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The best portable chargers for quickly juicing your devices

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We’ve all suffered the sudden, all-encompassing horrorof a dead phone. The accusing looks and hushed criticism of family and friends. That blank screen on the commute home that leaves you at the mercy of your chatty fellow traveler. The sudden loss of Google Maps as you turn into an unfamiliar neighborhood. The sinking feeling as you realize your phone alarm didn’t go off because you forgot to plug your phone in last night. Why, oh, why must our smartphones die?

We feel your pain and that is why we’ve been checking out some of the best portable chargers on the market. Until there is a real breakthrough in battery technology, a portable charger might be the best solution. We have something here for you, whatever your needs may be, from a bucketload of power for a camping trip to a pocket-friendly solution for your daily commute. These are 20 of the best portable chargers that money can buy. And if you’re looking for charging cables, be sure to check out our picks for the best lightning cables and USB Type-C cables.

Omnicharge Omni 20

Omnicharge Omni 20
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  • Capacity: 20,400mAh
  • Outputs: 4 ports (100W, 70W, 3A, QC 3.0)
  • Weight: 630g (1.4lb)
  • Price: $250
  • Time to fully charge: Around 3 hours

If you’re craving the versatility to charge any device in the room, but you still want something reasonably portable, then the Omni 20 is set to become the new object of your desire. This unassuming square with sloping corners packs a multitude of speedy charging options. While Omnicharge may have literally cut corners on the exterior, you’ll find everything you could need inside.

There’s a proper AC outlet, just like a wall outlet, capable of putting out 100W to power a laptop or other large devices — you could even plug a TV into it. There’s also a DC outlet that can put out 70W and two USB ports — the first is rated at 5V/3A and the second supports the Quick Charge 3.0 standard, so whatever smartphone you own it should be able to charge at top speed from this power bank.

Next to the power button you’ll find a wee OLED screen that shows the remaining power as an amount and as a percentage. It also displays how much power is currently coming in, how much power is going out, how much time before it runs out of juice, and the temperature. On the other side of the screen there’s a rocker to turn on the USB ports and the AC outlet. The DC port can act as an output, but it’s also the best way to charge the Omni 20 and if you use the adapter and cable provided it can charge up fully in just 3 hours — not bad for a 20,400mAh capacity device. You can also use a laptop adapter to charge it, which is handy for travelers who don’t want to pack any superfluous extras. Incidentally, the Omni 20 is FAA approved for air travel.

This is a seriously versatile device that will charge up just about anything. You can also dig into the settings using the OLED and fine tune your charging preferences, turn the fan off, turn the screen off, and tweak various other bits and pieces. It does also support pass-through charging, so you can recharge it and charge up connected devices at the same time. There are a few different versions of the Omni 20, so make sure you get the right one for you. You can pick the Omni 20 that switches a USB-C for the AC outlet for $200and there’s a Pro version at $300 that includes extra charging cables and tips. Our Omni 20 also had plug attachments for the power adapter enabling us to use it in the U.S., the E.U., and the U.K. According to some descriptions it was going to support Qi wireless charging as well, but this feature was cut.

Originally backed on Indiegogo, it’s not hard to see why people would want a feature-packed portable charger like the Omni 20 in their bag. It’s on the expensive side and quite large for the capacity offered, but as a one-stop charging solution for every device you own it’s hard to match.

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Cygnett ChargeUp Pro

Cygnett ChargeUp Pro
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  • Capacity: 20,000mAh
  • Outputs: 3 ports (18W, 10.5W, 45W)
  • Weight: 450g (15.87oz)
  • Price: $130
  • Time to fully charge: 5 to 6 hours

Cygnett has revamped its power bank range and this understated offering packs plenty of power. It also boasts a USB-C port with Power Delivery support, which means it can output up to 45W — enough to charge a laptop. You’ll also find two USB-A ports — one only goes up to 10.5W, but the other supports Quick Charge 3.0 for up to 18W. You can charge up multiple devices at once, and the Cygnett ChargeUp Pro offers a maximum total output of 63W. However, there’s no support for pass-through charging, so you can’t connect other devices when you’re using the USB-C port to charge the bank itself up.

