Portable power: 21 battery packs for your Smartphone and Tablet

battery packs for your Smartphone and Tablet

I like to take long road trips on my motorcycle and I always carry my iPhone 5s and iPad Air with me. When you are on the road it is difficult to find a power socket to charge your smartphone or a tablet, so I carry a portable battery pack/power bank with me. If you like to travel a lot like me or if you do not travel as much but experience power outage or blackouts in your area, a portable battery can always come in handy. Portable charging device can be used to charge your smartphone, smart watch, tablet, digital camera, media players and other devices that charge over USB.

You should look for few things when you are shopping for a power bank – capacity, convenience, and cost.

Capacity – If you want a portable charger that offers the maximum amount of juice for your iPhone, iPad, or other USB-charged device, look at the battery capacity, measured in milliampere-hour (mAh).

Convenience and Cost – The problem with high-capacity batteries is that they are generally larger and heavier in size than low-capacity batteries. Also, the high-capacity battery takes longer to charge itself. So high mAh power banks may not always be convenient to carry around and might cost a bit higher. Whereas advantage of having a high-capacity battery pack is that it can provide power to multiple devices in a single charge, or can charge a single device multiple number of times.

Here I have 21 power banks with capacity of over 10,000mAh that can charge your smartphones and tablets.

NOTE :- Some of these power banks come with a charger to charge them and some of them don’t, I use an iPad charger with a normal micro USB cable to charge all the power banks i have and it works perfectly.

Poweradd Pilot 2GS 10,000mAh Dual USB Portable Charger

Poweradd Pilot 2GS has an Aluminum body design to ensure lightweight and durability. Compact size makes it easy to carry and fits easily into pocket. It has dual-USB ports as well so you are able to charge two devices at the same time.

Poweradd Pilot 2GS 10,000mAh

 

Capacity – 10000 mAh

Price – $23.99

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Breett 10,000mAh Battery Pack

This 10,000mAh external battery charger features a high performance Grand-A cell that ensures a long-term use. This is equipped with two USB ports that allow you to charge two digital devices at the same time. breett 10000mah battery  

Capacity – 10000 mAh

 

Price – $18.95

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TYLT Energi 10k Battery Pack

The ENERGI 10K is the perfect solution for someone looking for days of power. The huge 10,400mAh internal battery will fully charge your smart phone four times. Perfect for traveling families, the 3 USB ports can charge 3 devices simultaneously. The price of this battery pack is on the higher side but you get a great build quality product. TYLT ENERGI10KGY  

Capacity – 10400 mAh

 

Price – $97.93

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Sanho HyperJuice Plug 10,400mAh

HyperJuice Plug 10,400mAh dual USB battery pack features 2 high power USB ports that can simultaneously charge 2 USB devices (even 2 iPads) at the same time. It also features a retractable wall plug for easy recharging from any electrical outlet. Unlike other battery packs, the HyperJuice Plug intelligently detects the device being plugged in and delivers the maximum power to each device. This prevents the device from getting damaged by too much power. Sanho HyperJuice Plug 10,400mAh  

Capacity – 10400 mAh

 

Price – $99.99

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Lenmar Helix Power Bank

Lenmar Helix Power Bank has three USB ports power and charge up to 3 devices on the go. Lenmar Helix Portable Power Pack will fully recharge in 8.5 hours – based on minimum 2amp output USB charger.

Lenmar Helix Power Bank 11000mah

 

Capacity – 11000 mAh

Price – $68.68

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The New Trent iGeek – 11200mAh External Battery Charger

The charger comes with this very powerful ultra-reliable lithium-ion 11,200mAh battery. This battery ensures improved performance of the external charger and can be recharged up to 500 times. This lithium-ion is deemed more powerful and improved than previous versions.

new trent igeek 11200mah

 

Capacity – 11200 mAh

Price – $54.49

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Intocircuit Power Castle

This battery has a stylish aluminum alloy shell with blue LCD display. 5 intelligent LED status bar indicates the current battery status and the current charging status will be on the LCD display as well.

Intocircuit Power CastleCapacity – 11200 mAh

Price – $39.99

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Just Mobile Gum Max Duo

Just Mobile Gum Max Duo is the supercharged backup battery for iPhone and iPad. With an 11200mAh capacity, the aluminum-clad Gum Max Duo will give you up to 7 extra hours of iPad battery life. And with two USB outputs, you can simultaneously charge your iPad and iPhone. You can keep an eye on Gum Max Duo’s remaining power using the 8-LED charge indicator, and recharge it using a stand USB cable. And with a colorful rubber case providing protection on the move, you can be sure you’ll never run short of juice, wherever you are.

Just Mobile Gum Max Duo 11200mahCapacity – 11200 mAh

 

Price – $99.95

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EasyAcc® 12000mAh Power Bank 4 USB 3.5A Output Portable Charger

EasyAcc® 12000mAh Power Bank can be used for charging 4 Devices simultaneously. This can charge 2 Tablets or 3 Smart Phones simultaneously at most. 500+ recharge cycles over the life of the battery. As long as you can put up with the slightly larger size and the extra weight then this is the best portable power bank to choose.

EasyAcc® 12000mAhCapacity – 12000 mAh

 

Price – $37.99

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Jackery Giant+ Premium Fast-Charging Aluminum Portable Charger

It is a powerful battery pack rated at 12,000 mAh of capacity and capable of charging two devices simultaneously. The exterior shell is aluminum that looks fantastic. The battery weighs in at 10 ounces. The battery pack has two USB output ports that output 5V DC at 1 Amp and the second one outputs 5V DC at 2.1 Amps. This is ideal to allow you to charge two devices at the same time and one of them can be a tablet that requires 2.1 Amps to charge quickly. This battery pack also features a dual LED flashlight built-in that can stay on for up to 700 hours when the battery is fully charged. To start your device charging you connect it with the proper cable and press the battery pack power button and charging starts. The charging will stop automatically when your device is fully charged or the battery pack is depleted.

