Welcome to this rundown of the top 10 portable battery chargers in 2018. In this age of portable technology, portable battery chargers are a necessity. If you’re reading this list, then the chances are that you have already decided to buy one, but you’re not sure which one to get. Hopefully, this list should help you narrow down your choices.
It’s important to remember, when using a portable battery charger, that you should only ever use it for its intended purpose. Portable chargers can be dangerous when exposed to extremes of temperature (for example, when left in a hot car in summer or a cold car in winter), and they can overheat if they are not left in a ventilated area while in use. Furthermore, you should avoid leaving your battery pack to charge when it is already fully charged, as this could reduce the life of the batter. So, with the good usage information out of the way, let’s get on with out top 10 list.
10. Anker PowerCore 10000
With a list price of $49.99 (and currently on sale from Amazon at $19.19), the Anker PowerCore is, in terms of price, right in the middle of our Top 10. So, now we need to ask “is it worth it when there are other cheaper products higher up the list?”. Well, the Anker PowerCore provides a balance between power capacity, price and size. Certainly, this product is smaller than those with a similar capacity (the manufacturer says that it is about the size of a pack of cards) and it’s not so expensive as to break the bank, but it’s worth checking out the competition before going for this one.
9. Anker Astro E1
What the Anker Astro E1 loses in capacity, it makes up for by losing size as well. This product is definitely worth considering if you need a portable charger which won’t take up too much space. However, if you’ve got slightly more space to play with then there are other small units further down the list which have a much greater capacity. At a list price of $49.99 (and a sale price of $17.99), this is neither the cheapest nor the most expensive item on the list.
8. ROMOSS Solo 6 Plus
With much better power capacity and an incredible 60% off the list price in the Amazon sale, this is definitely a product which is worth considering. It is on the larger side at 8.3 inches long and 5.2 inches wide, but if you can fit it into your bag then this shouldn’t be a consideration. This product comes with 2 USB outputs and a number of safety features designed to protect your electronics from overheating, overcharging and more besides. However, even with 60% off the list price of $69.99, this item still sits at the more expensive end of our top 10, so you might want to consider cheaper alternatives before committing your money.
7. Lumsing Ultrathin Portable 2-Port USB Charger
The Lumsing Ultrathin has the lowest list price (and second lowest Amazon sale price) of all the products in our top 10, so it’s definitely worth your consideration. For your money you will get enough power capacity to charge an iPhone 6 three whole times. As the name suggests, this charger is very slim (coming in at 0.6 inches thick), so it should fit neatly into a pocket or a small space in a bag or briefcase.
6. Lumsing Compact 2-Port Ultra Portable Phone Charger
The Lumsing Compact is not a slim as the Ultrathin, but it does have significantly higher power capacity. It also comes with smart charging capabilities, meaning the current will adjust to suit the optimum current for your device. You get all this for the slightly higher Amazon sale price of $13.99, though that still sits very comfortably at the cheaper end of our list.
5. Aibocn Power Bank
There is currently an impressive 83% off the list price of the Aibocn Power Bank in the Amazon Sale, making this one the cheapest charger on our list with a sale price of $10.49. For this incredibly low price, you will get two USB outputs and very good power capacity. This is a price that you just don’t see on products like this, so you might very well be tempted to go for it. The only negative is that it comes in on the slightly chunky side at 6.8inches long, 4 inches wide and 1.4 inches thick.
4. KMASHI 10000mAh Portable Power Bank with Dual USB Ports
The KMASHI is compact with a very good capacity and a very low price. The list price is $29.99 but the Amazon sale price is $11.99, making a decent saving of %60. For your money you get a stylish red and black design, with 2 USB outputs, smart-fast charging and intelligent power management. This is definitely the best balance of price, size and capacity on our list and though there are portable chargers with higher capacity, it’s worth working out how much you need the extra capacity before turning away from this offer.
3. DULLA M50000 Portable Power Bank
With a list price of $100.00, this one makes it onto our list at no. 3 because of a combination of it’s feature and the attractive Amazon sale price of $19.99. At this much lower price it is definitely worth your time, especially if you need a lightweight power bank for long-range air travel. This product offers you 5 super-fast charges for iPhone 7, but it only weighs 12oz, meaning that you could spend a day in the air, playing games or watching movies on your device without having to worry about saving power. With 2 USB outputs and a built-in flashlight, this one is definitely worth grabbing while it’s on sale.
2. EasyAcc 20000mAh Power Bank
If you have money to spend, this is the one to get. Only missing out on the top-spot because of it’s much higher Amazon sale price of $31.99, the EasyAcc Power Bank has enough capacity to charge an iPhone 7 six whole times, or an iPad mini 3 twice. It comes with fast and smart charging and 4 USB outlets, so if you have multiple devices on the go then this is the product for you. Furthermore, the EasyAcc only takes 6 hours to recharge completely, so it’s almost impossible to run out of charge if you’re travelling. Definitely highly recommended for those who can afford it.
1. Jackery Giant & Premium
The perfect balance of price, size, capacity and design; the Jackery Giant+ Premium comes in at number 1 in our Top 10. This charger fits in your pocket but provides a superior power capacity, which leaves most of its competition in the dirt. At a reasonable sale price of $23.99, this one is definitely worth it. It features fast-charging dual USB outputs, a myriad of safety features and a very long lifespan, making it the must-have portable charger and the top of our list.