Our ULTIMATE guide to power banks!
Is there anything worse than being on the go and seeing the battery life on your device getting lower throughout the day? We’ve put together a guide on the best portable chargers, so you never have to have a dead phone battery again!
Power banks, in all shapes and sizes, have burst onto the market and are a popular item for smartphone users to have to help tackle being without any phone battery, especially in those emergency situations!
To understand which charger is the best, you need to be aware of the power capacity of phone chargers. Battery is measured in units, milliamp hours to be precise (mAh). The larger the unit of mAh, the more a portable charger can hold and therefore the longer it can charge your device for!
You could split the capacities of the power capacity into three categories; low, medium and high.
Low power capacity:
Lower power capacity models tend to be under 5,000mAh and are inexpensive. If you need something in case of emergencies this should be your go-to portable charger. These will be smaller than other models, which means it will be handy to keep in your pocket or your bag.
We recommend the Belkin 4,000mAh power bank with dual USB charging, available in black, blue and pink.
Medium power capacity:
The medium power capacity is definitely one you should reach for when you need it for a bit longer than a top up charge. They have a capacity of between 5,000 and 9999mAh and tend to be a little less kind to your piggy bank. They have extra features that the lower power capacity chargers don’t have! You’ll be able to get extra ports so you can charge more than one device at the same time.
We recommend the Anker Astro Ultra Compact Portable Charger available in 5200mAh and 6700mAh and in black, white, red and blue. It is super compact, it can easily fit in your pocket or bag!
High power capacity:
This category is the king of power banks, and as you might expect, these premium chargers come with a premium price! Whether you are working out the office all day or going to a festival, rest assured your high capacity power bank will have your back. These models tend to be over 10,000mAh. Remember, these models tend to be bulky and heavy, so think about how you are going to transport them around!
We recommend we recommend the JUICE long weekender with 10,500mAh. It comes in four colours which included black, blue, pink and white. It says it will provide you with four full charges and you can charge two devices at a time.