It has a soft-touch finish in teal or black with rounded corners and glossy black plastic at the business end where the power button and ports are. When you turn it on, four blue LEDson the top give you an idea of theremaining power. There’s a very short USB-C-to-USB-A cable included in the box, but that’s all you get with it. We’re a bit disappointed with the charging speeds of this unit. The maximum input via the USB-C port is 30W and you’ll need a decent fast charger to get top speeds, but even then it’s going to take the best part of six hours to charge fully. On the other hand, the generous 20,000mAh capacity will fully recharge a USB-C laptop at least once, a tablet a couple of times, and a phone several times.

It is on the expensive side for the capacity offered, but it seems to work well. It’s a solid option if you want something to sling in your backpack that will keep your laptop and phone charged up throughout the day, as long as you don’t mind charging it overnight. You can also get this portable charger with a 10,000mAh capacity for $70 or a 6,000mAh capacity for $50.

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AnkerPowerCore II 20,000

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  • Capacity: 20,000mAh
  • Outputs: 2 ports (18W and 12W)
  • Weight: 369g (13oz)
  • Price: $54
  • Time to fully charge: Around 5 hours

We’re big fans of Anker’s understated and practical designs. The PowerCore II packs in a huge 20,000mAh capacity without being ridiculously big, though it is something you’ll want to sling in a bag rather than your pocket. It features two USB outputs. PowerIQ 2.0 can put out up to 18W, which breaks down to 3A at 5V, 2A at 9V, and 1.5A at 12V. PowerIQ 1.0 can put out 12W up to 2.4A at 5V. Regardless of your device, you should be able to get decent charging speeds from this portable battery. The only thing it lacks is a USB-C port.

Compared to previous Anker offerings, there are a couple of new features here. The power button is now round and it houses a ring of white LEDs, which are designedshow you how much power remains. There’s also a textured surface on the outside, so it’s less likely to slip out of your hand or slide away from the back of your phone while you’re charging your device.

This battery’s robust capacity should also provide you with more than enough power to fully charge a Galaxy S9four times, and it will charge an iPhone 8 more than six times. It’s also quick to charge, at just five hours, provided you have a decent wall charger (not included). All in all, this portable battery charger represents great value for the money.

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RAVPower HyperAir Wireless Portable Charger

RAVPower HyperAir Wireless Portable Charger
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  • Capacity: 10,400mAh
  • Outputs: 1 port and Qi wireless charging (2.4A and 10W)
  • Weight: 325g (11.4oz)
  • Price: $66
  • Time to fully charge: Around 5 to 6 hours

This won’t be for everyone, but if you’ve gotten used to your wireless charger at home and you don’t want to plug cables in anymore, then it might be the ideal accessory for you. This portable wireless charger has a capacity of 10,400mAh, which means it can charge up a Galaxy S9 twice or an iPhone 8 four times via the USB port with a cable. However, the top also has a soft touch circle where you can place any Qi-compatible phone for wireless charging. It supports Apple’s fast wireless charging at 7.5W and Samsung’s fast wireless charging at 10W. You won’t get quite as much power out of it with wireless charging, but it’s a lot easier than plugging in and it means you don’t need to carry a cable at all.

We’re not blown away by the design — it resembles a rounded brick with the USB-A, Micro USB for recharging the unit, and power button at one end. There’s the standard four LED display on top with the helipad-style, rubbery, enhanced grip circle in the middle. Land your phone there and it will start charging wirelessly at top speed straight away — we tested it with an iPhone 8 and a Galaxy S7 Edge and fast charging worked for both. There’s also a green LED on the side that comes to life to show you when wireless charging is working (though your phone already does that, so it seems superfluous to us).

If you’re after as much power as you can get in as small a form factor as possible, then this one is not for you. There are other portable chargers that offer more for less — including one from RAVPower further down our list. But if you want to wave goodbye to cables and enjoy that wireless charging convenience wherever you go then this could be the one.

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Saber Romeo Power Bank

Romeo Saber Power Bank
  • Capacity: 24,000mAh
  • Outputs: 4 ports (90W, 60W, 12.5W, and 5W)
  • Weight: 1kg (35.3oz)
  • Price: $300
  • Time to fully charge: Around 2 hours

Want something tough, powerful, and capable of charging all your devices on the go? The Romeo Saber Power Bank is unlike anything we’ve seen before. This squared tube is 10.5 inches long and 2.36 by 2.28 inches across. It comes in black, blue, or eye-catching red and it’s bursting with charging possibilities. Open one end and you will find a universal AC outlet capable of delivering up to 90W for a laptop. Open the other end and you have a USB-C port and two standard USB ports, as well as a round DC port for charging up the Saber itself.

