First Look at the AUKEY Omnia 61W and 100W USB-C PD Chargers

AUKEY PA-B2 Omnia 61W and AUKEY PA-B5 Omnia 100W

AUKEY PA-B2 Omnia 61W and AUKEY PA-B5 Omnia 100W

At CES 2020 AUKEY revealed their upcoming line of Omnia USB-C PD wall chargers. Which all features gallium nitride (GaN) technology. Reducing the size and weight of the charger, without compromising on heat. The multi-port AUKEY PA-B3 Omnia Mix 65W Dual-Port PD and AUKEY PA-B4 Omnia Duo 65W Dual-Port PD are already available. Now we can take a first look at the AUKEY Omnia 61W and 100W USB-C PD. Two of the single USB-C port chargers from the series.

This is a product analysis, not a review. I do not have these products in hand (yet) to do a full review. The information presented here is based on specs and details offered by AUKEY.


AUKEY PA-B2 Omnia 61W – Replace your MacBook Pro 13-inch’s power adapter for one half its size and cost

The AUKEY PA-B2 Omnia 61W is aimed at MacBook Pro 13-inch owners. As well as other 13 to 14-inch laptops with 60-65W power adapters. It is 65% smaller than Apple’s included power adapter. AUKEY’s MSRP of $35.99 is half what Apple charges for their 61W USB-C charger ($69.00 MSRP). Neither charger includes a USB-C to USB-C cable.

Tech Specs
AUKEY PA-B2 Omnia 61W dimensions

AUKEY PA-B2 Omnia 61W dimensions

  • Model: PA-B2
  • Ports: USB-C
  • USB-C Output: 61W USB-C PD (5V/3A, 9V/3A, 12V/3A, 15V/3A, 20V/3A, 20.3V/3A)
  • Size: 1.8 x 1.8 x 1.2 inches | 45 x 45 x 30 mm
Features
  • GaN tech for reduced size and weight
  • Available in black or white
Price
  • $35.99 MSRP
  • 20% pre-order discount available
  • No USB-C cable included

What Is It Good For?

Its standard USB-C PD power profiles work with iPhone, Samsung Galaxy, Google Pixel, iPad Pro, and Nintendo Switch. But its main use is for 12 to 14-inch laptops which include a 45-65W USB-C power adapter. The reduced size and cost makes it a great second charger option. Leave your laptop’s larger, included charger at home or work. Use AUKEY’s for a second charge location. Or as a dedicated travel charger for all your small to mid sized USB-C devices.

How It Compares To Other Solutions

ChargerAUKEY PA-B2 Omnia 61WAnker PowerPort Atom III 60WApple 61W USB-C Power AdapterAUKEY PA-D4 Focus 60W PD

Review
Output61W USB-C PD60W USB-C PD61W USB-C PD60W USB-C PD
FeaturesGaN techGaN techGaN tech
CableNo cableNo cableNo cableNo cable
Dimensions1.8 x 1.8 x 1.2 in2.4 × 2.3 × 1.1 in
4.6 oz
2.9 x 2.9 x 1.1 in
6.8 oz
2.5 x 2.4 x 1.1 in
4.3 oz
Price$34.99$41.99$50.99$25.99
AUKEY PA-B2 Omnia 61W compared to Apple 61W power adapter

AUKEY PA-B2 Omnia 61W compared to Apple 61W power adapter

Availability

The AUKEY PA-B2 Omnia 61W is currently available for pre-order. Only the white model is available, and you need to pre-order from AUKEY directly. Expected release date is April 30, 2020. A representative from AUKEY told me as of April 2 they are still expecting to make that release date, despite COVID-19 slow downs. They are hoping these new chargers prove useful to those working from home and wanting to power their laptop in different rooms.

Through April 30 enter promo code AUKEYB2 during checkout and get 20% off your pre-order. Bringing the price to $28.80.


