1: Mophie Powerstation Plus XL
Mophie is a longstanding favorite when it comes to portable battery packs and, while they tend to demand a bit of a premium, you get your money’s worth. That’s certainly the case with the company’s Powerstation Plus XL, which PC World found to be the most efficient battery pack they’ve tested. It also packs a convenient built-in charging cable with both Lighting and micro USB adapters, along with a secondary USB port for charging other devices.Read more..
2: Anker PowerCore Jump Starter mini
A portable battery pack is a great item to keep in your car at all times, but an even better option is a battery pack that can also double as a jump starter for your car. Anker’s PowerCore Jump Starter mini won’t take up much room in your glove box, and will jump start any vehicle with an engine up to 2.8L. Two fast-charging USB ports will also keep your mobile devices charged while you’re on the road, and a built-in flashlight and rugged enclosure make it ideal for emergency situations.Read more..
3: Jackery PowerBar
Newer laptops with USB-C power may be more battery pack-friendly when it comes to charging on the go, but you’re not out of luck if your laptop still needs a regular AC outlet to stay powered. Jackery’s PowerBar is a favorite of The Wirecutter, and should provide a full or close-to-full charge for most laptops. That AC outlet also doesn’t necessarily have to be used for a laptop, of course, and a USB-C port and two standard USB ports (one with Quick Charge 3.0 support) will let you keep your other devices charged as well.Read more..
4: ZeroLemon ToughJuice 30000mAh
5: Goal Zero Venture 30
If you need to recharge your devices in more outdoorsy conditions, Goal Zero’s Venture 30 is worth the extra cost. It’s rugged, fully weatherproof, and provides enough power to replenish most phones two or three times over. If that’s not enough, you you can also pair it with one of Goal Zero’s solar panels for an extended stay off the grid.Read more..
6: Belkin Portable Charge + Apple Watch
Charging devices no longer means just our smartphones, and if you’re an Apple acolyte, you likely have a Apple Watch that needs daily attention. Luckily Belkin dreamed up this portable charger, designed for an Apple Watch, but most importantly, not just an Apple Watch. This charger also lets juices up your phone or any other gadget like normal. It’s not made for everyone, but it’s a lifesaver if you find yourself with this particular Apple gear.Read more..
7: Jackery Bolt
If you’re looking for something that’s not too big but not too underpowered, the Jackery Bolt packs a lot into a small package. It’ll fully charge most smartphones at least twice before needing to be recharged itself, and includes built-in micro-USB and Lightning connectors so you don’t have to worry about carrying any extra cables.Read more..
8: TravelCard Charger
It won’t keep your phone powered for an extended trip, but you won’t find a much more portable option than the 5mm-thick TravelCard Charger. It has both Lightning and micro-USB cables built-in, and The Wirecutter found it to be better made than most other credit card-sized battery packs. You’ll pay a bit of a premium for the convenience, though.Read more..