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

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.

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

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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%.

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)

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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

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Tested: Yes

Charged drained iPhone to: 50%

Weight: 120g

Dimensions: 9.9-x-6.6-x-1.2cm

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.

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.

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

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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.

Constant 10000 mAh Wireless Power Bank w/Display

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The Constant 10000 mAh Wireless Power Bank with Display contains a rechargeable lithium polymer battery (37Wh) which works as a charging pad or a power bank. It features an LED display to show remaining capacity percentage. Two outputs: 5V/1A; 5V/2A. Supports wireless charging at up to 1A for devices including (but not limited to): All iPhone 8/X/11/12/13 Series Samsung Galaxy Note5/S6/S6 Edge/S6 Edge/S7/S7 Edge/S8/S8/S9/S9/Note 9 Google Nexus 5/6/7 HTC Droid DNA, 8X LG G3/G4, Lucid 2. Complies with Prop 65. 6.00″ D x 3.00″ W x 0.50″ H

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The Constant 10000 mAh Wireless Power Bank with Display contains a rechargeable lithium polymer battery (37Wh) which works as a charging pad or a power bank. It features an LED display to show remaining capacity percentage. Two outputs: 5V/1A; 5V/2A. Supports wireless charging at up to 1A for devices including (but not limited to): All iPhone 8/X/11/12/13 Series Samsung Galaxy Note5/S6/S6 Edge/S6 Edge/S7/S7 Edge/S8/S8/S9/S9/Note 9 Google Nexus 5/6/7 HTC Droid DNA, 8X LG G3/G4, Lucid 2. Complies with Prop 65. 6.00″ D x 3.00″ W x 0.50″ H

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Wireless Charging On The Go: The Best Portable Power Banks In 2022

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Watching your phone edge towards the 3% battery mark with no power outlet in sight is never pleasant. It’s especially worrying if you need immediate help because of an injury miles from home. Thankfully, handheld power banks come in a range of sizes and capacities.

From.sized models that are ideal for short trips to bulkier, more powerful models that can charge multiple devices simultaneously on long journeys, we’ve chosen the best portable power banks available.

The best portable power banks

Most bang for your buck: Anker Portable Charger PowerCore 20100

  • Up to eight phone charges
  • Two 4.8A output ports
  • PowerIQ and VoltageBoost
  • Anti-smudge and anti-fingerprint coat
  • Compact, weighs only 12.5oz
  • Slim, lightweight, and compact design
  • High capacity of 20,100mAh in a small device
  • Great value for money

Small and lightweight but with enough power to charge a smartphone five to eight times (depending on the model), the Anker PowerCore 20100 is arguably the best portable power bank for the money.

It comes with Anker’s two proprietary technologies, PowerIQ and VoltageBoost, which allow it to identify your device and then charge it at its fastest possible charge speed. The power bank itself recharges pretty quickly, in around 10 hours with the 2 amp charger. The MultiProtect Safety System protects against short circuits. While not IP-rated against moisture or impact, it’s still a great lightweight, fast-charging model.

Most compact power bank: Anker PowerCore 10000 Power Bank

  • Three phone charges
  • Best power bank considering size and cost
  • PowerIQ and VoltageBoost technologies
  • MultiProtect safety system
  • Comes with a micro USB cable and travel pouch
  • Medium-capacity power bank in a small, light package
  • Excellent safety features built-in
  • Battery life lasts a long time

The Anker PowerCore 10000 has a 10,000mAh capacity and is incredibly small and light considering the capacity. You’d be hard-pressed to find another 10,000mAh power bank this compact. It’s perfect for backpacking.

Like most Anker power banks, it has PowerIQ and VoltageBoost technologies built-in to deliver the fastest possible charging speed. Anker’s proprietary safety system, MultiProtect, includes advanced surge protection and temperature control.

This model weighs a super light 180g/6.35oz, and its dimensions are 3.6 x 2.3 x 0.9 inches. It comes with a micro USB cable, a travel pouch, and an 18-month warranty. There is only one USB port though, so it can’t charge multiple devices simultaneously.

