Ever since consumer electronics graduated to the USB Type-C standard, things have become a lot easier in terms of usability and making purchase decisions. You can theoretically use the same charger to charge your phone, tablet, laptop, earphones, and even the power bank. You don’t need to carry multiple chargers for different products, and that’s such a relief while traveling. We recently received the Stuffcool Neo 40W Dual Type-C Port charger for review. It has two USB Type-C ports, each with 20W output, and it is priced at ₹1,799.
Stuffcool makes some of the best chargers and accessories. Its products can compete with world-class accessory brands like Anker, Baseus, Belkin, Spigen, and Ugreen. In our Stuffcool Neo 40W charger review, we’ve tested its charging speed, design, and quality.
The Stuffcool Neo 40W is made using plastic, similar to most other chargers. It feels extremely dense and well-made. The build quality is really top-notch. It has a vertical design with rounded edges and corners.
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Thanks to its slim and compact build, using it on a crowded power socket board is easier compared to some other chargers. It fits perfectly in Indian standard two-pin and three-pin sockets. On the rear, it has two USB Type-C ports. I tried it with multiple USB Type-C cables (from Ambrane, Apple, Baseus, ESR, Samsung, and Ugreen), and everything worked perfectly in terms of fit.
This is a pretty simple charger. It tops out at 40W of power output, split between two ports. That’s enough to charge two phones simultaneously at a pretty quick pace. Now, it isn’t as fast as some of the smartphone chargers out there. However, it has an important trick up its sleeve. It supports the PPS (Programmable Power Supply) standard, so it can fast charge most devices that feature USB PD fast charging.
I was able to fast-charge my Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max and the Samsung Galaxy S22+ from 0-100% simultaneously in two hours. That’s fast enough for most people. However, the problem is, the charger can’t go beyond 20W of power output even if you use just one port. For example, the Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max supports up to 27W fast charging, while the Galaxy S22+ supports up to 45W. So, you’re potentially losing out on the fastest possible charging speeds for most modern phones. It would’ve been better if the charger could offer the whole 40W output while using one port.
If you’re among the ones who don’t fuss out much about extremely fast charging, this is still a very good charger. It is also great for the elderly in your home who don’t care much about the fastest possible charging speeds but want a charger to charge multiple devices simultaneously.
If you want a no-nonsense USB Type-C charger with USB PD compatibility for your smartphone and other accessories, the Stuffcool Neo 40W would be a good purchase for a price of ₹1,799. It could’ve been even better if it had support for higher power output through one of its ports when only one device is charging, but for its build, USB PD PPS support, and pricing, it is still among the good chargers I’ve used this year. It is among the rare chargers under ₹2,000 that has two USB C ports and supports the PPS standard.
You can even look at the Stuffcool Flow PPS 25W charger (₹1,399) that has two ports and its USB C port can max out at a higher 25W output in single-port mode. The other good alternative is the Stuffcool Neutron PD33W GaN Charger (₹2,399), which supports up to 33W output through its USB Type-C port. The Stuffcool Neo 45W Dual Type C Port Wall Charger (₹2,499) supports 25W output through one of its ports, while the other offers 20W output. Then there’s the Spigen 70W dual-USB C port charger, but it lacks support for PPS.
Stuffcool Neo 40W USB C Charger
If you want a no-nonsense USB Type-C charger with USB PD compatibility for your smartphone and other accessories, the Stuffcool Neo 40W would be a good purchase. It could’ve been even better if it had support for higher power output through one of its ports when only one device is charging, but considering its good build, USB PD PPS support, and pricing, it is still among the good chargers I’ve used this year.
- Excellent, compact design.
- Supports USB PD PPS charging protocol.
- Has two USB Type-C ports.
- Can't go beyond 20W when one port is used.
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