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Tips for Effective Power Bank Use

Being stuck somewhere with a dying phone battery and no way to charge it is never a good time. You never want to be without a phone or a device in case of an emergency. Cue your personal superhero – power banks.

If you want to get the most out of your power bank as possible (and help it last as long as possible), here are four easy to remember power bank tips.

Know What You Buy

Not every power bank is created equal. Some are capable of charging a phone once or twice, while others are capable of charging multiple devices multiple times. Some are much bigger and heavier than others, while others are much more portable. In addition to different capacities and sizes, the type of battery can also differ in power banks. Lithium-ion batteries are cheaper but can have a limited capacity, whereas lithium-polymer are generally more expensive, but are better in terms of capacity and longevity.

Use it Regularly

If you want your power bank to operate as best as possible, you should be sure to use it fairly regularly. However, if you leave it sitting for too long without using it, it can negatively affect the bank’s ability to charge at full capacity. So if you don’t need to use it, it can be valuable to run a simple charge and discharge cycle once a month. This will help to maintain the battery and keep it in the best condition possible.

Use in the Right Weather and Temperature

Just like many electronic devices, power banks perform best in normal or neutral temperatures. If you are trying to use it in the freezing cold or in the boiling hot, you will likely be doing damage to the device, even if you don’t notice it. For the best result and least possible damage, you should use it in a ventilated area, between the temperatures of around 30-90 degrees. Anything hotter or colder and you run this risk of damaging the power bank. When it comes to storage, you should always aim to store it in a cool and dry place, as well.

Ensure it is Compatible With Your Device

Different devices and gadgets have different requirements for charging. Most phones need a current input of 1A to charge, while larger devices might need up to 2.1A to charge. As a result, you need to find a bank with the right input current for the device you are wanting to use it for. Many power banks will have two separate ports so they can charge everything, but not all of them have that second port. Keeping an eye out for voltage outputs is also important. Alternatively, you can look out for power banks with adaptive charging technology like our iSmart 2.0 technology. It ensures that no matter the input your device needs, our power banks supply it. It’s handy and automatic.

If you are a new or prospective user, we hope that these power bank tips and tricks can help you use your power bank to the best of its ability.

Best MagSafe portable battery packs and power banks for iPhone 12, 13 and 14

Portable power banks that charge your phone are popular, but wireless battery packs using Apple’s MagSafe technology offer a simpler and smarter cable-free solution for iPhone 12, 13 and 14 users.

Phone batteries are prone to run dry just when you’re heading away from a power source, so having a portable charging source is one of today’s necessities. Annoyingly, most power banks require you to carry around a cable, too.

Wireless power banks do away with cables but come with their own major limitation–the inefficiency of wireless charging means you need a high-capacity power bank to fully charge a drained iPhone.

I use one as a quick bedside iPhone charger so I can charge and use the phone at the same time without having to worry about cable length. And of course I carry one around with me in my bag for on-the-move recharging.

MagSafe is a technology that’s compatible with all iPhone 12, 13 and 14 models, from the mini to the Pro Max. It allows accessories to connect magnetically to the back of the iPhone.

The MagSafe connection is precise enough to make wireless charging more efficient as around 20% of Qi power loss is from poor placement of a phone and the wireless charging pad. WStandard Qi wireless charging can lose as much as 50% of the portable battery’s power, MagSafe wireless charging loses ‘just’ 30%.

While it’s not as efficient as using a cable to charge a phone, MagSafe is a tech that brings true wireless charging a step closer to doing away with cables altogether.

We have tested the best MagSafe chargers to find which is the right one for you and your iPhone. Here we have tested the best MagSafe battery packs.

Certified MagSafe or MagSafe compatible

Not all are officially certified MagSafe by Apple but we’ve included only those MagSafe-compatible battery packs that work as efficiently as the “Made for MagSafe” models. Official certification is more important for wired MagSafe chargers as the 15W charging power of MagSafe-certified chargers beats the 7.5W maximum for mere MagSafe-compatible accessories.

In comparison, the portable battery packs tested here can’t reach 15W, except those that can be charged simultaneously by wire and wireless, as the Apple MagSafe Battery Pack can.