The flaps at either end aren’t just for show; this is dust and water resistant. It’s also shockproof, so you shouldn’t have any issues if it gets tossed around in a bag or dropped. There’s a power button on the side with a standard four-LED display to show off the remaining power, but it also supports Bluetooth so you can see precisely how much juice the Saber has left on your phone. You can even set it to notify you when power is getting low.

Despite the huge capacity, this is still TSA and FAA approved, so you can take it on a flight with you. Perhaps most impressive is the fact that you can charge it up in just two hours, though you’ll need to use the dedicated power supply provided. There is no doubt it’s expensive, but if you’re a frequent flyer or you like to go camping, it seems like a perfect way to ensure your devices never run out of power.

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Flux Portable Charger

Flux Portable Battery Charger
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  • Capacity: 4,000mAh
  • Output: 2 built-in cables (1A and 2.1A)
  • Weight: 92g (3.2oz)
  • Price: $26
  • Time to fully charge: 3 to 4 hours

This is one of the slimmest portable chargers we’ve ever come across. If you’re really looking for something pocket-sized, the Flux Charger is worth more than just a glance. It’s a mere 7.8 millimeters thick and measures 108 x 62.8 millimeters. It’s also incredibly light, but holds enough power to fully recharge your phone at least once, possibly twice.It’s finished with a durable black or white aluminum, and featurestwo built-in cables, a Micro USB cable, and a MFi-certified Lightning cable. There’s also a Micro-USB port for charging, whichcomes with a short Micro USB to USB cable.

Tap the small button on the side, and the four tiny LEDs light up to show remaining power. It doesn’t support fast charging, though, and we found that it took a couple of hours to charge the large battery in the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge. Fortunately, itshould fully charge an iPhone in around an hour. The input for charging it is 1.5A, so it takes a while to fully charge, but it does support pass-through charging, so you can plug it into the wall and your phone at the same time. If you like the design, but you need more power, then check out the 10,000mAh Flux Charger Plus for $52.

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EasyAcc MegaCharge D20

EasyAcc MegaCharge D20
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  • Capacity: 20,000mAh
  • Outputs: 4 ports (3A each)
  • Weight: 370g (13oz)
  • Price: $50
  • Time to fully charge: Around 4 hours

This chunky battery pack in black plastic has a distinctive orange stripe around it. We’re not in love with the look, but it contains a whopping 20,000mAh of power and an unusual array of input and output ports. The green USB port supports Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 2.0 or 3.0, and also Huawei’s fast-charging standard, FCP. There are two black USB ports capable of up to 3A and there’s also a USB-C port that can deliver the same. Move round to the side and you’ll find a Micro USB port and another USB-C port for charging the battery up. Interestingly these inputs can be plugged in simultaneously to enable you to charge the battery up faster — bringing charging time down to around four hours, which is pretty impressive for this capacity.

You’ll find the standard four LED array on the top to show you remaining power in 25 percent chunks. There’s a power button on the side and you can double press it to fire up the LED flashlight, which is a handy extra that makes this a good choice for camping. EasyAcc includes a short, 24-inch USB-to-USB-C cable and a USB-to-Micro USB cable that’s the same length in the box. It does support pass-through charging, so you can plug it in to charge and plug your phone into it to charge at the same time.

We think you can expect at least four full charges for the majority of smartphones out there and probably more than that for phones with smaller batteries, like the iPhone 8. Weighing up the complete package we think this is good value for money and worth considering if you need a lot of power and want to be able recharge it in a hurry.

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Tronsmart Presto Power Bank

Tronsmart Presto Power Bank
  • Capacity: 10,000mAh
  • Outputs: 2 ports (3A/18W and 2.4A/15W)
  • Weight: 210g (7.4oz)
  • Price: $23
  • Time to fully charge: Around 4 hours

This compact portable charger is slim and light, but packs a big capacity of 10,000mAh. It has two USB ports for charging up your devices. The green one can put out 18W and supports Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 3.0 standard, as well as Huawei’s FCP, so it can juice up certain phones very quickly. You can expect two or three charges from this battery for most smartphones.

The design is an unobtrusive black and the outer shell is finished in soft-touch plastic, so it’s comfortable to handle.There’s a button on the side to turn it on, and you’ll find a typicalfour LED battery level indicator on the top. It can be charged up via the Micro USB port and should juice up quickly, provided you use a decent cable and wall charger with it.

