10 Best Portable Chargers for Busy People

Kate Halse
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From smartphones to tablets, it's rare to have your favorite devices last an entire day without needing to recharge. Portable chargers let you charge on the go, whether you're commuting to work, hitting your favorite local trails or enjoying a weekend getaway. Most chargers work with Apple and Android products and are often able to charge at least two devices on the go.

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Best Overall: RAVPower 26800mAh Power Bank

The RAVPower 26800mAh USB power bank holds enough juice to charge most smartphones at least six times and tablets at least twice. You can also plug in three devices simultaneously.

However, this charger doesn't support Qualcomm Quick Charge. Two micro USB charging cables are included, along with a carrying pouch.

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Best Value: Ekrist Portable Charger

Not only does the Ekrist portable charger have a large 25800mAh capacity, it's also universally compatible with most smartphones, tablets and Bluetooth devices. Users especially like the bright LED power lights and long battery life.

Dual USB ports let you charge two devices at once. However, it's not the lightest power bank out there.

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Best for Apple Devices: GETIHU Portable Charger

Whether you have an older iPhone or a newer model, you can charge your device with the GETIHU portable charger . Along with iPhones, the charger also works with iPads, tablets, the Samsung Galaxy smartphone and other devices.

You'll need your own cable, though, as iPhone charging cables aren't included. If you like to know exactly how much power is left you'll appreciate the LED digital display.

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Best Android Charger: EAFU Portable Charger

The EAFU portable charger will charge the Samsung Galaxy S10 along with your favorite iPad and tablet. There's also plenty of juice for iPhones.

Users appreciate being able to charge two devices at once thanks to built-in Type C and micro USB inputs. While it's an inexpensive choice, the 10000mAh power output is rather weak.

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Fastest Portable Charger: POWERADD EnergyCell Ⅱ 10000

The POWERADD EnergyCell Ⅱ can charge an iPhone Pro Max to 50 percent in just 30 minutes, which is plenty for most smartphone users. The power bank also fully recharges in just 3.5 hours via a unique adapter.

The adapter isn't included with the charger. Once your device is plugged in, the charger automatically recognizes it and adjusts accordingly.

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Lightest Portable Charger: Anker Powercore II 10000

The Anker Powercore II is small enough to fit into your bag, purse or coat pocket. It also weighs only 6.9 ounces and is a favorite among commuters and frequent travelers.

Despite its small size, there's enough juice to charge an iPhone XR or Samsung S10 at least twice. Some users wish there was more than the single USB-A output.

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Best Wireless Portable Charger: Gnceei Wireless Charger

The Gnceei portable charger has a large 25000mAh battery capacity, which is enough to wirelessly charge devices such as the iPhone Xx and the iPad Air several times.

You can charge up to three devices at once via micro-USB or Type-C cables. It took some owners awhile to get used to the thickness, which is described as roughly twice that of a modern iPhone.

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Most Compact Portable Charger: Anker Astro E1 6700

The Anker Astro E1 is the same size as a small candy bar, so you can stick it into your pocket, purse or bag without worrying about taking up much space.

Despite its small size, there's enough juice to fully charge some iPhone models twice and Samsung Galaxy phones at least once. However, the 6700mAh capacity still seems weak compared with the rest of the competition.

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Best Solar Wireless Charger: Slols Solar Charger

You can enjoy your favorite outdoor activities without worrying about your smartphones and other devices running out of power. The Slols Solar Charger has a larger 20000mAh capacity, which is enough to charge an iPhone X up to five times. It's also compatible with all Qi-enabled devices.

While solar charging is available, it's much slower and is recommended for emergencies only.

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Highest-Capacity Portable Charger: RAVPower Portable Charger 32000mAh Battery Pack

A massive 32000mAh capacity is enough to charge an iPhone X over seven times, and an iPad Mini over four times. The RAVPower Portable Charger 32000mAh Battery Pack has three 2.0 USB ports, although it lacks Qualcomm Quick Charge support.

The charger has a fire and UV-resistant casing and comes with a carrying pouch for easy portability.