We have listed the speeds at which each portable power bank can be charged itself (Input charger) and charge the iPhone (Output charger).

We’ve also included a few alternative non-magnetic options, including standard power banks and battery cases. MagSafe is cool but it isn’t always the best option.

After the list of our favorites, you’ll find more details on how MagSafe works and why you should be looking at a power bank’s capacity in Watt Hours rather than the mostly quoted Milliamp Hours.

Apple MagSafe Battery Pack – Smartest MagSafe battery

  • MagSafe
  • Compact
  • Smarter battery features than rivals
  • Cable plus wireless charging (15W)

Capacity: 11.13Wh (1460mAh/2920mAh)

Input charger: Lightning (27W)

Output charger: Wireless (5W) Lightning (15W combined)

MagSafe: Certified

Tested: Yes

Charged drained iPhone to: 60%

Weight: 114g

Dimensions: 9.6-x-6.4-1.1cm

Colors: White

Compatibility: iPhone 12/13 mini, iPhone 12/13/14, iPhone 12/13/14 Pro, iPhone 14 Plus, iPhone 12/13/14 Pro Max

Compatible with all models of iPhone 12, 13 and 14, the Apple MagSafe Battery Pack is an intelligent and convenient lightweight power pack that magnetically clamps to the iPhone.

While underpowered compared to the competition, it will charge a fading iPhone up to around 60%, which should be enough to get you through the day to when you have access to a power outlet.

Wireless charging isn’t the speediest at 5W, but unlike most other MagSafe chargers, the Apple Battery Pack can charge an iPhone at 15W using a wireless and a Lightning cable simultaneously.

Its Apple advantage is its Smart features that show onscreen battery power icons and safety features that stop charging when too hot or before the phone’s internal battery could be compromised – meaning it’s good practice to stop charging a phone battery at 90% for long-term battery health.

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Available in white only, the Apple MagSafe Battery Pack is smarter but more expensive compared to third-party alternatives.

Belkin BoostCharge Power Bank 5K Stand – Best MagSafe battery pack with stand

Capacity: 18Wh (5000mAh)

Input charger: USB-C (18W)

Output charger: Wireless (7.5W) USB-C (10W)

MagSafe: Compatible

Tested: Yes

Charged drained iPhone to: 90%

Weight: 152g

Dimensions: 9.4-x-6.4-1.4cm

Colors: Black, White, Lavender Purple (US), Blush Pink (US)

Compatibility: iPhone 12/13 mini, iPhone 12/13/14, iPhone 12/13/14 Pro, iPhone 14 Plus, iPhone 12/13/14 Pro Max

The battle to be the best MagSafe-compatible power bank that also boasts a kickstand is a close run thing between the Belkin BoostCharge and the Anker MagGo 622. Both have 5000mAh batteries but the Belkin won in our head-to-head tests, recharging a faded iPhone 13 Pro by 90%, compared to Anker’s 80%.

The Belkin’s kickstand is easier to use and feels more robust, and the battery pack itself is marginally smaller. We still love the Anker 622 but the Belkin wins the battle of the MagSafe kickstand power banks.

It also beats Apple’s 5W wireless charging with 7.5W when clamped to the back of an iPhone, and while it doesn’t hit 15W on simultaneous wired and wireless charging like the Apple MagSafe Battery Pack, it can be charged with a cable at a chippy 10W.

The Pink and Purple colors are available in the U.S. only. Everyone else gets either Black or White models to choose from.

Anker MagGo 622 Magnetic Battery – MagSafe battery pack with stand

Capacity: 19.13Wh (5000mAh)

Input charger: USB-C (12W)

Output charger: Wireless (7.5W)

MagSafe: Compatible

Tested: Yes

Charged drained iPhone to: 80%

Weight: 146g

Dimensions: 10.5-x-6.6-x-1.3cm

Colors: White, Gray, Purple, Green, Blue

Compatibility: All iPhone 12, 13 and 14, except mini

The Anker MagGo 622 Magnetic Battery is cheaper than the Apple MagSafe Battery Pack, has a larger battery capacity and is available in multiple muted colours: white, purple, green, blue and gray.

