There’s nothing worse than being on the run and finding your smartphone is out of battery. The horror of not being able to check-in on FaceBook, Intagram your dinner, or Snapchat your friends! Never fear! We’ve compiled our favorite phone chargers so you don’t have to be stranded when you’re on the go. In no particular order, here are our picks for best on-the-go phone chargers.
BlitzWolf Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0 Power Bank
At about 4 inches long, 3 inches across, and less than an inch thick, the BlitzWolf Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0 Power Bank can easily fit in a pocket, purse, or book bag, making perfect for use on the go. This power bank has a 10,400mAh capacity and is compatible with both Android and Apple devices. A full charge is generally good for about 3 phone charges and can be yours for about $25.00.
If the BlitzWolf power bank isn’t small enough for you, you may find the super slim, compact TravelCard Charger a perfect fit. Only weighing 1.9 oz and 4.7 mm thick, the TravelCard Charger is truly wallet sized. In fact, you can carry this 1500mAh charger in your wallet’s credit card sleeve. The TravelCard Charger is available in two versions, one for iPhone and one for Android, and in multiple colors. The anodized aluminum case can even be etched for a personalized touch.
ZeroLemon ToughJuice Rugged Portable Charger
Carrying a whopping 30,000mAh, the ZeroLemon ToughJuice Rugged Portable Charger is perfect for a long camping trip. This equates to about ten charges for an iPhone and seven charges for a Galaxy. Armed with a shock absorbing dual-layer plastic covering and port covers to keep out dirt, the ZeroLemon charger was designed for roughing it. The downside, it’s not waterproof and it can take up to 24 hours to fully charge.
Braven BRV-BANK Rugged Portable Battery
If you’re looking for a water resistant option, the Braven BRV-BANK Rugged Portable Battery might work for you. This charger is perfect for taking on camping or hiking trips and, when you install the BRV-BANK Remote Battery Monitor App, you can use the charger for an S.O.S. or in “Bear Mode,” which sounds an alarm and causes the flashlight to strobe, fending off unwanted visitors. At a capacity of 6,000mAh, this portable battery will charge most smartphones twice on one charge.
Anker Astro E3 Ultra Compact 10,000 mAh Portable Charger
The Anker Astro E3 charger is lightweight, compact, and about the same size of a smartphone for easy use on the go. The Anker Astro E3 has two ports so you can charge more than one device at the same time and it carries enough power to charge iPhones about four times and Android phones twice.
Aukey Quick Charge 2.0 Portable External Battery Fast Charger
Like the Anker Astro E3, the Aukey Quick Charge has a 10,000 mAh capacity but it also supports Quick Charge 2.0 to charge devices with quick charging capability at lightning fast speeds, perfect for those who don’t have time to wait for a dead phone to charge. A Galaxy S6 can be fully charged in as little as 90 minutes and 2.5 times before you’ll need to recharge the Aukey Quick Charge.
Nomad Road Trip Car Charger and Battery
The Nomad Road Trip charger is great for those always on the road. The Nomad Road Trip charger is a portable charger which has a 12V car socket plug on one end and a two USB outputs on the other. The charger will charge your phone and itself when plugged into your car. Once you get to your location, you can take the Nomad Road Trip charger with you for use outside of the car.
With so many options for portable phone chargers, you never have to be stranded with a dead smartphone. Which will you decide to buy?
– By Jordan Davis, Contributor @JordanKDavis_