11 Powerful power banks you can buy right now
From work to social media to gaming to finances - we’re on our devices a lot. With limitations in battery size, you can either cut down on your usage or grab a great power bank to see you through the day (we like the latter).
- How often do we check our phones a day? Millennials are the most guilty with over 70 checks per day.
- Which smartphone lasts the longest? The Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus runs a whopping 17 hours, although the new Galaxy Note 9 is supposed to last even longer.
- How can I conserve battery life? Make sure to set apps to not run in the background. Many smartphones also have low battery mode to help save battery life.
The original iPhone was released in 2007 and it set the bar for smartphones. Since then, our devices have only become thinner with better specs and more apps than you can imagine. That means one thing: we want to be on our devices more than ever.
As a result, our smartphones die faster than if we let them be. Unfortunately, we have yet to see a smartphone that can truly last all day with intense use, although the latest Samsung Unpacked event promised a lot with the new Galaxy Note 9. Instead, we’re left relying on power banks to see us through the day (and sometimes just the lunch hour).
But, don’t worry. We’ve got this list of the best power banks you can find, no matter your needs. Whatever your day brings, there’s a power bank for you.
YOOLOX Wireless Charging Power Bank
Impressively compact, these power banks offer exceptionally large batteries. As a result, you can charge and recharge to your heart’s content, all without fiddling with any cables.
Why we love it: The totally wireless design means you can top up anywhere on the go.
CELLder Wand Power Bank
Tapping into your nerdy side, this magical wand is complete with a cable to recharge your device. The 3,200mAh battery is the prefect size for a recharge and the wand itself features an LED tip.
Why we love it: It’s fun and quirky so you can show off your style while you charge up.
Aiklo Removable Powerbank and Flashlight Smartphone Mount
Great for sports and those on the go, the Aiklo combines everything you need in one. It easily connects your smartphone to the mount, offers seamless charging, and even includes a built-in flashlight.
Why we love it: When on your handlebars, it keeps your GPS app open and in view.
SOUL Solar Scroll Portable Solar Charger
The military grade rollable solar panel helps you use the power of the sun to recharge. Great for any outdoor activities, the Solar Scroll is surprisingly lightweight for easy packing.
Why we love it: If you need it at night, it also recharges via USB.
mophie powerstation XXL Portable Battery
The one and only mophie powerstation XXL will stun you with its capabilities. On a single charge, it gives your iPhone 70 extra hours of use and 18 hours to your iPad.
Why we love it: Even though it provides so much power, it takes on the classic mophie design to be slim and sleek.
Beauty Bank Compact Mirror Power Bank
The Beauty Bank combines two on the go necessities in one: a power bank and a compact mirror. In addition to helping with your makeup, the 3000mAh battery gives you more than enough power for your iOS and Android devices.
Why we love it: The built-in vanity light makes for perfect selfie lighting.
IRISX Rapid Charging Power Bank
Using graphene technology, this mighty power bank recharges your smartphone in just a few minutes. Plus, the battery itself rechargers in just 30 minutes, making it perfect for emergency situations.
Why we love it: Everything about this power bank is fast!
Jackery PowerBar High Capacity Portable Charger
This massive portable battery does so much more than charge your smartphone. It also has a built-in AC outlet to power up your laptop and more.
Why we love it: It has all the ports you need for everything you need to charge.
PowerPack Trackable Power Bank
Remembering to charge your power bank is one thing, making sure you bring it with you is another. The PowerPack by Nomad actually features a built-in Tile tracker. This means you can always keep an eye on it.
Why we love it: Did we mention it also recharges an iPhone three times over?
JUICED Group Wireless Charging Station
Designed for those on the go, each slim and small power bank provides 50% more battery for your smartphone on the go. The connector is also built-in for a seamless charging experience and you can continue to use your device as it recharges.
Why we love it: The base keeps three power banks recharged and ready to go for the whole family.
Atom XS Portable Smartphone Battery Charger
Extremely compact and versatile, this tiny power bank stays right on your keychain (or wherever you want) until you need it. The built-in connector eliminates the need for extra cables and it gives you a quick bump of power instantly.
Why we love it: Packing a punch, it’s small enough to with you anywhere.
Do you have any tried and tested power banks you love? Let us know in the comments!
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