It works with all MagSafe iPhone, but sits a little over the smaller iPhone mini when magnetically attached.

We love that the Anker 622 comes with its own built-in fold-out stand, which with MagSafe’s pulling power will hold your iPhone securely in either portrait/vertical or landscape/horizontal mode. The Belkin BoostCharge 5K, reviewed above, has a tougher metal pull-out stand, and also offer another 10% of charge on the better-looking Anker 622.

The stand folds away so that it can be popped in a to be magnetically clamped to the phone when you need it most – and operates just like the Apple battery pack.

In our battery tests, the 622 managed to charge a drained iPhone to 80% of full power, which is a significant jump on Apple’s MagSafe Battery Case and the UAG Lucent Charger (also with kickstand) that both powered the iPhone to just 60%.

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The Anker battery is rated at 19.13Wh (5,000mAh) but, like all the other wireless chargers loses a decent chunk of that power to environmental factors. As its battery is larger than Apple’s, it actually loses a little more but has plenty in reserve to make up for this.

The Anker battery charges wirelessly at 7.5W–faster than Apple’s 5W charge, although the Apple battery can use the wireless Qi and cabled USB-C power simultaneously to speed charging at up to 15W.

It ships with a 60cm USB-C cable.

UAG Lucent Wireless Portable Charger with Kickstand – Best small magnetic power bank

Capacity: 15.4Wh (4000mAh)

Input charger: USB-C (18W)

Output charger: Wireless (7.5W)

MagSafe: Compatible

Tested: Yes

Charged drained iPhone to: 62%

Weight: 129g

Dimensions: 10.5-x-6.6-1.3cm

Colors: Black, Deep Ocean, Marshmallow, Orchid

Compatibility: iPhone 12/13 mini, iPhone 12/13/14, iPhone 12/13/14 Pro, iPhone 14 Plus, iPhone 12/13/14 Pro Max

A third-party alternative to Apple’s MagSafe Battery Pack is Urban Armor Gear’s Lucent Wireless Portable Charger. Like the Apple Battery Pack, it’s not the highest capacity battery on test here, but it is dinky—just a little larger and heavier than Apple’s.

The battery capacity appears a lot larger in the specs, but Apple’s Smart magic means they both tested in real life around the same–raising a dead iPhone to just over 60% charge.

This UAG portable magnetic charger beats Apple on having a handy built-in kickstand and a choice of colors, as well as faster charging at 7.5W. And it’s also a decent amount cheaper.

It ships with a 1m USB-C cable, although it’s old-school USB-A on the wall-plug end.

Moft Snap Stand Power Set – Best wallet/stand magnetic battery pack

Capacity: 13.1Wh (3400mAh)

Input charger: USB-C (10W)

Output charger: Wireless (7.5W)

MagSafe: Compatible

Tested: Yes

Charged drained iPhone to: 50%

Weight: 120g

Colors: Black, Blue, Brown, Purple

Compatibility: iPhone 12/13 mini, iPhone 12/13/14, iPhone 12/13/14 Pro, iPhone 14 Plus, iPhone 12/13/14 Pro Max

The Moft Snap Stand Power Set is a clever combination of magnetic battery pack with a detachable stand that also holds up to three travel or credit cards.

The faux leather stand took me a few goes to work out how it works, but once you’ve mastered it, it’s easy. Previously, I haven’t seen a stand that can hold cards at the same time, so this is smarter than most MagSafe stands.

The supplied USB-C cable also links magnetically to the battery pack, which will charge a connected iPhone first before the power bank itself. While the battery pack offers only a 50% charge, that will likely be enough for most trips away from a fixed power source. If you need more portable battery capacity, look at an alternative such as the Anker MagGo 622 (80% charge).

It is MagSafe-compatible but curiously boasts a usually only-MagSafe-certified feature, where there’s a visual representation of available charge on the iPhone itself.

