The Nexode 200W is best for stationary desk use, but I did set up this power station in my hotel room on a trip.Good Stuff Impressive six-port charging with average of 30W per device, up to 195WBrick and included cables feel durableDoesn’t get too hotBad
The Nexode 200W is best for stationary desk use, but I did set up this power station in my hotel room on a trip.
Good Stuff Impressive six-port charging with average of 30W per device, up to 195WBrick and included cables feel durableDoesn’t get too hot Bad Stuff One 100W device reduces the versatility of the chargerNo power rating labels by the ports keep you guessingNo Nintendo Switch TV mode with official dock Buy for $179.99 from Amazon
The power distribution for the Ugreen Nexode 200W is very complex, so you might want to keep this cheat sheet on hand. Image: Ugreen
The charger can handle 100W for a laptop and can maintain it with one additional mobile device.
Adding any third device to any port dropped the laptop from 100W to 65W.
Nintendo Switch TV mode can be accomplished — but not easily.
The Nexode is about a half-pound heavier than an official Apple 96W USB-C power brick.
Despite the multitude of ports on the Nexode, it doesn’t get nearly as warm as the Apple 96W adapter.
The Ugreen Nexode 200W charger appeal isn’t for replacing your high-end laptop’s power supply; it’s to share lots of power to more devices at the same time without additional bricks. It works best as a central desktop charger (as advertised). It could also be good for a small business that uses floater iPads or other mobile devices and could use a charging station.
The size and heft make it less than ideal for traveling, and its confusing power output chart isn’t very fun to troubleshoot when you are on the road. Perhaps Ugreen could add labels to the ports to help simplify this in the next version.
Despite its price and size, the Ugreen Nexode is one of the first USB-C chargers to hit the 200W mark, and hopefully we’ll see more on the market in the near future.
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