You might have read recently that by 2020, 70% of the world’s population will own a smart phone. It’s safe to say that the market for portable power banks isn’t going anywhere, and in a time when our phones hold all of our important information, you don’t want to lose the keys to the kingdom mid-day. Let’s talk about some of the best Powerbanks on offer right now.
1. Anker PowerCore+ 20100 USB-C – $65.99
This product is coming in at number one for a couple reasons. First, because of it includes USB-C connectivity. USB-C is an emerging connection type that will soon replace all micro USB, USB-A, and other proprietary type connections. The newest Macbooks use USB-C. New Cell phones use USB-C. It’s important and this charger has it. It also has a 20100mAh capacity which is big enough to charge your phone 5 times over.
2. Xiaomi 10000mAh Mi Power Bank Pro – $34.99
Xiaomi is an up-and-coming tech company from China. Early on in their life-cycle, Xiaomi was mostly noted for creating cheap, decent quality apple lookalikes. Nowadays, Xiaomi is hitting it out of the park with good quality products and great values. The Xiaomi 10000mAh Mi Power Bank Pro has USB-C, and quick charging which allows it to charge from 0-100% in 3 1/2 hours.
3. Zendure A2 Portable Charger 6700mAh – $29.95
If you’re a little too squeamish to order and use Chinese products, here is another charger in a similar price range to the Xiaomi power bank. Remember how we talked about the great value of Xiaomi products? This power bank really highlights that. This is a good option; it is small, light, and highly durable. Unfortunately it lacks USB-C or quick charging. Still, if you are looking for a bombproof (please don’t test that) power bank, this is your ticket.
Honorable Mention: Away – The Carry-On – $225
You probably clicked that link and said “But…that’s luggage?”. Yes it is! However, The Carry-On suitcase sports a 10000mAh portable power bank on the back with two plug options, normal speed and high speed charging.