The best power banks of 2018: portable chargers to keep your gadgets going

Do you find your phone battery often dies before the end of the day? If so, you should buy a portable charger so you can keep it pumped up with battery while on the go.

We’ve put together a selection of great portable power banks that you can get right now. We’ve got options no matter what you’re looking for.

Whether you’re looking for a high capacity battery, slim design, lots of ports or something that can charge up both your phone and your laptop at the same time, we’ve got you covered.

 

1) Anker PowerCore 20,100 power bank

A whole 20,100mAh to play with

HUGE battery size
High speed charging

You’ve likely heard of Anker, and this is one of the company’s best portable chargers. It comes with a huge 20,100mAh battery inside, meaning this will be able to charge up your phone or tablet multiple times before it needs a recharge.

It also comes with high-speed charging for your devices if they use PowerIQ or VoltageBoost. It won’t be able to use Qualcomm’s QuickCharge technology, but it’ll still boost your device when you’re on the go.

 

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2) AUKEY Power Bank 20,000mAh

 

Charge two at a time

Large battery capacity
Two USB ports

If the Anker isn’t right for you, our next choice is the Aukey 20,000mAh battery pack. It features two ports so you can charge both your phone and your tablet at the same time and also has a light to show you how much battery charge is leftover.

The blocky design may not be for everyone, but this portable charger should be able to charge your phone and other gadgets a few times over with such a high capacity cell inside.

 

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3) iMuto 30,000mAh power bank

 

Three ports and 30,000mAh

Large capacity
Three USB ports

If you’re looking for an even larger capacity charger than the option above you may want to go for the iMuto Ultra High Capacity portable charger. It offers a 30,000mAh capacity that will be able to charge your average smartphone over six times and still have some charger left.

It can also charge some MacBooks and laptops too, but you may want to make sure it will be compatible with your computing option before you buy it. Considering the price though, you’ll struggle to find a 30,000mAh charger for this little.

4) RAVPower 22,000mAh power bank

 

 

Three ports, but slimmer than the iMuto

Three ports
Surprisingly portable

Another high capacity portable charger here for you and this time it’s from RAVPower with a 22,000mAh option. The design is similar to the Anker and Aukey made options above, and while it doesn’t include as much capacity as the iMuto one it does have a much slimmer design.

You have three ports here so you can charge multiple gadgets at the same time and it’ll have enough capacity to be able to charge both a mobile and an iPad or tablet from 0% too.

 

5) Xiaomi 10,000mAh Power Bank Pro

 

 

A slim, well-crafted portable charger

Portable, metal-clad design
Works for micro USB and USB-C devices

Xiaomi has a hand in some unexpected sectors of technology, including audio and portable chargers. But don’t sleep on either, as it’s onto something worth checking out.

During our testing, its 10,000mAh Power Bank provided good results, both in terms of its portability and charging potential. While not the fastest charger out there, it was able to charge our Google Pixel 2 in a little over two hours. Thankfully, it’s discreet enough that you can bring it with you just about everywhere to plug in when necessary.

It’s not rare for a power bank to come with a charging cable, but we appreciate that this one has been built with care to suit both micro USB and USB-C users with the same cable, as seen in the above gallery.