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Best Power Banks for Charging Up Your Phone on the Go

These days our smartphones are practically an extension of us. And when it comes to traveling, they serve as mobile boarding passes, guidebooks, GPS navigation systems and cameras. There’s almost nothing worse than watching your smartphone hit the dreaded 20% battery indicator and then drain down as you pray it guides you to your next destination before it shuts down. A portable phone charger can charge up your smartphone on the go and as much as we all depend on our phones for these days, it’s an invaluable tech tool to have on hand. There’s thousands of power bank chargers out there, and they definitely aren’t all created equal. We’ve tested our fair share of them with our iPhones and rounded up our favorites based on their charging-up power and portability. No matter whether you’re headed out in to the wilds for a rugged outdoor adventure or on your next city break, these are the best power banks for charging up your phone on the go.

The Most Important Features to Consider When Buying a Power Bank

We’ve had a lot of power banks and portable chargers over the years. If you’re phone is essentially a work tool, as it us for us while we travel, then choosing a portable charger based on design isn’t enough.

Power banks can tell you their theoretical charging capability by that mAh number on them, which is a number that’s often meaningless to most of us. mAh is the battery capacity in layman’s terms. Today’s smartphones have the average battery capacity of 2800mAh. That means that a 6000mAh power bank should fully charge up your phone twice and a tablet 1.5 times.

Aside from mAh, how quickly the power bank charges up our phones, how long the power bank holds it charge and the ease of portability are the most important features to us.

Our Lepow Moonstone is still going strong after years of use

Best Super Long Lasting Power Bank: Lepow Moonstone Portable Charger

We’ve owned our very same Lepow power bank since 2014 and this little guy is still going strong. The version we have is the 6000mAh, which will charge up an iPhone 8 two full charges. Lepow does make a 10000mAh version, though we haven’t had the need to upgrade yet.

We like that the Lepow Moonstone has two USB outputs, which means we can both charge up our iPhones at the same time from one portable charger. We’ve also used this power bank to charge up our DJI Mavic Pro remote controller. One power output is actually a fast charging power bank output, while the other is the same equivalent of plugging your phone in with a wall charger. It takes about 2 hours to fully charge an iPhone from the regular output and half of that to fully charge an iPhone from the fast output.

Lepow Moonstone is capable of holding its charge for weeks at a time. And even though ours is now four years old, it still charges up to 100%, holds its’ charge and charges our iPhones fully twice before the power bank needs recharged. It weighs 5.5 ounces and the square shape is equivalent to putting a powder compact in my purse. Tim can also comfortably put it the s of his cargo shorts, but it’s a little too fat to comfortably put in the s of jeans. It comes with a felt pouch and charging cable.

Fospower Power Active holds up in the most rugged conditions

Best Power Bank for Adventure Travel: Fospower PowerActive Rugged Power Bank

The Fospower PowerActive portable power bank is advertised to be waterproof, snow proof, dirt proof and drop proof. We decided to put it to the test on our trip to Oman, where we spent the majority of our time either diving or in the desert.

It’s 10200mAh, which will fully charge up an iPhone 8 4-5 times. There’s one 2.1A output, so you can only charge up one device at a time but it charges up devices quickly for a full charge in about 1 hour. The power bank holds its charge for about a week.

It weighs 7.8 ounces and it’s compact, but best for carrying inside of a bag or backpack. It’s just slightly too big to really carry in a

As for the waterproof, it can withstand being submerged in 3-feet of water for up to 30 minutes. The cover seal to the port needs to be closed securely, and it withstood getting wet while our bag sat on the floor of the dive boat. It would have also been a great portable charger for iPhone to have during those downpours while we were trekking in Nepal, because it’s just one less electronic device and piece of camera equipment we need to ensure gets stuffed in to a dry sack.

It definitely held its own when it came to being dirt proof. After getting hit with a surprise sandstorm that was like Imhotep had raised up a wall of sand and dropped it down upon us à la The Mummy, the Fospower PowerActive was the only thing not pouring sand out of all of its nooks and crannies for days after. There was layer of dust and sand that covered everything, even inside of our tent, as the wind howled and whipped the fine golden sands of the Rub Al Khali into spinning cyclones traveling across Oman’s Empty Quarter all night long. The only thing that the sand wasn’t practically glued to was the power bank, which easily wiped clean thanks to it’s design.

There’s also a built in flash light, which came in handy for walking around to our tent and just being able to see once dark fell in the desert. Again, the built-in flashlight would have spared us from packing headlamps and power banks on many trips when you’re only using a headlamp to go to an from a bathroom.

The Fospower PowerActive comes with a charging cable, a strap that has a compass on it and a carabiner that attaches to the strap.