High-capacity budget power bank: Ekrist 25,800mAh Power Bank

  • Two USB ports (2.1A1A)
  • 25,800mAh capacity
  • Recharges in up to 12 hours with 2.1A input charger
  • Smart built-in protection
  • Four LED lights
  • Super-high capacity in a slim device
  • Can charge two devices simultaneously
  • Competitively priced

If you’re looking for a budget-friendly portable charger with high capacity, the Ekrist 25,800mAh Power Bank is a good choice. The brand is not as well-known as Anker, but with over 1,300 positive reviews on Amazon, it’s one of the most popular USB A port power banks out there.

With 25,800mAh power and two USB ports (2.1A1A), the Ekrist portable charger can charge two devices simultaneously six to eight times. It has four LED lights that show the remaining power, as well as a built-in Smart protection system. It’s compatible with most Android phones, iPhones, tablets, and more. The biggest downside is that it doesn’t use USB-C ports and takes a while to charge devices.

Best power bank with flashlight: Aibocn 10,000mAh Power Bank

  • Double USB port (2.1A and 1A)
  • 10,000mAh capacity
  • Comprehensive safety protection
  • Includes a flashlight
  • Can charge two devices at the same time
  • Great safety features built-in
  • Backup flashlight
  • Of the two USB ports, only one of them is the fast 2.1A
  • A small number of customers report issues with battery longevity

Cheap and portable, the Aibocn 10,000mAh power bank is a good choice for folks on a tight budget. The device has two USB ports (2.1A and 1A output) and a flashlight that is great for emergencies.

Equipped with “Intelligent Safety Protection”, the Aibcon battery pack provides over-charge, over-discharge, over-voltage, over-current, and short-circuit protection. It does take a while to recharge, about seven hours with a 5V 2.1A power source, and doesn’t come with a power adapter but that’s expected from a device in this price range.

There’s nothing fancy about this power bank but it’s affordable and does the job, with over 4,000 positive reviews on Amazon.

Best medium capacity: Anker PowerCore 13000

  • Two USB A ports
  • 1,3000mAh cell capacity
  • MultiProtect Safety System
  • Recharges in about seven hours
  • Smaller and lighter than competing 13,000mAh power banks
  • Good security and safety features via Anker’s Multi Protect Safety System
  • Matte finish enhances grip and prevents both fingerprints and smudges

The Anker PowerCore 13000 is a compact power bank of medium capacity that can charge a phone between three to five times, depending on the model. It also comes with two high-speed USB A ports so you can charge two devices simultaneously. Much like the PowerCore 20100 reviewed above, the Powercore 13000 has a combination of Anker’s proprietary technologies, PowerIQ and VoltageBoost built-in.

The MultiProtect Safety System provides surge protection, short circuit protection, and a whole host of other safety features. The power bank fully recharges in around seven to eight hours with a 2A wall charger, which is pretty impressive. As usual, you get a Micro USB cable but no power adapter.

High-capacity with led screen: iMuto 20000mAh Portable Charger

  • Two USB ports for fast dual-device charging
  • 20,000mAh high capacity
  • LED display screen and built-in flashlight
  • Multiple Smart Protection technology
  • Works with Micro USB, USB C, and lightning cable
  • Super high-capacity portable power bank
  • Small enough to fit in a
  • Holds plenty of power for multiple charges
  • The digital display clearly shows the remaining power

This iMuto compact portable power bank is small but mighty. It offers enough juice to charge your phone up to eight times. With two USB ports, this tool is compatible with almost all devices.

The LED screen is an excellent addition, showing how much battery you have left in an easy-to-read digital format. There’s even a built-in LED flashlight, great for camping and useful in a blackout. The charger comes with a Micro USB cable, a waterproof travel pouch, a user guide, and an 18-month warranty.

Unlike many other power banks on the market, this one works with Micro USB, USB C, and lightning cables. The item itself is tiny and you can comfortably carry it in your But it is on the heavy side, so we still recommend packing it in a backpack or bag.

