The Ten Best Portable Chargers

The 10 Best Portable Chargers

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If you own a smartphone or tablet, chances are that it’s power will run dry the moment you need it most. Instead of living the best years of your life close to an electrical outlet in anticipation of this tragedy, consider investing in a portable charger to keep your devices charged and ready to go at a moment’s notice. Whether you’re looking for a charger that can power your smartphone for days on end during a week-long trip into the great outdoors or something more portable that can offer a quick charge till you make it home after a long day at work, we’ve got you covered. Here’s our list of the ten best portable chargers to keep your devices charged and fully functional, in no particular order.

Mophie Powerstation XL Portable Charger

Mophie Powerstation XL

While not the most portable charger on the market, Mophie’s Powerstation XL is one of the longest lasting battery packs available today making it an ideal portable charger for a long trip to your vacation spot or a few days roughing it in no-man’s land. It houses a 12,000mAh internal rechargeable battery that can recharge two iPads simultaneously or one smartphone up to 8 times via the included micro USB cable. BUY IT

Fluxmob BOLT Portable Charger

Fluxmob BOLT

Effectively killing two birds with one stone is the BOLT portable charger, the world’s smallest combination battery backup plus wall charger that was designed to replace your existing factory wall charger. It features a 3,000mAh internal rechargeable battery that can charge most any smartphone twice during the day via USB, charge status indicator lights, and fold-out prongs that eliminate the need for an extra cable when recharging your device or the BOLT’s battery via an outlet. BUY IT

JunoJumpr Portable Charger

JUNOJUMPR

Car batteries and smartphones share a common problem. They both die on you the moment you realize you’re late for work or need to make an important call. A unique, viable solution is the Jumpr by Juno Power. This lightweight, portable power pack boasts a 6,000mAh rechargeable battery that not only charges your smartphone or tablet with ease, but can also jumpstart most dead car batteries thanks to a 12-volt output at 300 amps and included jumper cables. BUY IT

Anker 2nd Gen Astro3 12000mAh External Battery Charger with PowerIQ Technology

Anker 2nd Gen Astro3 with PowerIQ

This new portable charger from Anker is touted as the smartest external battery pack on the market thanks to its trademarked PowerIQ technology, which enables it to identify the specific device plugged into it and charges it accordingly. Its 12,000mAh battery outputs an industry-leading 4 Amps, rendering it capable of charging an iPhone six times or a Galaxy S4 up to four times on a single charge. BUY IT

Fuel Micro Charger

Fuel Micro Charger

Considered to be the world’s smallest phone charger, the Fuel Micro Charger is roughly the size of a quarter, can be easily carried on your keychain or in your pocket, is crafted from durable aluminum, and will give your smart phone 20-30 minutes of extra juice thanks to a built-in 220mA battery and micro USB connector. BUY IT

Mophie Powerstation Pro Portable Battery Charger

Mophie Powerstation Pro

If you’re planning a camping trip or other activities outdoors, then the Mophie Powerstation Pro Portable Charger is a logical choice. It features an IP65 rating and a rubberized case that renders it impact resistant, water resistant, and dust-proof while a 6,000mAh battery will keep your smartphone charged for several days. BUY IT

HyperJuice Plug Portable Charger

HyperJuice Plug

Designed for long-term charging capabilities, the HyperJuice Plug Portable Charger boasts a high capacity 18,000mAh battery pack and dual USB ports that can charge smartphones or tablets simultaneously several times over. Additional features include an aluminum housing, a retractable wall plug for recharging the device, and a 5 level LED battery life indicator. BUY IT

Mophie Power Reserve With Lightning Connector

Mophie Power Reserve With Lightning Connector

Charging an iPhone 5 or 5S on the go typically means carrying an extra USB cord with you to get the job done. Now you can ditch the cord and the tangled mess that accompanies it with Mophie’s new Power Reserve With Lightning Connector ($50). It features a built-in Lightning Connector for directly charging your iPhone 5, 5S, or 5C without a USB cord, an ultra-portable design that can easily be carried on your keychain or in your pocket, and a 1,350mAh internal battery that can quickly bring your phone back from the dead when you’re nowhere near an outlet. BUY IT

ibattz Battstation Optimus Portable Charger

iBattz Battstation Optimus

You’ll forget what an outlet even looks like after using the iBattz Battstation Optimus for a few days. Its high capacity 20,400 battery is the same Panasonic cell that powers select electric cars and can provide up to eight complete phone charges or two tablet charges as well as simultaneously charge two devices via dual USB ports. Also included is a built-in emergency LED flashlight. BUY IT

Jackery Giant+ High Capacity Portable Charger

Jackery Giant+ High Capacity Charger

Compatible with most any smartphone on the market, the Jackery Giant+ High Capacity Charger features dual USB ports, LED charge status indicators, a built-in 700-hour LED flashlight, and a 12,000mAh battery pack that is good for 5-6 smartphone charges or a full iPad charge. The Jackery Giant+ also sports advanced Lock technology that keeps the charger in standby mode for up to six months of inactivity. BUY IT

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