it at 38W max PPS. Despite the wattage output difference, Anker states that the Anker 735 Charger can charge the Samsung S22U just as fast (60 minutes) as Samsung's own 45W charger.
 
There aren't any status leds on the Anker 735 charger (Nano II 65W) so, you can't tell the charger is working by just looking at it. On the plus side, the lack of status led means you can use it at night without distractions. As far as accessories, there are none included; hence no charging cable so, you will need to buy a proper 65W charging cable that can handle 20V/3.25A. It's better buying a 100W charging cable to future proof yourself since a 100W cable can handle higher current (up to 5A). The cable doesn't have to be an Anker cable either. You can use any cable brand. You can buy the Anker 735 charger from amazon. Check out the review of the PowerPort Atom PD 1 charger.

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