It comes with a USB-A-to-Micro USB cable in the box and a travel pouch. Tronsmart also offers an 18-month warranty.

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Belkin Pocket Power Charger

Belkin Pocket Power
  • Capacity: 5,000mAh
  • Outputs: 1 port (2.4A)
  • Weight: 131g (4.6oz)
  • Price: $25-plus
  • Time to fully charge: Around 5 hours

Here’s a fairly small, lightweight option from Belkin that will charge up an iPhone around one-and-a-half times, and should provide at least one full charge for most other smartphones. There’s a single USB port that puts out up to 2.4A, and a MicroUSB port for charging it up that’s rated at 2A.

It’s durable, with a plastic casing that comes in your choice of pink, black, or silver. It’s small enough to slip into a pocket or handbag. There’s a power button on the side with four LEDs that light up green to show remaining power in 25 percent chunks. You get a 6-inch Micro USB-to-USB cable in the box with it.

If you need more capacity, then Belkin does offer 10,000mAh ($40) and 15,000mAh ($50) models that sport two USB ports for charging. Belkin offers a special $2,500 Connected Equipment Warranty that guarantees arepair or replacement if your device is damaged by an electrical charge while properly connected to the charger.

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iQunix MiniPower Portable Charger

iQunix MiniPower Portable Charger
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  • Capacity: 3,350mAh
  • Outputs: 1 port (1.5A)
  • Weight: 79g (2.8oz)
  • Price: $9-plus
  • Time to fully charge: 3 to 4 hours

Possibly the most portable pick of the bunch, the MiniPower from iQuinix is ideal for slipping into your handbag and forgetting about until you need it. Finished in brushed aluminum that comes in your choice of black, gray, red, pink, or white, this diminutive charger packs a decent 3,350mAh capacity. There’s only one port, which can put out up to 1.5A, so there’s no fast charging here.

It comes with a felt pouch and a short, nylon-braided, USB-to-Micro USB cable. It is quite slow to charge phones and to charge up itself with that 1.5A limit, but it is also reasonably priced, durable, and very small. When you plug it in to charge a single LED will show red if it needs to be charged further or go green when fully charged, but that’s your only indication of remaining power. It will fully charge an iPhone, but for a lot of phones with bigger batteries, you’re just looking at a top-off.

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RAVPower Portable External Battery Charger

RAVPower Portable Battery Charger
  • Capacity: 20,100mAh
  • Outputs: 3 ports(Type-C 3A, QC 3.0 2.4A, and 2.4A)
  • Weight: 377g (13.3oz)
  • Price: $50
  • Time to fully charge: 4 to 5 hours

This versatile charger has three output ports. There are two USB ports,both rated at 2.4A, but one of them supportsQualcomm’s Quick Charge 3.0 technology. There’salso a USB Type-Cport that can deliver up to 3A for your laptop, tablet, or phone. There’s a big power button up top with four blue LEDs to show remaining power.

Not only can it charge devices with QC 3.0 or USB Type-C, it can also be charged by either, which means it’s very fast to juice up. You get two tangle-free USB-to-Micro USB cables in the box, but, unfortunately, there’s no USB Type-C cable in there. It also comes with a soft, mesh bag sporting a drawstringclosure.

It’s not the most portable device in the world, but it’s impressively compact and light for the capacity. This is a good solution for travelers with multiple gadgets. You can expect at least five full charges for an averagesmartphone, and it can even charge an iPad Air with change. If speed is important to you and you have devices that support Type-C or QC 3.0, then this is a must-have.

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Carved Wood Power Bank

Carved Wood Power Bank
  • Capacity: 6,000mAh
  • Outputs: 1port (2.1A)
  • Weight: 140g (5oz)
  • Price: $49-plus
  • Time to fully charge; 4 to 5 hours

This is easily one of the most attractive power banks we’ve ever seen. The frame isa soft, black plastic with an ebony layer on the bottom and an eye-catching top panel. Carved offers a wide range of different finishes, some of which consist of plain wood grain, some with fantastic designs by talented artists, and some that mix natural wood grain with splashes of colored resin.

