Backpacking through Europe or Asia may make it difficult for you to settle in one place for long enough to charge your laptop, phone or tablet. Power banks are one of the essential travel products for international travel, especially those who don’t want to sit still in one place for too long.
We’ve checked out tons of power banks, and have concluded that the following 10 are the best ones you could choose from when shopping online.
KOJOTON 16000mAh Portale Solar Charger
This is the power bank you pick if you’re going camping in the middle of nowhere. The single crystal 1.2W solar panel in the KOJOTON 16000mAh Portale Solar Charger means you don’t need a power outlet to recharge it.
The manufacturer made it user friendly for different situations. You can use the built in LED light as a torch or to send SOS signals over a long distance. It caters for all your devices as well, since you can pick the USB port most suitable:
-A 5V/1A that’s applicable to Smartphones
-The 5V/2.1A that’s powerful enough for tablets
All of this is encased in a shell that protects against water, dust and shock. It even has a handy hook so you can easily hang it wherever you need it.
Jackery Mini 3350mAh Portable Charger
This is one of the smallest units we placed on this list. However, its size of 0.9” x 0.4” x 0.9” is only one of the reasons you’ll love it. The Jackery Mini 3350mAh charger is ideal to pop in your bag or even your pocket when you travel. It’s small enough to fit in your hands, but just because it’s small, don’t think it doesn’t have impressive features.
The 3350mAh power capability is strong enough to give most Smartphones and even tablets a complete charge. Just note that your purchase doesn’t include the Apple Lightning Charging Cable.
The unit itself also recharges fast which helps if you won’t be in your hotel room for long. It will also protect itself and your devices with its Overcharge and Overvoltage Protection features. The exterior is made of aluminum strong enough to withstand hard handling that’s inevitable when traveling.
RAVPower 23000mAh Portable Charger 4.5A DC Output External Battery Pack
If you’re after power though, the RAVPower 23000mAh Portable Charger should be in your travel bag. This unit can power up devices multiple times—an iPhone up to 12 times—before it needs a recharge.
It can even provide power to three devices at the same time and it will adjust its output according to each device you plug in. This ranges between 5V and 20V and yes, it’s got enough power to even charge your laptop. With this unit you’ll never fall behind with work again.
Despite its many capabilities it’s still compact at 6.81” x 0.87” x 3.19”, so you’ll easily find space in your luggage for this one.
Anker Portable Charger PowerCore 20100mAh – Ultra High Capacity Power Bank
If 10 000 000 users trust this brand, perhaps it’s time you get an Anker Portable Charger PowerCore 20100mAh too. It’s only 6.7” x 2.4” x 0.9” big so it will fit in your pocket, but it’s strong enough to recharge an iPhone seven times.
Recharging will be quick even if you use old cables because the unit can compensate for cable resistance. And you know how sensitive some devices’ batteries can be. Luckily through PowerIQ Technology the Anker power bank will identify the connected device and adjust delivered charge accordingly. You’ll also love that you can charge two devices simultaneously.
Just note that the device itself takes some time to recharge. With a 2A charger it will still charge for around 10 hours.
Poweradd Apple Lightning Portable Power Bank, Poweradd Pilot 4GS 12000mAh External Battery Charger
How about recharging your iPhone in under 60 minutes even if you’re nowhere near a power outlet? That’s possible with the Apple Lightning Portable Power Bank that can deliver up to 3A to each of its three ports.
This power is possible thanks to the 12000mAh capacity. What’s more is it can complete this recharging multiple times before it runs flat:
-Four times for an iPhone 6
-Two times for an iPad Mini
And no more cumbersome equipment if you pick this one from this list. It’s the same size as the iPhone 6s so you can easily carry it while charging your phone. And if you were wondering: Yes, it will work for your Android devices too.
