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There’s nothing more panic inducing than seeing that “low battery” notification pop up on your iPhone or Android screen. Sure, when you’re at home, you can simply plug your device in and wait for it to recharge, but what about when you’re snapping pics at a concert?
This is where a quality portable charger can step in and give you a quick, seamless charge without having to hunt for the nearest outlet. Whether you have an upcoming festival or concert to attend, these handy devices are ideal for storing in your pocket, venue-approved bag or purse, as they’re compact and easy to put away.
There are a multitude of portable chargers and power banks on the market all claiming to be the best of the best, which is why we did the digging to discover which ones are worth your time and money. No matter what your budget is, take a look below to find portable chargers from brands such as Amazon, Best Buy and Walmart.
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For just under $20, you can score not one but two portable chargers — one for your purse and one for the office. Each of Miady’s Dual Portable Chargers comes designed with two USB ports that support both iPhone and Android connectors. Plus, with just one plug-in, it can have your device fully charged in up to five hours.
Carrying your charger from home won’t suffice when you’re outdoors or can’t find an outlet that’s not in use. Loveledi has a portable charger bank that can juice up two devices at once. Featuring two USB-C and two micro USB input ports, you can have your smartphone or tablet recharged in up to four hours.
The Anker PowerCore III is a splurge-worthy pick for its ability to charge up to three devices at a time thanks to its powerful 20000mAh battery. It’s also one of the sleekest models we found, boasting a fabric exterior and slim width that’s easy to carry around.
If you love the outdoors, then you need to add the Durecopow Solar Portable Charger to your cart ASAP. Not only will it give your smartphone some much needed battery life, but it comes equipped with a compass, flashlight and a solar panel — meaning you won’t have to rely on an outlet to recharge it. It’s also water-, dust- and shockproof.
Add some color to your tech collection with myCharge’s Xtra Portable Charger in a calming sage green. Whether it’s your smartphone, tablet or laptop that requires some juicing up, this design has a 9,000mAh power bank ready to get you back online.
When it comes to battery power, Pxwaxpy’s Portable Charger Power Bank is packed with it. This model has a 30,800mAh power bank that claims to be able to charge your phone at least six times before needing to be recharged itself. It also has the ability to charge up to three devices at a time and has an LCD display screen that’ll let you know its battery level.