InfinityLab InstantCharger 65W review: A stylish, universal GaN PD wall charger

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With more devices supporting faster charging and many new smartphones coming without a charger, a good wall charger is a must these days. Recently, HARMAN (of Harman/Kardon fame) entered the charging accessory market with a few products. A 65W wall charger was one of them.

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Our InfinityLab InstantCharger review looks at a 65W GaN wall charger with two USB ports, swappable travel plugs, and a stylish finish. Read on for our full review!

Specifications

The InfinityLab InstantCharger 65W we reviewed has the following features and specifications:

  • Fast charge USB-C equipped laptops
  • Charge your device in the blink of an eye
  • Light and compact as a laptop power adapter
  • Charge two devices simultaneously
  • Smart power distribution
  • Swappable travel plugs
  • Eco materials and packaging
  • Advanced safety and reliability
  • Protection Pouch included
  • Output power: 65W Max.
  • Operating temperature: 0~45°C
  • Average active efficiency: Min. 82.18%
  • Efficiency at low load(10%): Min. 75.18%
  • No-load power consumption: Max. 0.160W
  • Input: 100-240V~, 50-60Hz, 1.5A
  • Max. output USB-A: 5.0V/3.0A 15.0W
  • Max output USB-C: 5.0V/3.0A 15.0W, 9.0V/3.0A 27.0W, 12.0V/3.0A 36.0W, 15.0V/3.0A 45.0W, 20.0V/3.25A 65.0W
  • USB-A+USB-C: 65.0W
  • Charger dimensions (plug excluded) (W x H x D): 56 x 56 x 28mm/2.2 x 2.2 x 1.1″
  • Charger weight (plug excluded): 107g/0.24 lbs

What’s in the box

  • InstantCharger 65W 2USB
  • 3x Exchangeable plugs
  • Pouch
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Safety sheet
  • Warranty card
What's included with the InfinityLab InstantCharger-65W GaN wall charger
What’s included with the InfinityLab InstantCharger-65W GaN wall charger.

Design

For the most part, wall chargers are pretty bland and normal-looking. Either black or white, they are usually constructed of a cheaper feeling plastic, I suspect to keep the costs down. The InfinityLab InstantCharger 65W is far from bland-looking. Made from 90% recycled plastics, it has a nice weight. Our review unit came in a light grey colour, and the product sheet also shows a black and blue version — although neither option is available on the website quite yet. Just over an inch wide, the main unit (without plug) is just under 2 1/4″ in height and depth. The sides of this GaN wall charger are nice and soft to the touch and have a lovely swirl motif in the plastic. The number 65 is stamped into the surface on one side; on the other are three icons: a circle made from three arrows to indicate recycled materials, a heart, and a globe.

The outer edges of the InstantCharger 65W are a slightly darker solid gray. There is a bright yellow-green strip on the top edge with the InfinityLab logo stamped into it. The outward-facing edge has a small LED on the top rounded corner, a USB Type-C port, and a USB-A port. The bottom contains regulatory information, while the plug-facing edge has a receptacle with two pins contained within it. This receptacle allows you to use one of the included US, UK, or EU plugs, depending on where you reside or are currently travelling. Each plug has a slightly rounded top, which aligns with the round edge design of the charger. When inserted, the plug portion does have a base that sticks out slightly to allow for easier removal. Once in place, the plugs slide in easily, sit firmly in place, and require a bit of force to push out.

The InfinityLab InstantCharger-65W GaN wall charger features swappable travel plugs
The InfinityLab InstantCharger 65W GaN wall charger features swappable travel plugs.

This wall charger also comes with a grey fabric carrying pouch. It is 4″ wide and 7 1/4″ long, with easily enough room to house the charger and the swappable travel plugs.

As far as looks and build quality are concerned, this is one of the better-built and better-looking wall chargers I’ve seen recently.

Ease of Use

The InfinityLab InstantCharger 65W wall charger is as easy to use as any wall charger out there. Plug the charger into a wall outlet, then plug a (not-included) USB Type-C or USB-A cable into the appropriate port and plug the other end into your smartphone, laptop, tablet, or other compatible devices.

Performance

With two USB ports, the InfinityLab InstantCharger 65W offers up to 65W of charging, depending on the port you use and what you have plugged into it. While the USB Type-C port will output up to 65W, the USB-A port maxes out at 15W. If you are using both ports simultaneously, you will be limited to 65W of output total.

I connected a USB-C voltmeter to test the output with several devices during testing. In all cases, from smartphones to laptops that require 65W or less of power, the meter reported that I was getting the draw that I should. While I didn’t have a USB-A meter to test the other port, devices I plugged into the USB-A port charged in the expected amount of time, based on previous charging times with other adapters.

The USB ports on the InfinityLab InstantCharger-65W GaN wall charger
The USB ports on the InfinityLab InstantCharger-65W GaN wall charger.

Price/Value

At US$49.99, the InfinityLab InstantCharger 65W is a bit pricier than other options. Most dual or triple-port GaN wall adapters sell for around $15 less. As for added value, the InstantCharger does feel nice and solid, has an excellent build quality, includes swappable travel plugs, performs as expected, and features 90% recycled plastics in its construction.

InfinityLab also has 30W dual-port and 20W single-port InstantChargers (albeit without GaN technology) if you don’t need the total 65W and want to save a few bucks. All three are listed on the company’s website, albeit as “coming soon.” There is also a 100W GaN version with double the ports listed as launching December 15th on their Amazon page, so it’s likely the others will drop then as well.

Wrap-up

While a bit pricier than other options, the InfinityLab InstantCharger 65W has an excellent build quality, performs well, and includes swappable travel plugs — making it perfect for travel.

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Last Updated on November 22, 2021.

InfinityLab InstantCharger 65W

US$49.99

Design

9.5/10

Ease of use

10.0/10

Performance

10.0/10

Price/Value

9.0/10

Nailed it

  • Solid, soft feel build quality
  • Up to 65W PD
  • GaN technology
  • Swappable travel plugs
  • Made from 90% recycled plastics
  • Includes storage/travel pouch

Needs work

  • Three ports would be nice
  • Bit pricier than other options
The InfinityLab InstantCharger-65W GaN wall charger
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