REVIEW – We all need to power stuff. Traveling complicates matters as we tend to bring along power-hungry things like laptops, tablets, phones, headphones, cameras, well, you get the idea. Trying to bring chargers for everything complicates matters and takes valuable packing space. The recent move to gallium nitride (GaN) rather than silicon for charger construction has upped the power output while reducing the size, resulting in a new generation of high-power, highly portable charging solutions. Today, we’re looking at a tiny, new 4-port charger from Lululook that is capable of cranking out 100 Watts from a single port.
What is it?
The Lululook GaN 100W 4-port USB-C charger is a charger. OK, it’s a high-powered charger. You plug it in, plug in your cords, and plug in your stuff. Perhaps that’s why they don’t include a manual.
What’s in the box?
- Lululook GaN 100W 4-port USB-C charger
- USB-C to USB-C cord
- Australia, Europe, and UK adapter plugs
- Manual? Nope! That’s why I added the box in the photo – that’s all the documentation you get
- Dimensions: 2.36″X2.36″X0.98″
- Weight: 7.2oz
- Power input: 110V-220V, 50-60Hz
- Power output:
- Single port
- USB-C1 (100W Max) ; USB-C2 (100W Max) ; USB-C3 (20W Max) ; USB-A (18W Max)
- Dual port
- USB-C1 + USB-C2: 65W + 30W
- USB-C1/C2 + USB-C3: 65W+ 20W
- USB-C1/C2 + USB-A: 65W + 18W
- Triple port
- USB C1+USB C2+USB C3: 45W+30W+20W
- USB C1+USB C2+USB A: 45W+30W+18W
- USB C1/C2+USB C3+USB A: 65W+7.5W+7.5W
- Quad port
- USB C1+USB C2+USB C3+USB A: 45W+30W+7.5W+7.5W
- Single port
Design and features
The Lululook GaN 100W 4-port USB-C charger is a typical plug-in charger. The business side has four ports – three USB-C ports and one USB-A port. They are labeled for their maximum power output. At the top, we see an LED panel. It glows when the unit is plugged in.
The bottom is labeled with all the usual information.
The back side features the plug.
It folds into the body for storage, making it very easy to slip into a travel bag.
The plug flips out for use.
To use the Lululook GaN 100W 4-port USB-C charger outside the US, you slip the appropriate adapter (Australian, UK, and European adapters are included) over the prongs and snap it into place.
To remove it, you just snap it off again.
The only setup required is to add the appropriate plug adapter if not in the USA.
So, does the Lululook GaN 100W 4-port USB-C charger work? Yup. It is nice to plug in my Microsoft Surface Book and see it charging properly. Once I plug in a second device, I get the dreaded “slow charger” warning, but it still charges without issue. Having three USB-C ports is nice as is the single USB-A port. This charger gives me a lot of flexibility.
When in use, it gets slightly warm, but not hot. It just works, and that’s exactly what I expect from a charger.
What I like
- Small and light
- High power output
- Included adapters make this great for international travel
- One included USB-C cable is also nice
What I’d change
The Lululook GaN 100W 4-port USB-C charger is a great little charger. It has enough oomph the charge even your most power-hungry gear. It has enough ports to allow you to charge all your gear with only one device. It fits into a travel bag, doesn’t take up a lot of room, and added less than half a pound to your load. The fact that it also has overcurrent, overvoltage, overtemperature, and short circuit protection makes this the perfect travel charger. It has found a home in my permanent travel kit.