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The Best Power Bank to Travel With

Portable power banks are almost necessary for travel. Find one that doesn’t take up too much room while providing the power you need.

October 21, 2020
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Your portable charger shouldn’t be bigger and clunkier than your smart phone. Shutterstock

Whether you’re going on a long road trip, a cross-globe adventure or maybe even just a trip to the beach, a portable power bank has almost become necessary in today’s electronics-saturated world. Here are the best, most portable battery chargers around.

Anker Portable Charger, PowerCore Essential 20000mAh Power Bank with PowerIQ Technology and USB-C (Input Only), High-Capacity External Battery Pack Compatible with iPhone, Samsung, iPad, and More.
When traveling light, the goal should be to have one device that handles phones and tablets from different brands. Anker

Portable chargers are great because they can help charge just about any and all electronics you have, whether it’s a phone or a tablet.

Mini Portable Charger Battery 10000mAh Power Bank USB External Battery Packs with Dual USB Output 2.1A for iPhone IPad Samsung Tablet [UL Certified Wall Charger Included] TININ, T096
The last thing you want is to bog down your pockets, so it helps to have a device so small you’ll barely notice it. Tinin

Perhaps the best quality about portable chargers is their portability. Depending on the charger, you’ll sometimes be able to charge your devices to full power multiple times without ever needing to stop for an outlet in a wall.

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Triple USB Outputs Super Slim Power Bank Ultra Thin, Attom Tech 5000mAh Mini Portable Charger External Phone Battery Pack Small Dual USB Outlet, Emergency Phone Power Backup
A device so thin might seem too good to be true, but you’ll be thrilled with how well it performs. Attom Tech

If you need to slide one a charger into your pocket, find one that’s thin and not overly bulky. Not only do bulkier chargers make you a target for thieves on the road, but there’s also more of a chance your over-encumbered pockets could accidentally squeeze out one of your items.

TNTOR 5000mAh Ultra Thin Power Bank Wallet Charger [only 6mm] Compact External Slim Battery Charger for Android & iPhone
Don’t just look at size. Speed matters, too. TNTOR

Portable chargers are also useful because of the speed with which they charge devices. No more waiting upward of an hour for your phone to charge halfway before you can leave the hotel room, for example.

Dual USB Output Super Slim Power Bank Ultra Thin, Attom Tech 3000mAh Portable Charger Mini External Phone Battery Pack Small Dual Outlet,Emergency Phone Power Backup
Looks can be deceiving, so don’t just assume that it has to be large to provide the most juice. Attom Tech

When it comes to these thin portable chargers, size doesn’t always matter. As batteries and chargers evolve, they become slimmer and ultimately make it easier on us.

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