Anker MagGo 633 Magnetic Wireless Charger – Best multi-function MagSafe charger

  • Battery capacity
  • Portable power bank and dual-device charging stand
  • 7.5W
  • Colors

Capacity: 19.13Wh (5000mAh)

Input charger: USB-C (25W)

Output charger: Wireless (7.5W)

MagSafe: Compatible

Tested: Yes

Charged drained iPhone to: 84%

Weight: 132g

Dimensions: 10.6-x-6.6-x-1.2cm

Colors: White, Blue, Gray

Compatibility: All iPhone 12, 13 and 14, except mini

The Anker MacGo 633 Wireless Charger is more than just a MagSafe charger. It’s also an adjustable stand that charges the iPhone when in place, and also keeps the 633 battery charged for when you need to slip it out of its holster for portable use.

And the base of the stand is also Qi-enabled so can wirelessly charge an Airpods case or similarly sized Qi-ready device.

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As a portable battery charger that magnetically attaches to the iPhone it is similar to its non-charge-stand sibling, the Anker MagGo 622. And it has the same 19.13Wh (5000mAh) battery that offers a greater charge potential than Apple’s own MagSafe Battery Pack.

In our tests, it charged an empty iPhone 13 Pro up to 84%, beating the 622’s 80% and Apple’s 60%.

It charges the iPhone at a decent 7.5W–the same as the 622 and 1.5x better than the Apple – and comes with a 25W wall charger and 1.5m USB-C cable.

The Anker MagGo 633 is great value as it offers so many functions: desktop charger, portable power bank, Airpods charger, and adjustable viewing stand, and is doesn’t compromise on any of those roles.

ESR HaloLock Kickstand Wireless Power Bank

Capacity: 37Wh (10000mAh)

Input charger: USB-C (18W)

Output charger: Wireless (7.5W), Wired (20W)

MagSafe: Compatible

Tested: Yes

Charged drained iPhone to: 149%

Weight: 219g

Dimensions: 10.4-x-6.9-x-2cm

Colors: White, Black

Compatibility: All iPhone 12, 13 and 14

The ESR Halolock Kickstand Wireless Power Bank might not mention its magnetism in its name, but it is a worthy alternative to Apple’s MagSafe Battery Pack.

It’s MagSafe compatible rather than certified, so charges at 7.5W instead of 15W, but its 10000mAh battery capacity is significantly greater.

It also boasts a robust metal kickstand that can be used in both portrait and landscape modes.

That and its giant capacity positions it as a competitor to the SWIO/CAVN Magnetic Wireless Portable Charger (reviewed above). While it’s more expensive, it did power our faded iPhone for longer and has a tougher kickstand. It’s also a little smaller, but a tiny bit heavier.

Passthrough charging lets you charge your phone and power bank at the same time.

SWIO Magnetic Wireless Portable Charger – Highest capacity attachable MagSafe battery pack

Capacity: 38.5Wh (10000mAh)

Input charger: USB-C (22W)

Output charger: Wireless (7.5W) USB-C (22W combined)

MagSafe: Compatible

Tested: Yes

Charged drained iPhone to: 136%

Weight: 210g

Dimensions: 10.4-x-6.6-x-2.1cm

Colors: Black, Blue

Compatibility: All iPhone 12, 13 and 14 models

The SWIO/CAVN Magnetic Wireless Portable Charger boasts a giant battery, with 38.5Wh (10,000mAh) capacity. This colossal capacity means it is a bit of a colossus itself, significantly fatter than other portable chargers tested here.

It’s chunky thickness will fit in a while clamped to a phone but only just. It’s more a charger on the table type of power bank.

Indeed, with its handy built-in stand, you can settle down to watch a movie while your phone is re-energized.

It recharged our test iPhone 13 Pro to 100% and then another 36% above that, so it can charger a couple of flagging phones, or iPhone and Airpods (via cable), or just keep juice spare for a decent top up later. It will charge a non-Pro 12, 13 or 14 even further. It’s even capable of giving a respectable charge to an iPad Pro.

iWalk Magnetic Wireless Power Bank – Best MagSafe battery with LED display

Capacity: 22.2Wh (6000mAh)

Input charger: USB-C (18W)

Output charger: Wireless (7.5W), USB-C (18W)

MagSafe: Compatible

Tested: Yes

Charged drained iPhone to: 105%

Weight: 158g

Dimensions: 10.3-x-6.5-x-1.8cm

Colors: Black, White, Pink

Compatibility: All iPhone 12, 13 and 14 models

The iWalk Magnetic Wireless Power Bank has a couple of features not found on other magnetic battery packs.

