UGREEN Nexode Pro Charger Series Review: The Ultimate Multi-Device Charging Solution

UGREEN Nexode Pro Charger series - HighTechDad review
Review of the UGREEN Nexode Pro GaN charger series - 65W, 100W, and 160W versions of this versatile, compact, and powerful charger line.

I encounter this issue almost every day. From a request like “Dad, I need a charger” to me heading off to the office and having to get all of my tech into my backpack. I hated having to hunt around for a wall charger for my devices that could handle “everything.” But I now have an easy solution: just grab or give out one of the new UGREEN Nexode Pro chargers. Whether it’s to charge a smartphone, tablet, or even a laptop, one of these Nexode Pro chargers will be up for the job! (*Disclosure below.)

We often find ourselves grappling with an ever-growing collection of devices—laptops, tablets, smartphones, smartwatches, and more. Each device demands its own charger, cable, and power adapter, resulting in a tangled mess of wires and a constant struggle to keep everything powered up, especially when traveling or on the go. I know this a bit too well. There are plenty of solutions out there, but which one do you choose? For many years, I have been relying on and reviewing those from UGREEN. 

3 GaN chargers - UGREEN Nexode Pro Charger series - HighTechDad review

With their multi-port designs and advanced GaN (Gallium Nitride) technology, these chargers offer a versatile and future-proof way to charge multiple devices simultaneously and safely, eliminating the need for separate chargers and cables.

A detailed video walkthrough and review

Before I go into the details in this written review, I do, as usual, have a popcorn-worthy video that shows the unboxing, talks about the primary features and differences between these various Nexode Pro chargers and offers up my personal favorite.

You can click through to the video here – be sure to leave a comment and let me know which charger version you would want to have. And while you’re at it, give it a like and subscribe to my channel.

Real-World Charging Scenarios

Whether you’re a busy professional, a student juggling classes and extracurriculars, or a tech-savvy traveler, the Nexode Pro Charger Series has a charger specific to your needs. In this review, I’m looking at three Nexode Pro chargers: the 65W, 100W, and 160W. Each one is slightly nuanced in the use cases, but they all pretty much accomplish the same goal—providing multi-port charging capabilities in a small form factor.

Chargers in the box - UGREEN Nexode Pro Charger series - HighTechDad review

The UGREEN Nexode Pro 65W Model: Perfect for Everyday Multitasking

Imagine you’re a college student attending classes, studying in the library, and collaborating on group projects. With the 65W Nexode Pro Charger, you can effortlessly charge your laptop (like a MacBook Air), tablet, and smartphone simultaneously, ensuring you never run out of battery during those long study sessions.

The 65W version - UGREEN Nexode Pro Charger series - HighTechDad review

Pros:

  • Compact size and lightweight design for easy portability
  • Affordable price point
  • Sufficient power for charging most laptops, tablets, and smartphones simultaneously 

Cons:

  • Limited wattage output may not be enough for power-hungry laptops or multiple high-demand devices concurrently

The UGREEN Nexode Pro 100W Model: Versatility for Power Users

As a busy freelancer or remote worker, you rely heavily on your laptop (perhaps a MacBook Pro) and other devices to stay productive. The 100W Nexode Pro Charger allows you to rapidly charge your laptop while also keeping your smartphone and tablet powered up, enabling you to seamlessly transition between work, entertainment, and communication without battery anxiety.

The 100W version - UGREEN Nexode Pro Charger series - HighTechDad review

Pros:

  • Versatile for charging a wide range of devices, including larger laptops
  • Good balance of power and portability
  • Faster charging capabilities compared to the 65W model 

Cons:

  • More expensive than the 65W model
  • May not provide enough wattage for the latest high-end laptops or demanding multi-device setups

The UGREEN Nexode Pro 160W Model: Ultimate Power for High-Demand Setups

Imagine you’re a creative professional with a high-end laptop (like a 16-inch MacBook Pro), an iPad for sketching or note-taking, a smartphone for staying connected, and a smartwatch or wireless headphones. The 160W Nexode Pro Charger can handle all these devices simultaneously, delivering the power needed to keep your entire tech ecosystem running smoothly.

