It seems that device makers like Apple love coming out with phones in ever-increasing sizes. This is why a portable battery charger or power bank is usually a more practical purchase for yours.what Which increases the battery capacity, but tends to make the phone heavier and bulkier to carry.
To that end, I’ve rounded up the best portable power banks and battery chargers that will add a bit more oomph to your iPhone’s battery life. Although they cost more, I personally like batteries that have a built-in Lightning cable, so I don’t have to worry about carrying a fast-charging cable.When I don’t have enough power But I’ve also included some budget picks for those who want to spend as little as possible on charging their iPhone via the power pack.
While we have a similar list ofAny portable battery pack here without an integrated Lightning cable will work perfectly fine when charging an Android smartphone (or any other portable device), as long as you provide a compatible smartphone cable.
So what is the best portable charger for an iPhone? What’s the best portable power bank to charge on the go? Let’s find out. We update this list periodically and have anecdotally tested all of these models or their direct predecessors.
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The Mophie PowerStation Plus is a few years old and has been discontinued, which means you can find some great deals on it, just make sure you don’t buy a refurbished model. Although it does not have fast charging capabilities, it has a cloth finish and houses a 6,040 mAh battery, as well as an integrated Lightning connector. Previously, if you bought one of Apple’s exclusive versions (no longer available), the battery would conveniently charge an iPhone and iPad with any Lightning cable, rather than Micro USB. The version on Amazon charges via an included Micro USB cable. With the USB port, you can charge or recharge two devices at once, including your latest iPhone.
The longest 10,000 mAh PowerStation Plus XL It is also available on Amazon, but it is thicker. The XL can be fully charged wirelessly on a wireless charging pad, while the standard PowerStation Plus does not have wireless charging.
Note: Please ignore the Amazon product description that says the smaller PowerStation Plus has Qi wireless charging, it is not a wireless charger.
You can buy the RavPower 15,000 mAh Power Bank for less than $ 20. This portable battery charger offers fast charging of 18 watts through the USB-C port and also has a USB-A port along with an LED that shows consumption. of battery power.
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The Anker PowerCore Slim 10,000 mAh costs $ 16 on Amazon when you apply a $ 2 coupon at checkout. While it’s thicker than some of the portable chargers in this overview, it’s incredibly thin for a 10,000mAh portable phone charger, and it has a USB-C input to charge your smartphone’s battery, but it has no USB output- C. Cables are not included.
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Aukey counts its PB-N83 Mini 10,000-mAh USB-C Power Bank as “the smallest and lightest portable charger of 10,000 mAh”. I’m not sure it qualifies as the smallest in the world, but its footprint is smaller than a credit card. That said, it is 1.18 inches (30mm) thick and some weight. Still, it fits quite easily in a pocket and has an 18-watt USB-C Power Delivery port and Quick Charge 3.0 USB-A. The USB-C in and out port can be used as a pass-through port so you can charge the power bank and a device at the same time.
The PB-N83 costs around $ 17. It’s a very good price for a 10,000mAh fast-charging PD power bank. A USB-A to USB-C cable is included for charging and owners of new iPhone 12 models can use the USB-Ca-Lightning cable included with the new iPhones to quickly charge their phones via the USB-C PD port on the power bank. I charged the iPhone 12 Pro to about 60% in 30 minutes.
This Aukey Power Bank has both wired and wireless charging options. If you use the USB-C port, you can get 18 watts of charging. Go wirelessly and place your phone on the battery in the charging dock and it will charge wirelessly at 10 watts, which is where the iPhone currently maxes out for wireless charging. You’re paying a premium, but this phone charger unit has a massive battery (20,000 mAh), a built-in kickstand, and a digital readout that lists the remaining charge. It comes with a USB-A to USB-C cable, but you will need to provide an adapter to charge it.
Aukey’s smallest wireless 10,000 mAh portable charger with foldable stand It sells for around $ 30 after applying an instant $ 10 off coupon.
This anchor model is basically a large wall charger that plugs in like a power adapter. We used and liked the 5,000 mAh older version with two USB-A ports, which sells for $ 26 to $ 40, depending on your choice of color. But the new model doubles the capacity to 10,000 mAh and adds a USB-C port. That allows you to charge two devices like your phone and a connected secondary device (or two phones) simultaneously. There is also a small LED indicator on the side that allows you to check the charge level with the push of a button.
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MyCharge HubPlus Turbo is the company’s latest power bank with integrated folding wall plug and Lightning and USB-C cables. The wall charger is called Turbo because it has Power Delivery and Quick Charge 3.0 (USB-C cable) that provide fast charging speeds, which means up to 75% faster charging time than the standard 5-volt charger that comes with most iPhones. This wall charger has a 6,700 mAh battery.
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Nimble’s Champ portable charger uses recycled plastic in its construction. You have to pay a bit more to go green, but it’s a nice, compact 10,000 mAh charger that features PD 4.0 fast charging (18 watts) via its single USB-C port. Also, the coupon CNET25 You will get a 25% discount at the end of the purchase.
Nimble also sells some higher capacity battery packs.
The Atom XS comes in two versions: a smaller 800 mAh model and a larger 1300 mAh model. These are designed to fit on a key fob and are about the size of an electronic car key. But be careful, they won’t fully charge your phone. The idea is to have them close by to charge in case your phone shuts down and you need some juice to get you through a few hours.
Both Atom XS models have a built-in Lightning connector and will not weigh your phone while charging. At around $ 40 for the larger 1,300mAh output variant (the one I would opt for), the Atom XS is quite expensive and you might be disappointed that it only charges some of the larger iPhones at about a 25%. But again, it comes down to the convenience of having a small battery charger for emergency charging purposes. A model with USB-C charging is slightly cheaper at $ 35.
What to look for
Here are some things to keep in mind when purchasing a battery pack or power bank:
- Higher power output (mAh, short for milliamp hours) means more loads, but also more weight.
- For the latest iPhones (everything after iPhone 7), you need to buy a battery with at least a 3000mAh capacity, which should give you at least a full charge for a device. With the exception of the Atom XS, all of the models featured above hit that mark.
- Multiple built-in charging cables or USB output ports will allow you to charge more than one device at a time.
- All of these products use rechargeable lithium-ion (li-ion) batteries and therefore should always be stored in carry-on luggage when flying. Lithium-ion batteries are increasingly banned by airlines and regulatory agencies in checked baggage.
- If you want maximum power output, opt for chargers with USB-C PD (Power Delivery) models, which should charge almost all small devices (smaller than a laptop), including a tablet or .