Portable Travel Charger for iPhone X,iPhone 8/8 Plus, Bonai 5800mAh Power Bank
Not the smallest, but one of the more compact ones on this list, the Portable Travel Charger Bonai 5800mAh Power Bank weighs in at only 4.8oz. It won’t weigh your luggage down and its 5800mAh capacity can recharge some phones such as the iPhone 6s up to two times.
The interior is designed to prevent problems such as overheating or over charging so your devices won’t get damaged while on charge. It also identifies the item you plug in so it provides power at the correct speed.
When it runs out of power you’ll only need six hours to recharge it, so put it on charge while you sleep and you’ll have power to last you throughout the next day.
Portable Charger Jackery Bar 6000mAh Pocket-sized External Battery Pack Fast charger Power Bank
Here’s another power bank that makes life easier. This Jackery Bar 6000mAh Pocket-sized external battery pack has a torch feature so you can find your way in the dark. Use the light as guide to plug in your phone to the 6000mAh battery.
You can recharge most mobile phones more than once and an iPhone 8 even 2.4 times. That’s a lot of power for such a small device. At 1.8” x 3.8” x 0.9” it easily fits in your hand and weighing only 5.5oz you’ll find it comfortable to carry if you need to carry it while charging your phone.
It won’t ever damage your phone because it automatically shuts down when the device is fully charged. The device itself takes seven to 10 hours to recharge, which is a bit long, but this is still a worthwhile purchase if you can carry so much power in such a small unit.
Bonai Power Bank Stripe 10,000mAh Portable Charger External Battery
With the Bonai Power Bank Stripe you get an upgrade on the brand’s previous models.
Firstly you’re assured of safe charging because the unit has safeguards to prevent short circuits or over charging. It will automatically switch off in these circumstances or even if you forgot to turn it off and it’s not in use. This way it saves its power for when you need it.
When you do use it you can power up to two devices thanks to the two USB outlets and its 10 000mAh capacity with 2A output is strong enough to power tablets as well.
All of this is housed in a 5.5” x 2.3” x 0.9” casing which is a handy size to keep in your hand, pocket or your luggage. The brand also makes it user friendly because lights clearly signal when it’s fully charged and Bonai added an LED flashlight when you need to use this in the dark.
PISEN 20000mAh Portable Phone Charger
In the PISEN 20000mAh portable phone charger you see technology put to exceptional use. Firstly PISEN makes the unit easy to use because the LCD display shows you exactly how much power is left. No more playing the guessing game with blinking lights. Simply read the power level on the screen.
Secondly this device has remarkable charging capabilities. An iPhone 7 can be recharged seven times before you’ll need to recharge the power bank itself. Note that you need 10 hours to recharge it. It’s slightly bigger than the average Smartphone at 3.27” x 6.34” x 0.9” and weighs over 1lb, but still compact enough to easily put in your luggage.
If you’re after style as well as practicality, you’ll love the leather cloak exterior. This also prevents it accidentally slipping out of your hand when distracted by your travel experiences. As the brand that made some of the first power banks in history, you can see PISEN has experience and insight into what clients need.
DBPOWER 26400mAh Laptop Power Bank, AC Outlet Portable Power Bank Travel Charger
This is the bulkiest unit on this list but we picked the DBPOWER 26400mAh for travel usage because of its power. You’ll be able to charge two devices at once and it can power up an iPhone up to eight times. If you’re not sure where your travels will take you, this is the kind of power source you need with you.
And here’s the best of it all. It’s not limited to powering Smartphones. Do you have a Mac, a drone or even household appliances that need power? Anything requiring up to 80W now has a power solution. If this is what you pick you’ll need a 7.6” x 12.1” x 2.5” space in your luggage.
Did you find the one that matches your travel requirements? Enjoy never seeing the dreaded ‘Low Battery’ icon on your phone again.
Getting stuck without charge and power supply during your travels is never a pleasant experience, especially when you are travelling to a place you have never visited before.
However, thanks to the modern power supply and energy storage solutions and products you will no longer have to experience such unpleasant moments.