In terms of functionality, the Carved power bank is really straightforward — you get enough power to fully charge a smartphone at least once, delivered via a single USB port that’s rated at 2.1A. All the connections and components rest at oneend, including the USB port used to charge your phone, the Micro USB used to charge the power bank, the recessed power button, and a standard LED array that indicates how much juice is left. The charger also comes with a handy burlap sack and a short Micro USB-to-USB cable.

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ZeroLemon ToughJuice Rugged Portable Charger

ZeroLemon ToughJuice Rugged Portable Charger
  • Capacity: 30,000mAh
  • Outputs: 4 ports (2 x 2A and 2 x 1A)
  • Weight: 400g (14.1oz)
  • Price: $50
  • Time to fully charge: 8 to 24 hours

If you want enough power to keep your gadgets going for a week in the wilderness, then this rugged power bank from ZeroLemon could be right up your street. It’s very big and heavy, but that’s the price you pay for a 30,000mAh capacity. It’s also designed to cope with the outdoors, so there’s a dual-layer plastic covering to absorb shock and port covers to keep dirt out, but it won’t cope with the wet.

It’s capable of charging up four devices simultaneously with a combined output of 6A divided into 2A/2A/1A/1A. You’ll be able to charge up an iPhone 8 around ten times, a Galaxy S9 about seven times, or an iPad a couple of times. There’s a round power button on the top with four LEDs built in to give you an idea about the remaining power.

You only get one Micro USB cable in the box, but there are actually two Micro USB ports to enable you to charge this up faster, which is a good thing, because it can take 24 hours to charge with a single charger. It’s not going to suit everyone, but for a family or a group of friends on a camping trip, this could be ideal.

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Mophie Powerstation Plus XL

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  • Capacity: 10,000mAh
  • Output: 1 built-in lightning cable and 1 USB-A port (2.1A)
  • Weight: 160g (5.65oz)
  • Price: $100
  • Time to fully charge: 5.5 to 6.5 hours

The Mophie PowerStation Plus XL is a stylish battery that’s easy to pack in your bag. The 10,000mAh capacity has enough juice to charge even the biggest smartphone a few times. You will also find a built-in Lightning cable making it incredibly simple to charge any iOS device. If iOS isn’t your speed, there is a USB-A port allowing you to charge Android cell phones and wearables.

Since charging speeds go up to 2.1A, you won’t find QC support, but it will charge most devices pretty quickly. And since the Mophie PowerStation Plus XL charges via lightning connector, it’s easy just to plug your iPhone charger into the battery pack and take advantage of the built-in pass-through charging. There is also an option to charge the battery pack via wireless charging but the input rate maxes out at 5W, meaning it will take about seven hours to get a full charge.

It’s quite a slim device, about the same profile as a smartphone, but a little thicker. The fabric finish comes in black, deep blue, heather gray, and slate. It is one of the more expensive battery packs, however, it packs a number of features that makeit an excellent value.

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Poweradd Pilot 4GS Portable Charger

Poweradd Pilot 4GS
  • Capacity: 12,000mAh
  • Outputs: 2 ports (3A total)
  • Weight: 257g (9.10oz)
  • Price: $23
  • Time to fully charge: 6 to 7 hours

This is a great-quality portable charger at a tempting price. It offers two USB ports, capable of up to 3A, allowing you to simultaneously charge two devices, though that splits the output between them. It also showcases an aluminum body that’s currently available in three colors. It’s fairly lightweight, too, and will fit in most pockets.

The Pilot charges via the Lightning port using the supplied cable, and should allow you to charge your iPhone roughly four times. For Android smartphones with larger capacities, you’re looking at two or three charges. You’ll also the find the familiar, four-LED indicator system that lets you know the device’s remaining power at a glance. Simply tap the button to illuminate them.

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Zilu Smart Power Portable Charger

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  • Capacity: 4,400mAh
  • Output: 1 port (2A)
  • Weight: 82g (2.88oz)
  • Price: $12
  • Time to fully charge: 3 to 4 hours

Here is a very compact charger that will slip comfortably into your pocket or bag. It provides a single USB port rated at 2A, lined with enough juice to completely recharge your iPhone 8 Plus or a Galaxy S9 once over. You’ll also find a power button and a standard row of LED lights designed to give you an idea of the remaining power, as well as a built-in flashlight.

Zilu promises at least 1,000 cycles and offers a two-year warranty with the device. You can also charge it while simultaneously charging your smartphone if need be, and its available in a classic black, a two-tone pink, or even a white version if you don’t mind dishing out a couple extra bucks. The Micro USB cable for charging it is supplied, while the necessary port is located on the side.