The 160W version - UGREEN Nexode Pro Charger series - HighTechDad review

Pros:

  • Impressive 140W output for rapidly charging high-performance laptops
  • Ability to charge multiple devices concurrently with intelligent power distribution
  • Future-proof and capable of handling even the most demanding charging scenarios 

Cons:

  • Larger size and higher price point
  • Overkill for users with modest charging needs or fewer devices

Advanced GaNInfinity Chip Technology

I always love it when companies come up with their own trademarked terms to describe a feature. In the case of these charges, that word is “GaNInfinity.” This chip technology leverages the benefits of Gallium Nitride (GaN) semiconductors and offers several advantages over traditional silicon-based chargers:

  1. Faster and More Efficient Charging – The GaNInfinity chip enables faster charging speeds and higher energy efficiency, translating to quicker charge times for your devices without wasting power.
  2. Improved Thermal Management – GaN semiconductors generate less heat, allowing for better thermal management and heat dissipation. This not only enhances the chargers’ safety but also enables a more compact and lightweight design.
  3. Increased Power Density – The high power density of GaN chips means the Nexode Pro Chargers can pack more power into a smaller footprint, making them incredibly portable and travel-friendly.

Sleek, Portable, and User-Friendly Design

While the Nexode Pro Charger Series excels in performance and functionality, it keeps aesthetics and usability intact. These chargers boast a sleek, minimalist design that not only looks great but also prioritizes convenience and portability.

To be honest, these chargers feel dense, like the circuitry has been compressed and packed into the small form factor. They actually feel a bit heavier than some traditional wall chargers. But when comparing weights, you need to look at a few factors—power output, the number of ports, and the dimensions.

Foldable plug open - UGREEN Nexode Pro Charger series - HighTechDad review

One feature that I love is a “small one.” It is that of the foldable plug design, which allows the chargers to be easily stowed away in bags or pockets when not in use. No more bulky, protruding plugs taking up precious space or risking damage during transit.

Comprehensive Protection and Safety Features

Safety is paramount when it comes to charging valuable devices, and UGREEN has taken measures to ensure the Nexode Pro Charger Series provides a secure and reliable charging experience. These chargers are equipped with intelligent chips that safeguard against potential risks, including:

  • Short Circuit Protection
  • Overvoltage Protection
  • Overtemperature Protection
  • Overcurrent Protection

Lots of buzzwords here. So what does that mean? Essentially, there are multiple temperature, voltage, and electrical protection layers. That means that even during extended charging sessions or when using the chargers’ high-wattage output capabilities, your chargers will remain reliable and operational, and they will cut off if an issue is encountered, thus protecting your devices. 

Multiple USB Ports means Intelligent Power Distribution and Versatility

Another important feature of the Nexode Pro Charger Series is its intelligent power distribution system. Translated into layperson’s terms, each charger is designed with multiple USB-C and USB-A ports, allowing you to charge various devices simultaneously.

All three charges with ports - UGREEN Nexode Pro Charger series - HighTechDad review

The 65W model, for instance, offers two USB-C ports and one USB-A port, enabling you to charge a laptop, tablet, and smartphone concurrently. The 100W model follows a similar configuration but with increased wattage output, making it suitable for charging larger laptops alongside other devices.

My favorite is the 160W model, which takes versatility to the next level with three USB-C ports and one USB-A port. Its impressive 140W output on the primary USB-C port means you can rapidly charge even the most power-hungry laptops while the remaining ports handle your other devices, ensuring everything stays juiced up.

Intelligent power distribution algorithms ensure that the available wattage is optimally allocated based on the connected devices’ charging requirements, maximizing efficiency and minimizing wasted energy.

Remember to read either the manual or look at the product websites (65W100W, and 160W) for each charger to understand the power distribution by port based on the number of devices simultaneously plugged in.

