The best portable battery chargers (October 2019)
Even though smartphone technology has significantly moved forward since the early days, battery life has not. Getting a full day of use out of your smartphone is still considered a good thing.
One solution is to charge your phone throughout the day, but that’s not realistic for everyone. The next best solution is to pick up a portable battery, a solution that’s become increasingly popular over the years.
Here’s our list of the best portable battery chargers you can buy.
The best portable battery chargers:
Editor’s note: We will update our list of the best portable chargers over time.
1. Anker PowerCore 10000 PD Redux
Fitting in the palm of your hand, the Anker PowerCore 10000 PD Redux features a 10,000mAh capacity. The USB-C input and output port features Power Delivery up to 18W. The regular USB port doesn’t support Quick Charge, but offers up to 12W of output.
The Anker PowerCore 10000 PD Redux is available for $45.99.
2. Omnicharge Omni 20 Plus
If there was ever a Swiss Army knife in the world of portable batteries, the Omnicharge Omni 20 Plus would be it.
The Omni 20 Plus features two regular USB ports, each capable of up to 15W of output and supporting Quick Charge 3.0. Also on the front is an OLED display, which lets you monitor the power input and output, battery temperature, DC output, and battery percentage.
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The DC port features up to 100W of output and 45W of input, while the USB-C port pushes out up to 60W of output and takes up to 40W of input. Even better, there’s an AC wall socket capable of up to 100W of output. Finally, there’s even 10W wireless charging. This thing has it all.
The Omnicharge Omni 20 Plus is available for $199.99.
3. Anker PowerCore Plus 26800 PD
As the name implies, the Anker PowerCore Plus 26800 PD features a 26,800mAh battery capacity. The two regular USB ports each feature up to 15W of output, while the USB-C port acts as an input and output port. The USB-C port pushes out up to 30W of output and supports Power Delivery.
The battery itself is enclosed in aluminum, a nice touch in a world of plastic-clad portable battery chargers. Also a nice touch is the inclusion of a 30W USB-C wall charger with Power Delivery support.
The Anker PowerCore Plus 26800 PD is available for $129.99.
4. RAVPower 20,100mAh portable charger
Featuring a 20,100mAh capacity, RAVPower’s portable battery charger features a regular USB port with up to 12W of output. The micro-USB port is just for input, while the USB-C port acts as input and output. The USB-C port tops out at 45W of output, though output drops to 30W when simultaneously using the regular USB port.
The RAVPower 20,100mAh portable charger is available for $59.99.
5. Mophie Powerstation PD XL
Similar to the Anker PowerCore 10000 PD Redux, the Mophie Powerstation PD XL is a miniature portable battery charger with support for Power Delivery. That means the battery features a USB-C port with up to 18W of output and 15W of input. There’s also a regular USB port with up to 12W of output.
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The Mophie Powerstation PD XL is available for $47.99 with a 6,000mAh capacity and $63.90 with a 10,050mAh capacity.
6. Nimble 5-Day Charge
The Nimble 5-Day Charge features a 13,000mAh capacity, three regular USB ports, and a USB-C port. Each regular USB port tops out at 12W of output, while the USB-C port supports Power Delivery 3.0. In this case, that means up to 18W of input and output.
You’d even be doing the planet a bit of a favor with the Nimble 5-Day Charge. The charger’s internal structure is made from plant-based plastics from materials like corn and sugarcane. The aluminum is 100% recyclable, and the charger comes in recycled scrap paper packaging. Better yet, each charger comes with a pre-paid return envelope to recycle old electronics.
The Nimble 5-Day Charge is available for $89.95.
7. Aukey 20,000mAh portable charger
Featuring a 20,000mAh capacity, Aukey’s portable charger features three regular USB ports. Each port tops out at 15W of output. The USB-C port features up to 15W of input and output. Finally, the Lightning port supports up to 7.5W of input.
The Aukey 20,000mAh portable charger is available for $39.99.
8. Crave PowerPack
It’s not a stretch to say the Crave PowerPack is an absolute tank of a portable battery. The PowerPack features a 50,000mAh capacity and weighs a whopping 4.15 pounds. This is meant more for camp-outs and emergency power rather than a power bank you take with you everywhere.
The two regular USB ports each support Quick Charge 3.0. Also, the two USB-C ports each support Power Delivery. One USB-C port pushes out up to 18W of output, while the other supports up to 60W of output.
The Crave PowerPack is available for $199.99.
That’s it for our list of the best portable battery chargers. In the comments below, let us know if you have recommendations of your own and what sort of portable battery you’d like to buy!