AUKEY PA-B5 Omnia 100W – Replace your MacBook Pro 15 or 16-inch’s power adapter for less cost and space

Update: Check out my full review of the AUKEY PA-B5 Omnia 100W.

The AUKEY PA-B5 Omnia 100W is aimed at larger MacBook Pros. As well as other 15-inch or larger laptops with 87-100W power adapters. It is half the size of Apple’s 96W USB-C power adapter (which has replaced the 15-inch’s 87W power adapter). AUKEY’s MSRP of $54.99 is 30% less than Apple’s $79 price. And you get a few extra watts, too. Neither charger includes a USB-C to USB-C cable.

Tech Specs
AUKEY PA-B5 Omnia 100W dimensions

AUKEY PA-B5 Omnia 100W dimensions

  • Model: PA-B5
  • Ports: USB-C
  • USB-C Output: 100W USB-C PD (5V/3A, 9V/3A, 12V/3A, 15V/3A, 20V/5A)
  • Size: 2.2 x 2.2 x 1.3 inches | 57 x 57 x 27 mm
Features
  • GaN tech for reduced size and weight
  • Available in black or white
Price
  • $54.99 MSRP
  • 20% pre-order discount available
  • No USB-C cable included

What Is It Good For?

Its standard USB-C PD power profiles work with iPhone, Samsung Galaxy, Google Pixel, iPad Pro, and Nintendo Switch. But its main use is for 15-inch or larger laptops which include a 87-100W USB-C power adapter. The reduced size and cost makes it a great second charger option. Leave your laptop’s larger, included charger at home or work. Use AUKEY’s for a second charge location. Or as a dedicated travel charger for all your small to mid sized USB-C devices.

How It Compares To Other Solutions

ChargerAUKEY PA-B5 Omnia 100W


Apple 96W USB-C Power AdapterNekteck 90W USB-C PD
Output100W USB-C PD

Quick Charge 3.0
96W USB-C PD90W USB-C PD
FeaturesGaN techUSB-IF Certified
CableNo cable includedNo cable includedUSB-C cable (built-in)
Dimensions2 x 2 x 1.8 in
5.3 oz
4.9 x 4.9 x 1.2 in
8 oz
3.4 x 3.4 x 1.2 in
14.9 oz
Price$39.99$79.00$29.99
AUKEY PA-B5 Omnia 100W compared to Apple 96W power adapter

AUKEY PA-B5 Omnia 100W compared to Apple 96W power adapter

Availability

The AUKEY PA-B5 Omnia 100W is currently available for pre-order. Only the white model is available, and you need to pre-order from AUKEY directly. Expected release date is between April 20-30, 2020. A representative from AUKEY told me as of April 2 they are still expecting to make the end of April release date, despite COVID-19 slow downs. They are hoping these new chargers prove useful to those working from home and wanting to power their laptop in different rooms.

Through April 30 enter promo code AUKEYB5 during checkout and get 20% off your pre-order. Bringing the price to $44.


AUKEY Omnia USB-C PD Chargers Compared

 AUKEY PA-B2 Omnia 61W

 
AUKEY PA-B3 Omnia Mix 65W Dual-Port PD

Review
AUKEY PA-B4 Omnia Duo 65W Dual-Port PD

Review
AUKEY PA-B5 Omnia 100W

Review
PortsUSB-CUSB-C, USB-AUSB-C x2USB-C
Output61W USB-C PD65W USB-C PD

12W USB-A

57W max total output
65W USB-C PD

18W USB-C PD

45W + 18W dual port output
100W USB-C PD
FeaturesGaN techGaN techGaN techGaN tech
CableNo cableNo cableNo cableNo cable
Dimensions1.8 x 1.8 x 1.2 in2 x 2 x 1.2 in
3.6 oz
2 x 2 x 1.2 in
3.9 oz
2.2 x 2.2 x 1.3 in
Price$34.99$25.48$45.99$39.99