The Best Portable Chargers and Power Banks that suite your needs
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Watching your phone or tablet steadily run out of juice when you’re nowhere near a power outlet is stressful. Fortunately, there’s no shortage of third-party backup batteries, and they come in every size, capacity, and price range to keep your device going when your battery icon starts to dip in the red. And it doesn’t end there. With so many options to choose from, how do you know which power bank is right for you? Read on for the most important points to consider.
- Size and Capacity
- Fast Charging
- Input and Output ports
- Pass through and Wireless Charging
The Anker PowerCore 10000 ($35.99) is an affordable, compact backup battery that supports Qualcomm's Quick Charge 3.0 standard and can keep your phone running for an entire day of nonstop use thanks to a 10,000mAh battery. It isn't fancy, but it's powerful and economical, if you don't mind a lack of pass-through charging.
The RAVPower 20,000mAh doesn't look much different to a lot of the options above and below, but it offers a lot of capacity and can be cheaper than the other devices surrounding it.You have two ports here so you can charge two gadgets at the same time and it'll have enough capacity to be able to charge both a mobile and an iPad or tablet from 0% too
You've likely heard of Anker, and this is one of the company's best portable chargers. It comes with a huge 20,000mAh battery inside, meaning this will be able to charge up your phone or tablet multiple times before it needs a recharge. We found it pretty snappy to use, in that it charges up quickly, and can also power up your devices speedily. Sure, it did heat up a bit when we were charging it, more so than other devices, but not to worrying degrees
The Aukey 8000mAh Sprint Wireless Charging Bank ($29.99) is an inexpensive way to quickly charge your phone and tablet. This svelte power bank supports wireless charging via the Qi standard and has a USB-C port with Power Delivery (PD) 2.0, along with a USB-A port with PD 3.0. There's even a 5W USB-A port with adaptive charging for low-energy devices like Bluetooth headphones and wearables.
RAVPower's portable charger is a great choice if you need a device that can charge both your laptop and your phone. It features USB-C and normal USB outputs as well as an AC output, so you can plug your laptop charger directly in.
The Mophie Powerstation Plus XL is one of the best power banks designed for the iPhone and iPad (aside from the new iPad Pro 2018 range with its USB-C port), and we say that for several reasons.
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