Satechi, which is primarily known for its PC and Mac accessories, was of course also present at CES 2023 in Las Vegas and presented some exciting innovations on site. Among them, a 200-watt GaN charger and a particularly compact Thunderbolt 4 hub.
Satechi 200W 6-Port GaN Charger
For those who want to power their notebook, smartphone and other desktop devices, the Satechi 200W 6-Port GaN Charger will be a powerful all-in-one solution in the future.
The charger has a total of six USB-C ports and thus has a total power of 200 watts. This means you can easily power multiple laptops, smartphones and other devices.
Two of the ports even offer USB-C PowerDelivery 3.1, while the other four offer PowerDelivery 3.0. The 200 watts are achieved in combination – as is almost always the case with GaN chargers.
140 watts is provided by the Satechi 200W 6-Port GaN Charger for a device connected to the PD1 or PD2 ports. If all ports are occupied, the power (from port 1 to port 6) divides to 65W/45W/20W/20W/20W. At the same time, the GaN charger is only 105mm x 105mm x 35mm (length x width x height), so it fits comfortably on a desk, either vertically or horizontally.
- Favorable alternative: Anchor GaNPrime chargers with up to 120 watts presented
Satechi Thunderbolt 4 Slim Hub
The manufacturer has also announced a particularly compact Thunderbolt 4 hub, the Satechi Thunderbolt 4 Slim Hub. How compact the whole thing ultimately turns out is also not clear from the specifications on the official website. But the hub looks pretty compact next to a MacBook Air in the promo picture.
Data rates of up to 40 Gbit/s are possible via Thunderbolt 4 on a total of three ports, while the host device can be supplied with up to 60 watts of power. Also supported are up to two 4K displays up to 60 Hz or an 8K display with a maximum of 30 Hertz refresh rate, as well as an M1 Mac with 6K resolution.
In addition, there is a USB-A with a maximum of 10 Gbit/s at the front, which is located next to the upstream port. The whole thing is – typical for the manufacturer – in a slim, silver box, which is supposed to reflect the “simplicity and minimalism of the Apple ecosystem”.
Satechi USB4 NVMe SSD Pro Enclosure
Also new is the external SSD enclosure called Satechi USB4 NVMe SSD Pro Enclosure, which also comes in a silver design. It allows an M.2 NVMe SSD inserted inside it to also connect to a PC or notebook at up to 40 Gbps via Thunderbolt 4, but is also backwards compatible with Thunderbolt 3 and USB 3.2 Gen 1 and Gen 2.
Thereby, the external SSD enclosure holds M.2.NVMe SSDs of the 2280, 2260 and 2242 formats and that with a maximum capacity of 16 gigabytes. Inserting the SSD should be possible without any accessories thanks to a pin design.
Prices and availabilities
The three CES 2023 novelties from Satechi are already available for order now or soon directly from the manufacturer, at least in the US. Prices and availabilities for the German market are not yet available. As is usually the case with the manufacturer, they will probably be sold via Amazon.
The Satechi 200W 6-Port GaN Charger has a recommended retail price of $149.99, while the Satechi Thunderbolt 4 Slim Hub will cost $199.99, while the Satechi USB4 NVMe SSD Pro Enclosure comes in at $119.99.