Nearly every Apple device requires a USB-C charger or plug that plugs into your wall power socket and connects to your iPhone, iPad, MacBook with a USB-C cable. As nice as the Apple chargers are, there are superior chargers available from other companies that you should seriously consider.
There are some great Black Friday and Cyber Monday charger deals and discounts to be found right now. Retailers have started offering early deals on some great USB-C chargers, and we’ve scoured all the sales to share the best values.
Some new devices—such as iPhones and iPads—don’t ship with a charger (plug) so you’ll need to buy one, and having a couple of spare chargers around the house is always helpful, especially if you live with people who also own multiple devices.
Read our USB-C charger buying tips below.
We’re already seeing some great discounts on iPhone and MacBook chargers from the likes of Anker and Ugreen, two highly respected names in the device charging game. We’ll continue to track down and highlight the best charger deals leading up to and during Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2023.
The Plugable 30W GaN USB-C Charger is another great and super-small pocket charger for iPhone, with foldable plug prongs. It’s on sale at Amazon for just $15.96, 20% off its usual $19.99 retail price.
The Ugreen 45W Nexode GaN Charger boasts more power than the above 30W chargers, which might not make fast-charging much quicker but it beats the others with its two ports, so you can fast-charge two iPhones or iPhone plus Apple Watch or AirPods at the same time. That extra power means it’s powerful enough to charge a 13-inch MacBook. At $24.99 it’s 38% off the normal retail price.
The iPhone and MacBook Ugreen Nexode 100W USB-C with MagSafe GaN Charger offers both top-end 15W MagSafe wireless charging for iPhones 12 and later plus three USB ports for charging a MacBook and other devices. I have one on my desk, and I think you should consider it too! During Black Friday it’s on sale for just $129.99, a 28% discount at Amazon.
Pluagble’s Wall Outlet Extender plugs into a wall power socket just like any wall charger but it gives you back that power source with a passthrough socket on the front, plus a 30W USB-C port and and 12W USB-A port. At $15.96, it’s 20% off at Amazon for Black Friday week.
The Journey TRIO 3-in-1 Wireless Charging Station will charge your iPhone 12/13/14/15 plus Apple Watch and AirPods (in wireless charging case). The Watch-charging module is detachable so can be plugged directly into any USB-C port and easily carried around. Available in either white or black, this Black Friday and Cyber Monday it’s 20% off (using the code BF20) for $111.99, down from $139.99.
Best Black Friday / Cyber Monday MacBook charger deals
Perfect for 13-inch MacBooks, the Ugreen 65W Nexode USB-C GaN Charger has 3 ports so you can charge your MacBook plus other devices, such as your iPhone. It is available on a Black Friday and Cyber Monday deal for just $29.99 (40% off on Amazon).
The Anker Prime 67W GaN Wall Charger is another small wall charger with three ports (two USB-C and one USB-A) and a total possible output of 67W—enough for a mid-sized laptop, iPhone and your Apple Watch. It’s got a 36% discount, and is available for just $37.99. The code is automatically applied.
The 16-inch MacBook Pro can be fast-charged at 140W, so the three-port PD 3.1 Ugreen USB-C 140W Nexode Charger is a must for owners of the top-end MacBook. With three ports, it is much more capable than the Apple 140W charger that ships with the MacBook, and is available for a bargain $67.99 (40% off on Amazon).
The above USB-C chargers are wall chargers that plug straight into a power socket. Desktop chargers connect to the power socket via their own power cable and commonly offer a far-higher number of ports.
The Anker Prime 240W GaN Desktop Charger has three USB-C ports and one USB-A port. It can lay flat or sit upright in its stand. One of its ports is PD 3.1 meaning that it can fast-charge a 16-inch MacBook Pros nd with a total 240W output there’s plenty of power remaining to charge a bunch of other devices. At $109.99 you’ll save an incredible $90 on the standard price this Black Fridayand Cyber Monday.
Similar to a desktop charger but actually a power extender strip, Ugreen’s 65W Charging Station has four USB ports plus three spare AC power sockets. Amazon has shaved nearly half its normal cost, offering it as a mere $39.08, down from $69.99.
USB-C charger buying tips
When are Black Friday and Cyber Monday?
Black Friday 2023 falls on Friday, November 24. Keep your eyes tuned to Macworld for the best deal alerts. We’ll be covering discounts throughout November, and on to Cyber Monday on November 27.
What should I look for in a USB-C charger?
Chargers deliver power to your devices and that brings in a level of over-heating risk, so it’s best to stick to recognizable brands like Anker, Ugreen, Belkin and the like. All the USB-C charger deals listed here are from brands we trust and often on products that we have tested. That said, there are a few things you should always look for when shopping for a charger.
Laptop chargers should be PD (Power Delivery) certified. PD 3.0 can charge at up to 100W; PD 3.1 up to 240W. But most laptops require only 100W so you may not need anything more powerful—although buying 3.1 now might future-proof your purchase as it will still work with lower-powered devices.
Look for chargers with multiple ports so you can charge more than one device at the same time—maybe your laptop and your phone, or multiple phones and tablets. Remember that the wattage quoted in the charger name refers to the total power output so a 100W charger could charge a laptop at 65W and a phone at 20W and have enough over for some headphones but not another two laptops.
How much wattage should you look for?
If you need a charger just to power up your phone, you shouldn’t need anything higher than 45W (which allows for the fastest Samsung phone charging) but 20W is probably enough for most phones.
Check your laptop’s technical specs to find out how much you need but as a rule of thumb
small laptops may require as little as 30W but you’d be safer with at least 45W. Mid-sized laptops will need 65W and larger laptops either 100W or 140W.
Check out our recommended best laptop charger to see our favorites.