Shargeek Retro 67 USB-C charger review – Old school Mac charm

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REVIEW – The folks at Shargeek have been on a roll lately. It wasn’t that long ago that the Retro 35W Mac-shaped charger charmed its way into the world, but the Retro 67 takes the nerd factor up a few notches with three USB-C ports and a green phosphor screen inspired display with some “Matrix” movie magic.

What is it?

The Shargeek Retro 67 is a small, three-port USB-C charger shaped like the original beige Mac with a tiny green “screen” that shows power output.

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What’s in the box?

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  • Shargeek Retro 67 USB-C charger
  • Instructions

Hardware specs

Probably the most important specs are the charging capabilities. Yes, it will put out 67W but only on ONE charger port. It will do a mix and match when you add a 2nd or 3rd device. See the chart below.

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Design and features

Here it is next to an Apple 20W USB-C charger (right).

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I get the shivers looking at this. I like the color logo and the pretend floppy disk slot in the front.

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The rear view of the Shargeek Retro 67 USB-C charger is just as good, complete with detail of the battery backup door, power switch, and plug. None of them are functional, of course, but a nice homage to those of us who remember.

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The pixelated font on the top is a nice touch, too.
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It wasn’t necessary, but the prongs fold into the body. How nice! It just begs to be taken with you in your everyday carry bag.
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Shargeek sent me color-matched USB cables (sold separately). Here it’s providing power to my iPad Pro. The display reads in watts.shargeek retro67 charger 01

I placed an inline power meter to see what was going on. This beasty supplied 14.8V to my iPad. Impressive.

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For those wondering, the charger shows the famous “Matrix” falling green rain animation in standby. It’s not very bright and turns off automatically after 5 minutes with no load attached. There’s no risk of it keeping you up at night.
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What I like

  • Compact with folding prongs
  • Three USB-C ports
  • Useful display

What I’d change

  • Slightly brighter “screen” would have been nice
  • You can mount it on the wall, but why would you want to?

Final thoughts

I usually hide chargers under the desk or on a wall. The Shargeek Retro 67 USB-C charger is the first charger I want to SHOW. That’s a first!

Price: $39 to $169 depending on the bundle
Where to buy: Indiegogo
Source: The sample of this product was provided by Shargeek

3 thoughts on “Shargeek Retro 67 USB-C charger review – Old school Mac charm”

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      1. Yeah, I know it can output 67w, but some chargers (like the Anker 737 GaNPrime explicitly says they can’t use Magsafe. I think that has to do with the charger logic.

        I guess I’ll still buy this, though – I like the screen actually being functional, unlike the 35w version.

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