Sun. Aug 14th, 2022

There are all kinds of stuff for sale when Amazon Prime Day lasts two whole days. Here are some things we love, some of our favorites, and even some total bullshit. But one intriguing piece of tech that’s currently on a Lightning Deal is the 6.6-foot Chipofy USB-C 100W charging cable, complete with a freakin’ built-in display for power measurement. This nifty little tool retails for just $15.32, a saving of $10.67 (41 percent) off the regular asking price of $25.99. It provides enough wattage to power and charge even some full-size laptops, but the best part is knowing exactly how many watts your device is actually reaching. Read our hands-on impressions here

Chipofy USB-C cable with wattage display

This 1.6m USB-C to USB-C cable has a display that shows the wattage delivered to your gadgets. It can charge up to 100W, which is enough for fast charging for many devices.

What else could be better to get us tech geeks excited, like a fast USB-C cable that can help you determine which part in our messy USB-C world is responsible for your slow charging times? Ever wondered why your laptop, Nintendo Switch, or Steam Deck actually drains while plugged in? This cable can tell you how much one of your power adapters with detachable cables delivers and whether a manufacturer is promising you more wattage than it actually delivers to your electronics. (Note: If you want to check the output of those first-party power adapters for the Switch and Steam Deck — the ones with wired cables — there are other power meters available that are also for sale.)

Personally, I just bought a nice long 100W USB-C cable and I think I’m tempted to add this Chipofy to my tangled rat’s nest from a drawer of cables. Because now I have to test everything I own.

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