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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.