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This fast-charger is a USB and HDMI hub, too

Is it a fast-charger, a USB hub, or an HDMI hub? The Baseus 67W GaN charger is all those things, so you don't have depend on dongles.
Written by Adrian Kingsley-Hughes, Senior Contributing Editor
Baseus 67W GaN5 charging station

Baseus 67W GaN5 charging station. 

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Many modern laptops have standardized on USB-C as the port of choice. 

This is great for creating a sleek, simple design, but it can be a bit of a pain for professionals who need different ports.

For example, if you need an HDMI port to add a second display, that means a dongle. Need a USB-A port? That's more dongles.

And soon dongles take over your whole life. And life comes to a crashing halt when you one day forget your dongles.

But what if there was a charger that also gave you additional USB ports and an HDMI port? This is exactly what the Baseus 67W GaN5 charging station offers. 

Also: Need more ports? This tiny, lightweight, premium-quality dock delivers 

Baseus 67W GaN5 charging station tech specs:

  • Type-C1 Output: 5V/3A; 9V/3A; 12V/3A; 15V/3A; 20V/3.35A
  • Type-C2 Output: 5V/3A; 9V/3A; 12V/3A; 15V/3A; 20V/3.35A
  • Type-C1+Type-C2 Output: 20W+45W
  • Type-C1 20W: 5V/3A; 9V/2.22A; 12V/1.67A
  • Type-C2 45W: 5V/3A; 9V/3A; 12V/3A; 15V/3A; 20V/2.25A
  • HDMI: 4K 30Hz
  • Size: 96 x 46 x 38mm
  • Weight: Approximately 288g
  • Note: The USB-A port does not support fast charging, and only supports USB 2.0 data transmission and charging for low-current devices, such as earphones, smartwatches, etc.

The setup is as follows -- you connect the main USB-C port to the laptop, which both supply charge (a maximum of 45W) and handle data.

The second USB-C port handles both data and charging up to 20W, and there's a legacy USB-A port for low-speed charging and data needs.

Also: This powerful 140W USB-C charger is smaller than Apple's and has 3 ports

Ports on the Baseus 67W GaN charger

Ports galore.

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And since the charger uses gallium nitride technology, it runs efficiently and doesn't overheat like older silicon-based chargers.

The HDMI port connects to a second monitor or projector, depending on your needs.

I've spent time testing this charging station and it's a winner. The 45W of power over the main USB-C port is a bit low for a MacBook Pro, but perfect for a MacBook Air or tablet. The HDMI port is also great for adding a second display, or for casting something like a Nintendo Switch to a TV.

Also: This USB-C charger can power 4 devices at once and look good doing it

Power output stats of Baseus 67W GaN charger

Testing the power outputs.

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The offset mains plug is a nice feature, allowing better cable management at your outlets.

Closeup of plug for Baseus 67W GaN charger

Handy offset plug.

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The charging station comes with a 100W Baseus USB-C cable supporting the latest USB4 standard for up to 40Gbps of bandwidth, 4K video support, and 100W charging. 

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