Choosing the Right Nexode Pro Charger

So which one is right for you? My short answer is, if you can afford it, go with the 160W version. While it is obviously the most expensive, has a larger size, and weighs more, it also offers the highest wattage output, especially when only using a single USB-C port. But it is also versatile enough to power and charge multiple power-hungry devices simultaneously.

Top of all three chargers - UGREEN Nexode Pro Charger series - HighTechDad review

But if you are still on the fence, here are a few things to consider:

  1. Device Power Requirements – Evaluate the power demands of the devices you typically need to charge, such as laptops, tablets, smartphones, and accessories. Higher-wattage models like the 160W are better suited for power-hungry laptops and multi-device setups, while the 65W or 100W options may suffice for more modest needs and smaller devices.
  2. Number of Devices – Consider how many devices you regularly need to charge simultaneously. The 160W model, with its four ports, is ideal for power users juggling multiple gadgets, while the three-port 65W or 100W chargers may be more suitable for those with fewer devices.
  3. Portability Needs – If you frequently travel or are constantly on the go, prioritize portability and opt for the more compact 65W or 100W models. However, if size and weight are less of a concern, the 160W charger’s additional power and versatility may be worth the trade-off.
  4. Budget Considerations – While the Nexode Pro Charger Series offers excellent value for its capabilities, the higher-wattage models come with a higher price tag. Determine your budget and strike a balance between power, versatility, and cost.

While this series is relatively new, some discounts are already being seen. The 65W version normally retails for $55.99 on the UGREEN site but is currently $47.59 (which is the same price as on Amazon). The 100W is usually $74.99 on UGREEN and is on sale currently for $63.74. It is also $63.74 on Amazon right now. And the 160W charger usually is $119.99 on UGREEN but is too on sale for $101.99. It is also retailing for $101.99 on Amazon.

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So there you have it! A portable charging solution that truly brings the power in a compact design. As I said, I have always liked UGREEN products, and this UGREEN Nexode Pro Charger Series represents a compelling solution for anyone seeking a streamlined, efficient, and future-proof way to charge their tech. This lineup offers a versatile and powerful charging experience tailored to a wide range of needs and use cases.

Whether you’re a busy professional, a student constantly on the go, or a tech-savvy enthusiast with a collection of devices, the UGREEN Nexode Pro Charger Series has a charging option that can simplify your charging needs, eliminate cable clutter, and ensure your devices are always powered up and ready to go.

Disclosure: I have a material connection because I received a sample of a product for consideration in preparing to review the product and write this content. I was/am not expected to return this item after my review period. All opinions within this article are my own and are typically not subject to editorial review from any 3rd party. Also, some of the links in the post above may be “affiliate” or “advertising” links. These may be automatically created or placed by me manually. This means if you click on the link and purchase the item (sometimes but not necessarily the product or service being reviewed), I will receive a small affiliate or advertising commission. More information can be found on my About page.

HTD says: Say goodbye to the chaos of having to lug around multiple chargers and embrace the convenience and efficiency of UGREEN’s innovative charging solutions in the Nexode Pro Charger series lineup.

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Summary

Say goodbye to the chaos of having to lug around multiple chargers and embrace the convenience and efficiency of UGREEN’s innovative charging solutions in the Nexode Pro Charger series lineup. The UGREEN Nexode Pro charger series is that next-generation charger. Leveraging GaN technology to reduce the size, increase the power, and maintain a cooler temperature, these GaN chargers deliver a lot of wattage for their comparable sizes. Each model has a folding plug, making them compact. Their dimensions are often smaller than stock chargers as well. While the price point may be a bit higher (look for sales!), the fact that one UGREEN Nexode Pro charger can eliminate 3-4 other chargers is great. And high-output, simultaneous charging is key!

Pros

  • Compact design
  • Foldable plug
  • High-wattage output for simultaneous charging
  • Many safety features

Cons

  • Might be a bit pricier than others (but not much)
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