Jackery giant 12000mahCapacity – 12000 mAh

 

Price – $39.95

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Anker® 2nd Gen Astro3 12,000mAh Portable External Battery USB Charger with PowerIQ™ Technology

PowerIQ™ technology intelligently communicates with connected devices to maximise both compatibility and charging speed (Max speed of 4 Amps among 3 ports). It is designed to allow you to charge three items at the same time. There is no ON button so when you plug in a device just shake the battery and that begins the charging process of your device. It is recommended that you unplug your device when it is fully charged. The battery pack can be recharged 500+ times and it comes with a Warranty of 18 months. amker 2nd gen astro3 12000mah

Capacity – 12000 mAh

 

Price – $45.99

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Mophie Juice Pack Powerstation Duo XL

Mophie Juice Pack Powerstation Duo XL will recharge your smartphone up to 8 times keeping you connected while away from home XL is fully capable of charging two tablets simultaneously XL provides a great amount of power to support people with an increasing need to stay mobile Battery capacity 12,000mAh One year manufacturers warranty.

Mophie Juice Pack Powerstation Duo XL 12000mahCapacity – 12000 mAh

Price – $119.95

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Anker Astro E4

Super-fast charge output (5V / 3A total) through dual USB ports (5V / 2A and 5V / 1A) allow for simultaneous charging of your iPad, iPhone, Android, and more at high-speed. Smooth, ivory/ebony varnish allows you to power up in style, while 4 status LEDs keep you informed of remaining capacity. There is a built-in flashlight for dark or low-light environments.

anker astro e4 13000mahCapacity – 13000 mAh

Price – $39.99

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RAVPower

The RAVPower 14,000mAh use high quality Samsung batteries that provide over 500 recharge cycles. This battery charger has 2 USB ports to allow for multiple device charges. You can rapidly charge your tablet and iPhone/Smart phone at the same time. RAVPower is offered with a black matte finish that is fingerprint and light scratch proof. And, lastly, it has a full functioning flashlight, which can come handy while stumbling in the dark.

RAV POWERCapacity – 14000 mAh

Price – $39.99

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New Trent PowerPak Ultra 14,000mAh

Ultra Heavy Duty 5V at 2A-1A Dual USB External Battery Charger, charges 2 devices simultaneously. The Powerpak Ultra is designed for the outdoor extremist in mind. So be extreme with the Powerpak Ultra’s rugged scratched-resistant and waterproof exterior and ribbed casing. The high-capacity combined with resistance to shock, dust, dirt, and water makes the powerpak Ultra an indispensable accessory for hikers, backpackers, and nature photographers or anyone requiring power source that can survive harsh environments without worrying about being constantly near a power outlet. This is the battery pack that i carry with me because it is rugged, reliable, not very bulky and perfect for my road trips of 4-5 days.

new trent powerpak ultra 14000mahCapacity – 14000 mAh

 

Price – $69.95

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LimeFuel 15,600mAh Battery Pack

The Limefuel Blast L156X packs a ton of power in a sleek and compact form and can easily slip into a backpack, purse, or pocket without weighing you down. it comes with a USB cable that one can charge it using any computer. However, if you want to charge it without a computer, you will have to purchase a wall charger. I have been using an iPad charger and it works great.

LimeFuel 15,600mAhCapacity – 15600 mAh

 

Price – $44.99

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Sanho HyperJuice Plug 15,600mAh

This HyperJuice Plug features a total of 15W power shared between 2 USB ports. Unlike other dual USB batteries that simply designates “high power” 10W USB port (for iPad/tablet charging) and “low power” 5W USB port (for iPhone/smartphone charging), HyperJuice Plug intelligently distributes and delivers the maximum power to individual devices regardless of which USB port they are plugged to.

Sanho HyperJuice Plug 15,600mAhCapacity – 15600 mAh

 

Price – $122.99

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iSound Portable Power Max

The Portable Power Max’s battery takes about 7-9 hours to receive a full charge. LED status indicators let you know how much charge power is remaining. The Portable Power features five USB ports, allowing you to charge five USB-charged devices at once. The included USB to micro USB cable is actually a splitter, which brings the grand total up to six.

iSound Portable Power 16000mahCapacity – 16000 mAh

Price – $88.94

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Limeade Blast L180X

Until now, super high-capacity battery packs were too bulky and heavy to be of much use. The Limefuel Blast L180X-W packs a ton of power in a sleek and compact form and can easily slip into a backpack, purse, or pocket without weighing you down. Includes a 2amp charger to charge the battery pack itself.

Limeade Blast L180XCapacity – 18000 mAh

Price – $59.99

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EC Technology 22,400mAh Portable Battery Pack

Super-fast charge output (5V / 3.1A total) through dual USB ports (5V / 2.1A and 5V / 1A) allow for simultaneous charging of your iPad, iPhone, Android, and more at high-speed. Input: 5V/ 2A.

ec technologyCapacity – 22400 mAh

Price – $49.99

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ALLPOWERS 50,000mAh Power Bank

The ALLPOWERS 50000 mAh power bank is a very well made charger, looks good, and is very easy to use. This power bank has both 5V 2.1A and 5V 1.0A outputs, depending upon the equipment you are recharging. It also has a cool little LED flashlight, which is pretty handy when fishing through your bag for stray adaptors.

ALLPOWERS 50,000mAh Power BankCapacity – 50000 mAh

Price – $36.99

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