In Review: The EZQuest travel plug

Travel chargers are not all alike. The traditional adapter, a block with a few different prong types and maybe a few USB ports, is basically a passthrough that sends juice from the mains to your wall wart. But what if you could replace that homely cube with something a bit cooler?

That’s where the EZQuest UltimatePower 120W GaN USB-C PD Wall Charger comes into play. The charger features two USB-C ports and a single USB-A port. It uses a Gallium Nitride (GaN) charging tech that reduces the size and temperature coefficient of the device.

I tested this device on the road and it works exactly as advertised. I especially liked the little US to Europe adapter that fits right over the plug and doesn’t require you to remove the original plug. It can charge a laptop, Nintendo Switch, and iPad without issue.

Overall I like this little charger. Beware, though: the charger gives off a noticeable whine when plugged into EU voltage of 220 volts. It’s not bad but it could annoy the sensitive.

The charger costs $69 on Amazon. Similar GaN chargers from Anker can be found for a little less but they don’t include a cable or adapter. The bottom line is that this product works and includes a number interesting touches that make it interesting for folks who need to hit the road with 120W devices.

John Biggs

John Biggs is an entrepreneur, consultant, writer, and maker. He spent fifteen years as an editor for Gizmodo, CrunchGear, and TechCrunch and has a deep background in hardware startups, 3D printing, and blockchain. His work has appeared in Men’s Health, Wired, and the New York Times.

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