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The Best Portable Chargers for your Smartphones in Spring 2021

The Best Portable Chargers for your Smartphones in Spring 2021

There’s really nothing worse than running out of battery on your smartphone. When your phone dies, you realize how much you actually need it! Suddenly, you can’t call or text people, and it’s significantly harder to look things up or get directions. If you have a phone that has a failing battery, or just have a lot of programs going on in the background, a low battery warning might just be a fact of life. If that’s you or a loved one in your life, there is a solution to your problem… a portable charger!

Charge your phone while out and about, and you won’t have to worry about not having a dead battery when there’s an emergency. Even if your smartphone is good on battery life, having a charger stored away can help if you forgot to charge your device or are traveling.

And wouldn’t you know it, we have nine portable charges that will suit your needs below!

    Aukey Basix Pro

    Prop, Charge, and Watch

    A number of powerbanks offer wireless charging, but the Aukey Basix Pro allows you to wirelessly fast charge your device while having it propped up in landscape mode. This is perfect for charging and watching YouTube in cramped travel areas, and saves you from buying a kickstand case.
    GoerTek Solar Charger

    No Outlet? No Problem

    With solar charging power, this GoerTek battery pack is perfect to stash in the car or with camping gear for emergencies. If you're worried about your phone and powerbank running dry while exploring the Great Outdoors, a solar battery pack will put your mind at ease.
    Omni 20+ 20000mAh Power Bank

    Charge Everything. I Mean Everything.

    Want to be able to charge everything from one device? Omnicharge's power bank will be what you want to grab. Charge your phone, laptop, and everything in between with this big power bank.
    T-Core Power Bank

    Small Size, Big Power

    Bulky, heavy powerbanks can be an absolute chore to carry around. T-Core's battery pack is built to be small and light-weight, making it easy to slip into a purse or laptop bag without adding bulk. It also packs in 10,000mAh of battery capacity.
    Anker PowerCore

    Small, Round, and Cheap

    While this battery pack isn't as strong as other power banks on this list, the low price and compact nature of Anker's PowerCore make it an easy choice for a backup.
    RAVPower Portable Charger

    RAVPower Quick Charging Quality

    If you want reliable quick charging, then you can't go wrong with RAVPower. This basic 20,000 mAh battery pack will get the job done, and get it done quickly.
    iMuto 30,000 mAh Portable Charger

    Big Battery for Multiple Charges

    iMuto's portable charger is one of few on the market with 30,000 mAh of power, meaning that it can charge more before needing a charge itself. However, this is not an air-travel-friendly charger, so this battery pack is for domestic use only!
    RAVPower 80W AC Portable Charger

    RAVPower Charge for Laptop and Smartphone

    Another battery pack that has an AC port, RAVPower's AC charger can power your laptop or your mobile devices, and has 20,ooo mAh capacity. It's an odd shape compared to the Morphie pack, but you can't argue with the RAVPower name!
    Energizer Ultimate Lithium Fast Charger

    Keeps Going and Going and...

    Exclusively at Best Buy, you can pick up a portable charger from Energizer, the well-known battery brand! You know that you'll get a quality charge with one of these. There are a variety of different charge amount, but I'd recommend the 20,000mAh one.

With so many battery packs on the market, you can be sure these will stand up to the test. My personal recommendation is the Aukey Basix Pro, and it’s my go-to for day-to-day use, especially with my aging phone’s slowly failing battery. I also live in an area where a hurricane or strong thunderstorm can knock my power out for an extended period of time, so a charger that uses solar power like the Goertek charger is perfect.

From there, it all depends on your preferences. If you travel a lot, Omnicharge’s power bank will be great not only for your phone but for your laptop as well. I have this power bank and trust me, I use it to charge pretty much everything as it’s hard to access a lot of my outlets. It’s great!

If you just need something that you can carry with you everywhere because you forgot to charge your phone or the battery can’t last the whole day, the Anker Powercore is super easy to pack anywhere, is cheap, and can top off your phone when you need it the most. You can’t really beat that combination!

Once you have picked up a powerbank, be sure to look at some fast chargers and power adapters too.

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Elizabeth Henges
Elizabeth Henges

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