21 Best Portable Phone Chargers

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While there may be a few things more exciting than a fully charged battery, knowing you have the power to get where you're going is a major source of contentment. The reverse, of course, is terribly stressful. We've all wished we had a portable charger handy when our phones are on 1 percent.

Nowadays, we need our phones just to survive. It’s more than calling or texting. How do we order an Uber when we’re stranded if we don’t have that connection or full battery life?

That’s what makes buying the best portable charger an absolute must for anyone. And, surprisingly, they're pretty affordable.

1. STM Goods Wireless Powerbank

This wireless charger is compatible with your iPhone, Samsung, or other Qi enabled device. The unit also features a standard USB-A port to charge other digital devices with your cable. Convenient suction cups provide the ability to attach the PowerBank to your device for portability. 

(Check prices and reviews on Amazon)

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2. myCharge Portable Charger Power Bank

The Hub Universal 6700 (mAh) charger provides up to 4x extra battery life for devices and features built-in Apple Lightning and USB-C charging cords as well as built-in wall prongs on the back to directly recharge the unit. With this charger, users don’t have to worry about packing all of the cables needed to recharge devices and their power banks.

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3. Skyroam Solis X WiFi Smartspot and Mobile Hotspot/Power Bank

So much more than just a portable charger, this is also an international wifi hotspot while on the go. Travel light and have all your devices in one place!

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4. Mophie Powerstation XXL External Battery

Rechargeable 20,000mAh universal battery, triple-tested battery ensures peak performance and safe operation with 2.1 amp output-charge smartphones or tablets and slim, easy-to-carry design and aluminum finish.

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5. PlusUs Lifecard Lightning External Battery

Keep your Lightning-compatible device charged on the go with this battery that's as thick as three credit cards for easy storage.

(Nordstrom, $49.99)

6. Native Union Drop Wireless Charging Pad

Charge your device on a wireless docking pad designed with a textured silicone nest to hold it steady, while preventing overheating that affects charging speed.

(Nordstrom, $59.99)

7. Anker PowerCore 5000 Portable Charger

Contains 5,000mAh of power, enough to provide over an entire replacement charge for iPhone X and Samsung Galaxy S9, or almost 2 charges for iPhone 8. The portable charger's remarkably small, tubular design slides easily next to your phone in any pocket or bag.

(Walmart, $17.99)

8. Tripp Lite Portable 1-Port USB Battery Charger

Provides up to 5V, 1A for charging mobile devices with LEDs indicate remaining battery capacity. Charges devices at maximum output up to 5.2 hours. Includes USB Micro-B charging cable and allso functions as a convenient LED flashlight.

(Walmart, $28.68)

9. Jackery Bolt Power Bank with Lightning Cable 

A powerful 6,000mAh battery charger fully charges an iPhone 6/7/8 up to two times within 1.5 hours or an iPhone 6 Plus/7 Plus/8 Plus up to one and half times within 2 hours, or an iPhone X/Xs up to 1.4 times within 2.5 hours.

(Walmart, $56)

10. 4XEM Portable Solar Charger

Containing a 2,600mAh lithium-polymer power bank, the 4XEM Solar Charger charges your 30 Pin Apple iDevices and other mobile devices via solar energy or its computer USB port.

(Walmart, $38.54)

11. Aluratek 8000 mAh Portable Battery Charger with LED Flashlight

The APB02F utilizes the latest in lithium-ion rechargeable battery technology offering superior 8,000mAh power capacity with 5V/2.1A output and dual USB charging ports. Small enough to fit in your pocket, this lightweight and portable battery charger is perfect for on-the-go charging.

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12. Lexon Oslo Energy Wireless Charging Pad & Bluetooth Speaker

Quickly and easily charge your device with this combination charging pad and Bluetooth speaker that offers easy use and an attractive package.

(Nordstrom, $69.99)

13. Courant Catch1 Wireless Charger

Rich, pebble-grain Italian leather elevates a stylish charger that offers wireless convenience.

(Nordstrom, $80)

14. Tumi Luggage Tag Lightning Power Bank

You'll never fear when that dreaded low-battery alert appears with this dual-function luggage tag that's an essential for the digitally connected traveler.

(Nordstrom, $75)

15. Aibocn Power Bank 10,000mAh External Battery Charger with Flashlight 

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Handheld size but high capacity, it has a unique Anti-Fingerprints design. Double USB Port allows for simultaneous charging of your iPad, iPhone, Android, and more at high speed.

(Walmart, $12.99)

16. Belkin 10K mAh Pocket Power Portable Power Bank

A universal USB-A 2.4 amp port delivers up to 5V to quickly and safely charge devices like smartwatches, fitness bands, headphones, speakers, action cameras, and Bluetooth-enabled devices. A 5V 2.0 amp input allows the power bank to recharge quickly between uses. 

(Target, $34.99)

17. MyCharge Simple Power in Rose Gold

The new 2,200mAh Simple Power portable charger ensures an extra charge is always within reach. Compact and complete with a carabiner, the Simple Power charger is perfect for clipping to your keychain, backpack or purse. 

(Target, $14.99)

18. heyday 10,000mAh Slim Power Bank

Keep your devices charged with the Slim Power Bank from heyday™. With a capacity of 10,000 milliamp hours, this portable charger is perfect for charging your phone, tablet and the like. 

(Target, $34.99)

19. Lumina 10,000mAh Ultra Compact Portable Charger

This one comes with 2 USB output ports, quick recharge, and it’s as thin as some of the cards in your wallet.

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20. RavPower 10,000mAh Portable Charge

This charger is very compact, but strong enough to charge an iPhone 7 Plus up to 2.1 times, a Galaxy S8 up to 2.0 times, and an iPad mini 4 about 1.2 times.

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21. Monoprice Select Plus USB Power Bank

Easy to read LED status indicator shows your power level and recharges in 6.5 hours with the included micro USB cable. What you get: simple frustration free packaging, micro USB cable, built-in emergency LED, quick start guide, friendly customer service, and Monoprice's hassle free 1 year warranty. 

(Walmart, $39.99)

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Aly Walansky is a NY-based lifestyles writer who focuses on health, wellness, and relationships. Her work appears in dozens of digital and print publications regularly. Visit her on Twitter or email her.

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