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Zendure A2 Portable Charger

Zendure A2 Portable Charger
  • Capacity: 6,700mAh
  • Outputs: 1 port (2.1A)
  • Weight : 136g (4.8oz)
  • Price: $30

The smallest offering in the Zendure range manages to pack a lot of power into its compact frame. It’s a really durable, crush-proof design, so it’s a good choice for adventurers. There’s a single 2.1A USB port and a Micro USB port in the top. The USP for this is the pass-through capability that allows you to charge the Zendure A2 and a connected smartphone at the same time.

There’s a small power button and four LEDs that light up to indicate what’s remaining. It turns itself on and off automatically when you plug in a device, so the power button is only for checking remaining juice.

You get a short cable in the box with it as well as a cloth carrying pouch with a drawstring. It’s very portable and it holds a charge well. Zendure claims 95 percent after six months in standby. You can get larger sizes with greater capacity and more ports, but the A2 is ideal if you need a small, tough charger to give you a couple of full charges for your smartphone.

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Jackery Bar Portable Charger

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  • Capacity: 6,000mAh
  • Outputs: 1 port (2.1A)
  • Weight: 154g (5.44oz)
  • Price: $20
  • Time to fully charge: 5 to 6 hours

It claims to be the smallest portable external battery with a 2.1A output, which means it can charge the latest Android smartphones at a decent speed through its single USB port. There’s a Micro USB port for charging it up and it comes with a cable, but no plug. There are three LEDs to show the remaining battery and it blinks when the charge is very low. You have to tap the power button to turn it on or check the remaining status, but you can also double click it to turn on an LED flashlight, which could be handy for campers.

The Jackery Bar is genuinely portable and it will slip into your pocket or bag easily. It’s comfortable to hold and the aluminum helps to dissipate heat. You can get it in black, grey, or orange. You can get a couple of charges out of this for a high-end Android smartphone.

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RAVPower Universal Power Bank Travel Charger

  • Capacity: 27,000mAh
  • Outputs: 4 ports (1 AC at 100W 0.9A, 1 Type-C at 3A, 2 USB at 2.4A each)
  • Weight: 861g (30.4oz)
  • Price: $140

When you absolutely, positively gotta charge every device in the room, accept no substitutes. It’s debatable whether this is really portable, but the extra size allows an unbeatable 27,000mAh capacity and offers something that none of the other power banks in our list can — an AC outlet. You could plug a TV into this, but a laptop seems more likely and it will charge up the new 12-inch MacBook three times over. For phones, it can charge up an iPhone 8 more than 10 times and a Galaxy S9 around six times.

In addition to the 100W/0.9A AC outlet, it also sports a Type-C port that can output at 3A, along with two traditional USB ports offering up to 2.4A each. You could charge a MacBook and two phones at once if you want to. You will find a standard LED array in blue to show remaining power, but there are eight LEDs instead of the usual four. It also has a DC input at 19V/1.6A to recharge faster, though it’s still going to take a few hours.

This thing is pretty huge and heavy, but it’s a versatile beast and it has vents to prevent overheating. It ships with two Micro USB cables (one short and one longer), a power adapter, and a travel pouch.

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Aukey Slimline Portable Charger

Aukey Slimline Charger
  • Capacity: 10,000mAh
  • Output: 2 ports (2A and 1A)
  • Weight: 189g (6.66oz)
  • Price: $20
  • Time to fully charge: 8 hours

There is enough capacity here for more than three full charges of an iPhone 8, or two full charges for a Galaxy S8. You’ll find two USB ports here, one rated at 2A and the other at 1A, and you can charge two devices simultaneously for a combined output of 2A. Sadly, it lacks the quick charging present on some newer Aukey models. The AiPower technology automatically adjusts the output depending on your device, so it should still charge pretty quickly.

The design is simple, lightweight, and impressively compact considering how much power it’s packing. It’s thicker than a smartphone, but it’s only 4.6 inches long and 2.9 inches wide, meaning it will fit easily into a pocket or bag. Tap the power button on the side and you will bring the four LED lights to life, with each representing 25 percent of the remaining battery.

You get a short Micro USB cable in the box with it, and there is a 24-month warranty. Unfortunately, it does take around eight hours to charge, so you need to plan ahead and leave it charging overnight before a trip.

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