Great value two-pack: 2-Pack Miady 10000mAh Dual USB Portable Charger

  • Pack of two, each with two USB A ports
  • 10,000mAh high capacity
  • Comprehensive safety protection
  • Widely compatible
  • Slim and lightweight, easy to pack
  • Great value two-pack power bank
  • Ideal as backup power banks or for the whole household

This duo-pack Miady 10000mAh portable charger is a great option if you’re looking for cheap power banks for your whole household. No, it’s not fast charging, nor does it have USB-C charging connection, but the set is compact, affordable, and does the job.

Each power bank comes with two USB output ports, so you can charge four devices simultaneously if the need arises. This said, wireless charging is pretty slow, but with almost 3,500 five-star ratings on Amazon, customers don’t seem to mind.

The chargers have reliable Li-polymer battery packs and are slim and compact. Equally important, each battery pack is equipped with over-heat, over-surge, over-charge, and short-circuit protection.

Best with USB-C port: INIU USB C Slimmest 10,000mAh Power Bank

  • 10,000mAh capacity
  • 3A high-speed charging
  • One USB A port and one USB-C port
  • Built-in flashlight
  • USB C cable and travel pouch included

Slim, compact, with plenty of power for fast charging, and widely compatible with phones, tablets, and other devices, the INIU USB C Slimmest 10,000mAh Power Bank is one of the best on the market. Over 6,600 five-star Amazon reviewers agree.

Unlike many power banks in this price range, the INIU power bank comes with a USB-C in and out port for USB-C devices. Fast 3A charging enables you to charge your iPhone up to 78% in one hour, which is significantly faster than traditional 2.1A charging. It is also equipped with a flashlight and is airline-approved, making it perfect for travel and outdoor adventures.

Best MagSafe charger: Apple MagSafe Battery Pack

  • Charging rate 15W wired, 5W wireless
  • Automatic charging
  • Animation and integration with iOS
  • Elegant, thin battery booster
  • Intuitive design, incredibly easy to use
  • Handy on the go

The Apple MagSafe Battery Pack is arguably the best portable power bank for iPhone 12 and 13 series users. Yes, it’s expensive for what it does, but there is no denying this is a great-looking portable charger. Incredibly thin, lightweight, and easy to use, the MagSafe is worth its price tag for Apple enthusiasts. Think of it as a battery booster rather than a battery power bank and you won’t be disappointed.

There are magnets to keep your iPhone attached to the pack, providing safe wireless charging. It also automatically charges, so you don’t need to waste your time turning it off or on, and you get a nice animation showing how much battery the phone and battery pack have left. You can use a Lightning connector for up to 15W of wireless charging, or charge both the pack and your iPhone simultaneously with a 20W USB-C power adapter.

Why trust us

To make our selections, we relied on extensive market research and good product recommendations. We took time to compare highly rated portable chargers and analyze their features and technologies, including outlet options, charging speeds, and portability. We also read hundreds of customer reviews and impressions on Amazon and other forums.

Who this is for

Anyone looking for quality portable power banks and portable batteries. Whether you want to reach your family while in the backcountry, use your tablet, camera, and GPS while camping, or simply have a functioning phone in case of an emergency, these power banks won’t let you down.

How we picked

We checked out highly rated models, scoured user reviews, and asked our team members for product recommendations. Then we focused on lightweight and compact power banks that are easy to pack for outdoor adventures and models that provide the best value for money. Finally, we included a couple of flashier battery packs for folks looking for both function and form.

Features to look for in portable power banks

Milliamp hour (mAH) is a unit that measures electric power and tells you how much capacity a power bank has. Naturally, the higher the mAH, the more capacity the bank has. However, a more powerful rating means a heavier battery, which can be problematic if you plan on taking your power bank everywhere with you. So the first question to ask yourself before purchasing a portable power bank is how much power (and how many devices) you’re likely to need when away from a mains hookup.

Remember that most phones have a 3,000 to 4,000mAh battery, so at the very least, you want a power bank with that much capacity so you can double your phone’s battery life. Most portable chargers come with at least 10,000mAh, which should give you around two to four times the battery life. If you plan on being off the grid for an extended period and are using multiple devices (GPS, camera, phone, etc.), you may want to go for a charger with at least 20,000mAh.

