Don’t you just hate it when you’re in the middle of an important call and your phone dies? Or when your tablet runs out of juice at the worst possible time. A good way to keep your devices working even when there is no socket around for you to charge them is to use a power bank. These ingenious devices are designed to provide your tablets or smartphones with the extra charge they require getting through the day.
Do not think for a second, however, that all power banks are built to the same standards. In fact, due to how popular they are, the market was recently flooded with sub-par power banks that you should definitely stay away from. To give you a better idea of what to buy, we put together a list of the ten best portable power banks the market has to offer at this point in time.
10iWalk Extreme Trio Ultra Slim Battery Pack
While most phones have an average battery of about 3000mAh, the iWalk power bank brings double the power at 6000mAh. This device has a li-polymer battery that comes with fast charging capabilities for both Android and Apple devices. It also has an LCD backlit display that shows the status of the device and how much of power is left. The magic of this power bank is that it can simultaneously charge three devices at a time despite its relatively small size.
9EasyAcc 8000mAh Solar Power Bank
If you are looking for a reliable power bank, then the EasyACC might just be the perfect choice for you. Not only does it provide power to Smartphone’s, tablets, and other devices, it also comes with a solar powered flashlight that contains 32 LED’s. The device itself holds an 8000mAh battery that is more than capable of charging 3 devices at a time. When it comes to charging the power bank, it takes about 5 hours to go from 0% to 100%. Weighing 7.8 ounces, it is also perfect for travel purposes.
8Poweradd Pilot Pro2 Portable Charger
This is a powerful power bank that uses LG cells to provide power to other devices. It has a total capacity of 5200mAh and can charge a flagship device for about 1 and half times. Weighing 4.6 ounces, the device is easily portable and can be taken anywhere and fits in any pocket or bag. There are LED lights that indicate the battery level on the device as well as when the device is being charged.
7Anker PowerCore+ 20100 Power Bank
Anker is a brand you can always trust when it comes to power banks and power sources. With a massive backup of 20100mAh, this particular device can charge phones, tablets, music players, and even laptops. The device has a USB Type-C connectivity function as well which means it can be used with the latest devices such at the MacBook 2016. On the front, it has a number of LED lights to display the status of the device. Although the device weighs 1 pound, it is compact and can easily be carried around.
6PowerCore 20000 with Quick Charge 3.0
This Anker’s power bank comes with a Quick Charge 3.0 technology which delivers 80% of its power in just 35 minutes. This power bank has a 20m000mAh cell which can easily charge 3 premium devices twice over if needed. Furthermore, the Powercore weighs only 13.3 ounces which means that you can carry it with you with relative ease. Not only that but its lightweight design makes it so that you won’t have any issues carrying it around in a bag or suitcase.
5Aibocn Power Bank 10,000mAh External Battery Charger
The Aibocn power bank brings together performance and elegance in a way very few manufacturers could. The bright orange LED lights show exactly how far the device is charged or how much power is left. Despite its lightweight and compact size, the power bank has a capacity of 10000mAh and can charge 2 devices at the same time. It also comes with an anti-fingerprint coating for a cleaner look. It also has an inbuilt torch for emergencies, one that should definitely come in handy in the long run.
4KMASHI 10000mAh External Battery Power Bank
Kmashi’s power banks might not be the best known, but they’re definitely among the very best on the market as far as performance goes. This particular power bank has a capacity of 10,000mAh and comes with 4 LED lights to display the amount of power left. It also comes with Quick Charge capabilities that allow users to stay connected on the go. It weighs 9.8 ounces but fits comfortably into any pocket or bag for easy transportation.
3Jackery Bar Premium 6000 mAh External Battery Charger
With its 6,000mAh capacity, the Jackery power bank is the perfect solution for anyone who uses a smartphone on a regular basis. Due to the fact that it weighs just 5.4 ounces, it can easily fit into any bag or pocket when traveling. Furthermore, the casing of this power bank is made from high-quality aluminum which ensures that the device itself is always protected from bumps and drops.
2EC Technology Portable Charger 22400mAh External Battery Pack
When it comes to power banks, this EC device is one of the most powerful on the market today. With a 22,400mAh cell, this device can easily charge a regular Smartphone up to 7 times. It can also simultaneously charge three devices at a time. The device weighs 15.4 ounces which might be a bit heavy compared to other power banks we talked about so far but it has a rather compact design that allows you to easily store the power bank in any pocket or bag. It also comes with a handy flashlight for emergencies.
1Anker PowerCore+ Mini 3350mAh Lipstick-Sized Portable Charger
This high-end portable charger from Anker is by far one of the best the market has to offer at this point in time. Given its popularity, we can safely assume that it is also the type of charger to work with a variety of mobile devices. Also worth mentioning is the fact that it only weighs 2.9 ounces and that it is ridiculously powerful given its relatively small size. As such, this 3.350 mAh charger can fully charge your smartphone in just a matter of minutes. Having said that, let us point out that it takes up to 4 hours to completely charge the device so that it will operate properly.