I rarely look at my plugs and think, “Maybe this could be cuter,” but since I bought the Nexode RG 65 GaN charger from Ugreen, the rest of my outlets don’t look or feel fun enough anymore. A distinctive look and efficient charging could have been just a gimmick to an effective and special piece of charging technology.
Ugreen Nexode RG 65W charger: price and availability
The 65W Ugreen Nexode RG charger is available for $49.99, while its 30W counterpart costs $25.99. Both are only available in the USA due to their US plug design. We’d say that’s a reasonable price for the small charger – while similar wattage chargers are available for less money, these justify their slightly higher price with some additional features.
They can currently be purchased on Amazon and the Ugreen website, but other Ugreen accessories can also be purchased at Walmart, so we may see them hit physical retail shelves in the future. They can be a little difficult to get as they often sell out on the site, but you shouldn’t have a problem on Amazon, where stock is pretty consistent.
Ugreen Nexode RG 65W charger: specifications and features
Both versions of the Nexode feature GaN charging, which goes beyond a traditional charger. GaN technology makes them smaller and more efficient than most other chargers. The two chargers are compact (enter dimensions here), so that ticks one box, and they were able to charge both my MacBook Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max up to 50% in just half an hour – the other box is ticked.
Not only does the little, robot-shaped charger look pretty cute, as we’ll discuss later, but it also features a small built-in smart screen with a handful of faces that show how charged your device is. The watch faces are great for checking charging at a glance, so you don’t have to constantly pick up your phone to check the battery’s charging progress.
It’s also a very safe plug with some thermal protection features that prevent overcharging – something that calms my overanxious brain when I leave something charged while I go shopping.
Ugreen Nexode RG 65W charger: structure and appearance
For a compact device, the Nexode is surprisingly heavy and well built. Smaller third-party plugs often seem a bit cheap. This is not the case with the Nexode RG. Despite this weight, it is very portable. You can plug it into a plug and not have to worry about it withstanding an accidental kick or bump.
Of course, we love the way the little, characterful charger looks. The animated faces on the screen give it a cheeky personality and the rounded shape makes it eye-catching in a “Oh, what’s that?” kind of way. This is more than just a charger, it’s also a desk decoration – you certainly won’t want to hide it under your table.
Ugreen Nexode RG 65W charger: competition
There are tons of standard plugs on Amazon, but the most reliable 65W GaN charger I’ve found is the Anker 735. It’s slightly more expensive than the little Nexode and has the same number of ports. However, what it lacks in ports, it makes up for in sheer fun – and if you’re looking at this with serious purchase intent, the Anker’s extra ports probably won’t convince you.
Ugreen Nexode RG 65W Charger: Should You Buy It?
You should buy this if…
- You want a cute new connector for your devices
- You are looking for a safer and more compact plug
- You need to charge your phone quickly
You should not buy this if…
- The loading speed doesn’t worry you too much
- You want a more subtle plug
The Ugreen Nexode RG 65W charger looks, feels and performs fantastic. Unique and efficient, it can quickly charge all your devices and looks adorable while doing it. If you don’t care too much about loading speed, this is probably overkill, but this added efficiency will save you a lot of waiting time in the long run. It’s helpful that you can put it in your bag and go without worrying about it breaking.
And it’s cute as a button. If nothing else, that should make the difference. Look at it. Look at it.
Ugreen Nexode RG 65W charger
Cute, compact load
Ugreen’s 65W charger is a neat little charging plug with some fantastic features like fast charging, temperature sensors and a cute screen. All of this at a very affordable price, making it a fantastic deal.