The most obvious is the finger ring, which is meant to mean safer holding but we prefer to grip our phone using a whole hand. But it does double-up as a kickstand for the iPhone so you can place it in a horizontal/landscape viewing position–horizontal feels more stable.

Even more useful is the LED battery-charge indicator that shows you exactly how much charge is in the power bank. This is way more helpful than the usual array of four tiny LEDs that most battery packs come with and especially more informative than Apple’s single Orange (not full) or Green (full) LED that lights up only when cable- connected to a power source.

The iWalk power bank also boasts a sizeable battery, with 2.2Wh (6000mAh) capacity. It recharged our test iPhone 13 Pro to 100% and then another 5% above that, so, in reality, a full charge with a little over for expected battery drain if left sitting in your bag for a few days. And it will charge a non-Pro 12, 13 or 14 even further.

As such, it’s heavier and fatter (including the pull-out ring) than most other magnetic power banks tested here.

It can charge while magnetically clamped to the iPhone and also (but not simultaneously) by USB cable at an impressive 18W, although you’ll need a USB-C-to-Lightning cable for wired charging.

it comes with a USB-C-to-USB-C cable for charging the pack itself, and also a Magsticker to attach to non-MagSafe phones for the same battery-pack functionality.

Gelius Lightstone GP-PB300 3 0000 mAh Power Bank Green

Gelius is a Ukrainian brand founded in 2018, which is actively developing in the direction of Smart gadgets and mobile accessories. The brand is distinguished by innovative, practical, reliable and refined design products. The aim of the brand is to ensure the production of high-quality products at an affordable price while maintaining authenticity, so that more people can listen to music and enjoy modern gadgets.

General Information

  • Brand Gelius
  • Model GP-PB300
  • Battery Capacity 30000 mAh
  • Battery Type Li-Pol
  • Color Green
  • Body material metal

Technical Specifications

  • Number Of Input Ports 2
  • Types Of Input Ports microUSB. USB Type-C
  • Number Of Output Ports 2
  • Types Of Output Ports USB Type-A. USB Type-C
  • Fast Charging Yes
  • Input Power 12V/1.5A
  • Output Power 12V/1.6A

Additionally

  • Charging Indicator Yes
  • Wireless Charging No
  • Solar Element No
  • Flashlight Yes

Warranty

Here’s a simple guide on how to purchase our fantastic product:

  • Select the product you want and click on the Add to Cart button. It will be like adding a treat to your shopping basket.
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  • Now, it’s time to choose a delivery time that suits your schedule. Pick a slot that works best for you, and we’ll do our best to accommodate it.
  • Lastly, select your preferred payment method. We accept card payments on our website, including popular options like Visa, Mastercard, American Express, ReBank Top Card, and even foreign cards. You have the flexibility to pay the total price upfront or divide your payment into smaller, more manageable chunks, based on your desired bank’s conditions.

When you place your order, we want to make sure it reaches you in the most convenient way possible. Here’s how it works:

Once you’ve completed your order, we’ll send you all the important details via email to the address you provided during the order confirmation process. If you prefer, we can also send you a text message to your phone number. We’ve got you covered!

Our amazing courier team will swing into action and deliver your products right to your doorstep. If you placed your order before 21:30, you can expect same-day delivery within a maximum of 3 hours. Talk about speedy service!

If you made your purchase after 21:30, don’t worry. We’ll deliver your products the next day, at a time that suits your schedule. Your convenience is our priority!

Need to keep an eye on your delivery? No problem! You can easily track your courier’s location in real-time as they bring your order to you. It’s like having a personal GPS for your products.

For our valued customers in remote regions, please note that delivery may take slightly longer. Typically, orders placed from these areas are delivered within three to five business days. Your patience is greatly appreciated!

Green Lion Super Fast Transparent Power Bank 10000mAh ( QC 22.5W PD 20W ) – Black

These two aspects set this power bank apart from others in the category: its distinctive transparent look and its lightning-fast charging capabilities. Not only that, but it also included wireless charging thanks to its tremendous magnetic suction feature.

