Not all external batteries or portable chargers are the same. There are some very cheap models and some quite expensive, and like any other type of tech product, sometimes you will pay more for the brand.
However, in some cases the price offers more: more charging power, more USB outputs or a more design. premium. It will all depend on your needs and, most importantly, how much money you want to end up spending.
On the other hand, we understand that design and charging power are two of the most important factors to consider, but we can go further and ask ourselves if we want accessories like an LCB screen, resistance to water. water or even solar recharging.
We have had the opportunity to personally test different models of portable batteries or chargers to bring you our selection of what we consider to be the best you can buy right now.
Anker PowerCore Essential 20,000 PD
Anker is one of the brands we trust the most when it comes to choosing freight products. The truth is, this 20,000mAh power bank is a pretty good value at that capacity.
The 345.5g Essential is a black plastic brick, although relatively compact for the amount of energy it can hold. It has a textured upper surface which improves grip in the hand, as well as the overall appearance.
We’re happy to find assistance with power delivery, but keep in mind this is only up to 18W, so not enough to charge a USB-C laptop. Still, for quickly charging a phone or tablet, it’s a useful device.
A full-size USB outlet using Anker’s PowerIQ smart charging algorithm is connected to a USB-C port which is both input and output.
At the top is a power button with four built-in LEDs that reveal the remaining capacity, and it can be used to enter a trickle charge mode suitable for smartwatches and headphones.
The box includes a USB-C to USB-C cable and a soft mesh case, which is nice, as does the 18-month warranty.
Ugreen 10000 mAh mini charger
This Ugreen model convinced us for several reasons: the first, its 10,000 mAh of power will allow you to charge a phone like the iPhone 8 up to four times. The second reason is its small size: it’s surprising to see so much power in such a small device. And the third reason that convinced us is its price: 20.99 dollars.
Its design does not stand out beyond being incredibly light, especially compared to other batteries with similar wattages and its small size. It’s super comfortable to transport from one place to another without taking too much.
The LED displays a number with the percentage of battery remaining, which is also very useful to be able to charge the battery on time. You can operate the device with a USB cable. A mini-USB-C cable is provided in the box.
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Tronsmart Trim 10,000mAh
The External battery Tronsmart Trim It comes with what initially looks like some kind of cord, but it’s actually a micro-USB cable on one end and USB-A on the other, making it easy to charge anybody. which device.
We are missing a USB-C cable, necessary if you want to take advantage of its 18W Power Delivery port. This concerns both input and output, which means that recharging the battery will be much faster when you do it via USB-C instead of 10W Micro-USB. You can also charge your device while charging at the bank.
You can use both USB-A and USB-C ports at the same time, but the maximum output of the device is 18W, so neither of them will run at full speed.
The power bank Tronsmart Trim has a very nice rectangular design but slim at 144x70x12mm, and it weighs only 194g. The black case has a matte finish that feels great in the hand (and not at all slippery), while rose gold metal trim is visible around the edges.
It comes with 10,000mAh, which should equal around 6,500mAh of usable power.
BW-P8 Power Bank BlitzWolf
BlitzWolf is one of our favorite quality affordable product technology brands. his power bank BW-P8 is another example that in order to get a powerful item you don’t necessarily have to shell out a large amount of money.
BlitzWolf places this Portable charger among its most powerful and it’s easy to see why. It supports fast charging and has a 20,000mAh battery. You should know, yes, that it only includes a USB Type-C to USB Type-C cable.
Its operation is that of external batteries. You will need to use the button to turn on the device and check the amount of battery remaining. When charging, when all four lights are white, it means the battery is full.
Xtorm Rover external battery of 19,500 mAh (45W)
If you want one of the power banks the most powerful on the market, you should trust Xtorm. his rover battery 19500mAh capacity and 45W power will not disappoint and allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time.
It is Portable charger It includes two USB C to USB C cables, which will be used to charge the battery of two devices compatible with these ports. This does not mean that you can also use the other USB A output ports.
We highly recommend using the USB A Quick Charge port if you want to enjoy even faster charging. However, you will find that loading with any port is faster than expected.
It will take a little longer to charge the battery power bank, but it’s worth it since you can charge all your devices repeatedly. The fact that it has such a capacity battery means that it is also very heavy, its big downside.
Moshi IonSlim 10K
Moshi, as always, is synonymous with quality, the proof is this 10,300mAh power bank. We love its power, which will charge your laptop and your smartphone at the same time, and we are fascinated by its elegant design.
Metallic finish, thin and elegant, it will be an easy device to carry and store in the pocket of any bag or backpack for emergency use at home.
It is the Dynamic Power Sharing technology, and its 30 watts of power, that allows the IonSlim to charge two devices at the same time, giving priority to the charging current of each connected device.
The price for this power bank is expensive, but we think it’s worth it. However, if you’d rather spend less, you also have the option of purchasing the 5K model, which offers half the power for half the price.
POWERADD EnergyCell 20000
The first thing we look at when analyzing the power bank POWERADD EnergyCell 20000 it was in his design. At 357g, it’s a pretty heavy power bank for the capacity it has and also a bit thicker and larger than we’d like.
Leaving that aside, there are some aspects that we like. For example, we applaud that it gives you the ability to charge two devices at the same time using its two USB output ports. Of course, you will need your own cable as it does not include any.
We also celebrate that power bank Include a circle with four lights indicating the amount of battery stored. So, you just have to look at how many there are to decide if it’s time to charge it.
If you need it, you can use the cable provided in the house. In this case, it is a microUSB cable. It’s somewhat outdated, as the industry appears to be moving towards majority use of USB C, but at this price, we can’t complain.
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