Number of ports

If you’re only looking to charge your phone, a simple, affordable one-charging-port power bank is all you need. However, if you plan on charging multiple devices simultaneously, it’s best to look for packs with two charging ports or more. Some models can charge over six devices simultaneously but these tend to be heavy.

Most power banks have a standard USB-A output port for charging your device and a USB-A input port for charging the battery itself. Many newer models also sport a USB-C charging port. There are also models with a Micro USB port, but they’re not as popular.

Charging speed

Some power banks can charge devices faster than others. A 1A USB port is the slowest, a 2.1A USB port is a bit faster. The fastest battery charging technology is called Quick Charge. On most power banks some ports offer higher speeds than others.

How fast your power bank can charge a phone (or any other device) depends on the available output of the power bank as well as the available input of the device. Phones are usually the quickest to charge, while bigger devices like tablets and laptops take much longer, even with Quick Charge technology.

Generally speaking, the more powerful a power bank, the bigger it is. So, you want to strike a balance here by getting a model that is easy to pack but provides enough juice for your devices.

A 5,000mAH power bank is very lightweight and small, while a 10,000mAH one is about the size of a smartphone. The bigger the capacity, the bigger the power bank.

Portable power bank FAQ

Q: What is the best brand of power bank?

Usually, we are reluctant to get behind one specific brand as all brands have their unique strengths and weaknesses. However, in the case of power banks, there is a clear winning brand, which is Anker.

Anker has been producing high-quality power bank and solar power bank models for a long time. They have been largely responsible for turning power banks from niche, geeky devices to a staple for the general population. Anker has continually improved its technology, design, safety, manufacturing process, and customer service, and it shows.

If you don’t mind spending a bit more, we highly recommend The Ultimate Power Bank USB-C Graphene Panasonic. It has a large battery capacity, charges fast, and lasts longer than most models.

Q: What power bank lasts the longest?

The power bank that lasts the longest is the one that uses the highest quality battery and has superior technology to make the most out of the charge cycles. Based on this, we would predict that the Anker PowerCore 20100 would theoretically last the longest for several reasons.

  • Like most Anker products, the PowerCore 20100 uses high-quality battery cells.
  • It has a very high capacity.
  • It has a high 4.8A output which will go a long way to reducing the number of charging cycles used when charging devices.

In general, as long as you keep your power bank in decent shape and charge it often, it should last you for years.

Q: Which power bank is the easiest to use?

Power banks are very simple devices and most work broadly the same way. For this reason, there isn’t a power bank that is much easier to use than others.

Q: What is the best small power bank?

When it comes to the best small power banks, the Anker PowerCore Mini probably takes the crown. It’s a tiny tube that weighs a mere three ounces and has petite dimensions of 3.7 inches x 0.9 inches. Another excellent small power bank is the Anker PowerCore 10000 Power Bank.

Q: How do you charge a power bank?

You charge most power banks using the supplied USB cable, which you can hook up into a plug and then into a socket, or stick in another larger power bank. Follow the manufacturer’s guidelines on when to charge your bank and the time required to charge it fully. It’s wise to avoid leaving it on a prolonged charge to avoid overheating.

XCEED Portable Wireless Charger 10000MAH XC609

This powerbank is perfect for on-the-go charging. It’s fast, efficient and portable so you can always keep your devices charged up. With the convenience of wireless charging, you no longer need to fumble your bag for wires.

Description:Featuring a 15W magnetic wireless charger, this powerbank boasts a whopping 7.5W for iPhone devices, 15W for Android devices, a 20W power delivery, and a 22.5W Supercharge. The USB-A port PD20w fast charge is only achievable using Type-C to lightning cable, and fits perfectly on your phone while delivering the best performance.

Specifications:Lightning Input: 5V/1.5A Type-C lnput: 5V/2.4A、9V/2A、12V/1.5A Type-C Output: 5V/3A、9V/2.22A、12V/1.67A USB Output: 5V/4.5A、9V/2A、12V/1.5A Wireless Output: 5W/7.5W/10W/15W

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