Additionally, it is universally compatible with QC 5.0/3.0 and the majority of USB-C, Lightning/USB, and Micro-USB cables.

The power bank features QC 22.5W PD 20W for quick charging and long battery life, it is available with a 10000mAh battery capacity and it has a LCD display feature that will show your current charging battery percentage. The product’s robust protective mechanisms prevent overcharging and overheating on your smartphone.

Features

  • Multi-port with QC and PD
  • Transparent Design
  • LCD Display
  • Wireless Charging
  • Super Fast Charging Speed
  • Superior Safety
  • Strong Magnetic Suction

Specifications

  • Brand: Green Lion
  • Product Type: PowerBank
  • Cell Type: Lithium polymer cell
  • Type-c input/output: 5V=3A/9V=2.25A/12V
  • USB-port Output: 4.5V=5A/5V=4.5A/5=3A/9V=2A/12V
  • Operating temperature: between.20 and 60 Celsius
  • Capacity: 20000mAh
  • Design: Transparent
  • LCD Display: Yes
  • Charging time: 3 to 4 hours depending on model
  • Certification: CE/FCC/ROHS, UN38.3 Full set of certification.

Shipping Policy

We can ship to all over Lebanon, Through our delivery drivers for Beirut district, and by Libanpost for outside Beirut district orders.

When you place an order, we will estimate shipping and delivery dates for you based on the availability of your items and the product options you chose. Depending on the shipping provider, shipping date would be provided when contacting us through our phone numbers provided in the Contact us section.

Please also note that the shipping rates for many items we sell are location based.

Refund Policy

We have a 3-day return policy, which means you have 3 days after receiving your item to request a return.

To be eligible for a return, your item must be in the same condition that you received it, unworn or unused, with tags, and in its original packaging unsealed You’ll also need the receipt or proof of purchase.

To start a return, you can contact us at admin@961souq.com. If your return is accepted, we’ll send you a return shipping label, as well as instructions on how and where to send your package. Items sent back to us without first requesting a return will not be accepted.

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You can always contact us for any return question at admin@961souq.com.

Damages and issues Please inspect your order upon reception and contact us immediately if the item is defective, damaged or if you receive the wrong item, so that we can evaluate the issue and make it right.

Exceptions / non-returnable items

Certain types of items cannot be returned, like perishable goods (such as headest ,earphone,network card Wi-Fi routers ), custom products (such as special orders or personalized items), and pre ordered goods ). We also do not accept returns for hazardous materials, flammable liquids, or gases. Please get in touch if you have questions or concerns about your specific item.

Unfortunately, we cannot accept returns on sale items or gift cards.

The fastest way to ensure you get what you want is to return the item you have, and once the return is accepted, make a separate purchase for the new item.

We will notify you once we’ve received and inspected your return, and let you know if the refund was approved or not. If approved, you’ll be automatically refunded on your original payment method. Please remember it can take some time for your bank or credit card company to process and post the refund too.

Nomaday Power Bank

  • 2 year warranty
  • Fast delivery
  • 14 days of return

3 000 mAh power bank LED indicator Built-in hook handle 2 ports: USB-A and USB-C

Material: zinc hook / aluminium body Suggested branding: silkscreen-laser Ø5.23 x 1.37”

EXTRA POWER, ANYTIME

The Nomaday Power bank is the battery boost you need while on the go. Enjoy convenient access to a 3 000 mAh capacity quick and powerful top up charge. Compatible with all USB devices.

MAKE AND SHAPE

Designed with a cylinder metal body in a convenient to carry size, the Nomaday Power Bank also includes an easy to use built-in clip. Attach it to your backpack, or shoulder bag and give your battery a charge while on your commute, or before jumping on a call. It’s designed to go with you for the day.

RECHARGE AND REPEAT

The LED indicator will let you know when it’s time to recharge your Nomaday Power Bank. Simply use the USB-C supplied cable to achieve a full charge in 3.5hrs.

Guillaume Delvigne

After graduating in 2002, he started his career with prestigious designers like George J. Sowden or Marc Newson. He evolves mainly in the fields of furniture, object, lighting and interior design.

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