Best Portable Phone Chargers

Best Portable Phone Chargers

by Kurt Knutsson

It happens to me more often than I want to admit.  My phone and I are on the go and I watch the battery drain faster than expect and my day runs longer than I had planned.

You too, right?  You’re out and about the entire day and your phone just prompted you to go into “low battery mode”. For these times, I always carry a portable battery with me wherever I go.  It is one of my favorite accessories for the mobile phone and gets more use than a plug-in charger.

There are a number of great backup battery chargers to throw in your go bag, here are the best picks that I know work.

Apple iPhone Battery Pack

Apple Magnetic Battery Charger
This new MagSafe magnetic extra battery for all iPhone 12 models and later can be used with or without a case and wirelessly charges an iPhone on the go. Plug it in when home, or lay it on a wireless Qi charger and it recharges both the battery pack and your iPhone 12 or later.

Keeps kids from losing chargers and cables since none are needed while away from home. Now we just need to make sure they don’t lose the new battery pack!

Amazon reports that it is seeing an 86% rise in people equipping themselves with cases for consumer electronics as more and more Americans are returning to a more active life away from home.


Anker Portable Charger for iPhone, Android & Samsung

Anker Portable Charger
At this price and at this moment, it’s no wonder this portable extra battery to charge your phone has become a best seller on the top ten list online.

Say hello to the Anker Portable Charger.  This PowerCore Slim 10,000mAh Battery Pack will do high-speed PowerIQ charging for iPhone, Android, Samsung Galaxy and tablets.

When I see 28,000+ positive reviews I take notice and look to see why this is getting so much engagement online. What I found is a very well made, .57 inch slim extra battery to take on the go that gives my iPhone two and a quarter charges, 1.6 charges on the Galaxy S20 and 1.2 charges on average for the iPad Mini.

I love this extra portable battery and also have started buying the $35 USB-C version that delivers 20W power in black, blue and green colors.


Apple iPhone Magnetic Wireless Charger from Anker

Anker 521 Magnetic Battery
A nearly half the price of Apple’s recently introduced MagSafe Battery Pack, this Anker Magnetic Wireless Charger gives you 5,000mHh power with a USB-C cable.

Already 3,000+ reviews place it a hair shy of 5 out of 5 stars.  What I love is the snap and go technology that offers the most convenient wireless charging.   On the performance side of things, its 5W charging rate works great with all versions of iPhone 12 and later that have MagSafe charging.

With an 18-month warranty its hard to resist this great accessory for anyone who has any version of iPhone 12 or later model phones.


TravelCard slim charger

They call this the TG90 Portable Charger and I call it slim enough to squeeze into my wallet. This ultra slim power bank has both iPhone lightning and USB-C built-in cables. You will love being out and about and suddenly realizing you just need to pull out the TravelCard instead of see your low power alert turn into a dead disconnect moment while on the go. Find it here on Amazon.


Universal 3-in-1 charger cable

My iPad takes the smaller USB-C plug, the iPhone takes a lightning plug, and everything else takes the micro USB plug. That means I need to cart around 3 different cables right? Not anymore with the Spigen DuraSync 3 in 1 universal cable. Someone got smart and made one end compatible with everything mobile. I love that its MFI certified to work with Apple devices and the cable length is spot on at 4.9 feet designed with a durable braided cable meant to last.  Find it here on Amazon.

In addition to these battery chargers, follow these easy steps to keep your phone charged even longer.


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