UGREEN Nexode RG review: The cutest charger, ever! [video]

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Tech accessories are usually borig. There are times when some manufacturer figures out a way to make these products cute, but things like USB chargers? That has never happened – until now. UGREEN, a Chinese company making waves in the Philippines’ e-commerce space, has achieved just that with their latest creation – the Nexode RG GaN fast chargers.

Let’s look at why these adorable robot-shaped chargers are more than just a pretty face.

Front – UGREEN Nexode RG 30W

Aesthetics and design

The UGREEN Nexode RG comes in two variants: a 65W model and a 30W version. Right out of the box, the chargers’ unique robot designs are sure to grab your attention.

The 65W variant, available in a sleek space gray color with a matte finish, features removable “shoes” at the bottom, giving it a slightly heftier weight. Made to cover the prongs, the shoes are magnetized for easier storage. The magnets are not strong enough to hold the charger’s weight which can get a bit hefty – the 30W variant weighs a total of 60.3 grams (53.9 grams uncapped), while the 65W variant weighs 147.6 grams (139.3 grams uncapped).

In addition to this, the 30W model sports a fixed “bow” at the back which adds to its aesthetic appeal, but serves no other practical purpose.

Back – UGREEN Nexode RG 30W

Performance and compatibility

These chargers aren’t just about their kawaii aesthetics, though: The 65W model boasts two USB-C ports and one USB-A port, delivering up to 65W of total output with intelligent load balancing across the connected devices..

Both variants support the same set of fast charging protocols, including PD 3.0, QC 4.0+, AFC, SCP, and PPS, ensuring compatibility with a vast array of devices. Additionally, the GaN (Gallium Nitride) technology employed in these chargers allows for efficient heat dissipation, enabling a smaller and more compact form factor without sacrificing performance.

Robot “face” LCD display

One standout feature that – and the one that gives it the ‘robot’ aesthetic – is the LCD display. This nifty addition displays the charging status, letting you know if your device is recharging, fully charged, or in standby mode. While this feature is undoubtedly handy, it is not the first of its kind, and there are chargers out there with embedded displays.

Top – UGREEN Nexode RG 30W

We could not help but envision the potential for UGREEN to take it a step further – perhaps by displaying the current charging power or even incorporating fun animations to further enhance the user experience.


Portability is a crucial factor when it comes to chargers. The 65W model, despite its slightly bulkier design due to the removable “shoes,” still manages to be one of the lightest chargers in its class, weighing in at 139.3 grams sans shoes. The 30W variant, on the other hand, is an absolute featherweight at just 53.9 grams, making it an ideal travel companion.

Travel chargers typically have foldable prongs, but those things are prone to mechanical failure. We certainly prefer foldable types, but we appreciate the durability of having fixed prongs. The inclusion of covers in the form of robot shoes sure is a clever way to hide them, so we have to give props to UGREEN for this unique design.

Plug – UGREEN Nexode RG 30W

Price and value for money

In the Philippines, the 30W UGREEN Nexode RG retails for ₱999, while the 65W variant commands a higher price tag of ₱1,799. While these prices may seem steep at first glance, it’s important to consider the unique design, impressive charging capabilities, and the sheer cuteness factor these chargers bring to the table.

In a sea of generic, uninspiring tech accessories, the UGREEN Nexode RG chargers stand out as a breath of fresh air. Not only do they deliver top-notch performance, but they also inject a much-needed dose of personality and fun into the realm of charging devices.

Whether you’re looking for a practical yet adorable gift for a loved one or simply want a portable and dependable charger, these charming robot companions will not disappoint. If anything, it will surely add a fun vibe and serve as a conversation starter on your next travel.

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