While our smartphones and other mobile devices have continued to get thinner, lighter, and more efficient, there are still times when we could use a little extra battery life. The market for portable chargers has offered us a variety of options ranging from the ultra-portable to the ultra-powerful. Here, we’ve collected our favorite portable chargers that fit a variety of categories.
Lots of Power with Built-In Lightning and Micro USB Cables
The Jackery Bolt 6,000 mAh Ultra-Compact External Battery is great for those of us who always live in fear that they’re smartphone is going to die while on the road. It provides enough juice to charge most smartphones two to three times over before it needs recharging. It also has built-in Lightning and Micro USB cables so you don't have to worry about carrying wires.
- Built-in Lighting and micro-USB cables in addition to a USB port allows you to charge up to 3 devices at once.
- Includes a built-in flashlight for convenience.
- Easy to carry in your pocket or bag.
One of the Slimmest Portable Chargers on the Market
The Flux Portable Charger is a sleek powerful 4000mAh power bank with a smooth aluminum finish that comes with built-in cords for iPhone and Android. You can also charge cameras, iPads, headphones, laptops and anything with a USB, microUSB or Lightning port.
- Beautifully engineered with premium aluminum and is slim enough to slide into your pocket
- Two built-in cords compatible with all iPhone Lightning models, micro-USB Android models
- Charge all of your devices including Smartphones, Headphones, Tablets, and more
An Apple-Certified Lightning Cable with a Built-In Battery
The Jackery Jewel iPhone Charger is the world's first Apple-Certified Lightning cable with a built-in battery. By having a 450mAh built-in battery, this means that once your iPhone charged, you the cable will actually hold onto a little bit of charge so that you can keep your phone going for a few more hours. It's a pretty nifty idea in a pretty cool device.
- Get 20 percent extra battery power when you're on the go
- Stay charged for up to 3 extra hours within only 20 minutes of charging time
- 18 month warranty
Juice Up Your Watch and iPhone While On the Go
Being able to charge your Watch and your iPhone in a super compact device makes this our favorite portable chargers for those who wear an Apple Watch daily.
- Built-in magnetic charging module, charge Apple Watch from 0% to 100% within 1 hour
- 4000mAh lithium battery solely charges Apple Watch for more than 10 times, can charge Apple Watch and iPhone simultaneously
- Led indicator shows the status of charging and discharging
- 18 month limited hassle-free warranty
A Budget-Friendly Portable Charger with Enough Juice To Power Your Phone Nearly Two Times
With its palm-friendly size and enough capacity for around two full phone charges, the Anker Astro E1 is one of the world’s most popular portable chargers. Slip it into your pocket, completely forget it’s there, then take it out for a boost when you’re running low on power.
- Detects your device to deliver its fastest possible charge speed up to 2 amps
- Add almost two full charges to an iPhone 7 or 6s
- The size of a small candy bar, it fits perfectly in your pocket
An All-in-Power Power Beast
An ultra-capacity and lightweight solution, the River mobile power station is perfect in various situations. This including when camping, hunting, rv-ing, road tripping, and more.
- Includes 11 output ports including four USB, two Type-C USB, two DC 6mm, two AC (300W total output), and 1 12V car port
- Look for special bundles on Ecoflow website
A Premium Solar Charger With a Huge Battery
The Solartab is unlike any other portable solar charging or backup battery solution on the market. A truly unique product featuring great design, a high-capacity internal battery and a built-in cover that ensures maximum sun exposure at all times. And a solar panel large and powerful enough to charge even your tablet.
- Super efficient 5.5W solar panel.
- 13,000mAH built-in battery, perfect for iPad, iPhone, and more.
- 2A dual-USB that detects your device so it charges at maximum speed.
- Integrated protective cover and stand that increases solar efficiency.
Charging your iOS device doesn't have to be boring
With Toddy Gear's lineup of stylish deluxe smart chargers, you'll never be left offline. Each charger features a 7000mAh battery for superior performance. Available in multiple styles.
- Compatible with smartphones, tablets, and wearables that support charging via 5V/1A and 5V/2.1A USB interface
- Dual USB ports, ideal for charging two devices at once
- Glossy, mirror-like finish
- Slim, elegant, and powerful for on-the-go charging
- Digital LED indicators to display remaining power
Recharge Your Favorite Devices Many Times Over
If you are in need of a monster charge, then look no further. The RAVPower 26800mAh External Battery Charger provides the charge you need and then some. Strap your devices in and prepare for an electrifying dose of power – charge an iPhone 7 ten times over; an iPhone 7 over six times, or an iPad Air twice all on a single charge.
- 3 USB ports for a total current output of 5.5A
- External battery pack that retains 70-80% of its capacity after 500 charge cycle
- Charge your iPhone 7 over 9 times
One Charger that Can Recharge Your Devices and Jump Your Car Battery
Make sure you and your loved ones can get home when stranded or in a bind. This Anker Car Jump Starter will jump your 3L gasoline or 2.5L diesel engine around fifteen times on a single charge. On top of that, you can also use this to recharge your favorite devices on the road. Nothing dies!
- 10000mAh battery recharges in just 3 hours using the included chargers
- Small enough to store in your glove box with 2X USB charging ports
- 18 month warranty
Lightweight, Extra Power
The Powercell 3015c is a 3000mAh portable battery with built-in Apple Lightning cable. Features an on/off button with LED battery indicator light and provides 12 additional hours of talk time.
- Provides 12 additional hours of talk time, 10 hours of internet and video playback, and 50 hours of audio time
- Lightweight anodized aluminum housing