Gadget lovers with the penchant for the finer things in life will surely dig the newly announced Satechi USB-C Power Meter Tester. What this nifty accessory does is measuring the voltage, ampere, and mAh output from the accessories, such as a portable charger, to ensure they are safe and effective with their new Type-C-equipped devices (you know, stuff like laptops, tablets and smartphones). So, why would you want those parameters? Simple. To ensure the product, such as in the case of a MacBook Pro or a portable charger, produces the output as advertised. But why does it matter? Well, because, if the mAh isn’t as advertised, then you are being shortchanged.
On the other hand, if the volts and/or amps are overpowered, then it may run the risk of damaging your beloved, spanking new devices like the MacBook Pro and surely, you don’t want that to happen, do you? This sleek device can measure both output and input, displaying the largely ignored crucial data on an easy-to-read display so you will be in the know at a glance, while pass-through charging capability lets you charge compatible Type-C device as it is being monitored.
With so many counterfeit accessories hitting the market, this little guy could give you a heads up rather than being slapped with nasty (and costly) surprises. The best part is, keeping your beloved pricey gadgets safe cost only $29.99. Check out the product video after the break.
Images courtesy of Satechi.