Lovie Style Phone Charging Passport Holders come with a slim power bank

Best Multi-Purpose Power Bank: Lovie Style Phone Charging Passport Holder

Even though our go to Lepow mobile power bank can fully charge up an iPhone twice, our work days on media trips can often stretch on for 16 hours. Between constantly recording video for Instagram Story, taking notes and other functions we use our iPhones for, we can drain our batteries quickly. We might charge up two or more times in a day. That’s why I love my Lovie Style phone charging passport holder. I almost always have it with me if we’re traveling to stash away our passports and make sure they stay in their best shape. And the Lovie Style comes with a slim 4000mAh power bank that easily slides in and out of the passport holder. We can grab it for a third iPhone power bank for a long day out.

At 4000mAh, the slim power bank charges up an iPhone fully once. It’s just 1 centimeter thick, so it’s very easy to stash in a purse or without taking up much space at all.

We Recommend

Best Passport Holders for Travelers

The Lovie Style phone charging passport holder comes with the power bank, which has built in lightning micro USB cables.

Anker PowerCore Mini is a mobile charger the size of tube of chapstick

Best Compact Power Bank: Anker PowerCore Mini

Sometimes you just need a really compact phone battery charger that is small enough to toss inside of an evening bag or put in a Anker PowerCore Mini delivers 3350mAh charging power in a chapstick-sized tube. It charges up an iPhone 8 fully in about 3-4 hours.

It comes in five different colors from black to a feminine metallic pink. It also has a multi-protect system to keep electronic threats like short circuits at bay. It’s a favorite with more than 26,000 reviews on Amazon and has a 4.5 star rating.

Anker PowerCore Mini comes with a travel pouch, micro USB cable and an 18-month warranty.

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About Jennifer Dombrowski

Jennifer Dombrowski is an independent travel publisher and an American expat who has lived in Bordeaux, France since 2016. She previously lived in Northern Italy in a small village near Venice for seven years where she fell in love with wine and wine tourism. She is an award-winning travel writer. She is also a travel correspondent on Traveling on the American Forces Radio Network. Luxe Adventure Traveler was named one of the top travel blogs to watch by the Huffington Post and TripAdvisor, and has been featured by top publications such as National Geographic, CNN, Buzzfeed, and Business Insider. Jennifer’s photography has also been featured on publications such as USA Today and Travel Leisure and on the Travel Channel.

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Your article is helpful! I like the one with the flashlight function the most. I bought mine because it was a recommendation of a German travel blogger. It’s called Stay mobile and it has 22400 mAh. So far I am really happy with it. I didn’t use a power bank until this year but now I can’t imagine to go without anymore. It’s really helpful and especially because my iPhone has now a weaker battery.

I like the look of the Anker. My main issue with all of the powerbanks is that they seem prone to failure – and it’s always when I’m travelling. I now take 2 or 3 with me!

wow, I love the power bank wallet that is exactly what I need! I am always wrestling with my power brick and its cords. That is super useful! A good travel accessory

The Lepow looks so cute as well as being hardy and long-lasting! On work trips I carry a hefty 10000mAh Anguo charger – it’s heavy but can charge my iPhone X 4-5 times. I love the passport holder / charger combo – I might have to get myself one of those!

This question nags at me every time I go on vacation, but I’ve never been proactive enough to look for a solution. However, now I’m going to pick up the compact PowerCore Mini to make sure I don’t have this stress on our next vacation in a few weeks. It sounds absolutely perfect for the way I like to travel lightweight!

We have a range of power banks, including a few I’ve been given as freebies by suppliers or clients at work, and others we’ve bought for our travelling. Like you, we have one larger capacity one, too big for a but it can charge our two phones and/ or laptop several times on a single charge. It’s also one that we can recharge via mains or solar, so it’s handy on safari when we don’t have access to electric power outlets everywhere.

I love the convenience of the Lovie Style phone charging passport holder. It sounds pretty effective and what I love most about it is the ability to use it for much more. We are always looking for “juice” and places to plug in when we travel. We a simple power bank but it can only charge one iPhone and then it needs to be recharged. We’ve been talking about upgrading and this article does a great job highlighting several and their benefits. Thanks for the recommendations.

Power banks always confuse me. I have a drawer full of ones that I have collected over the years but they never seem to last. Now I at least know what I’m looking for when selecting one. On another note, that passport charger is going on my Christmas list.

This is a great list and your comparison of products is very helpful, considering the different applications and features that you have highlighted. Next time we need to buy a power bank, I will be clearer on what to look for.

This was a fantastic explanation, I hate my power bank because of how slow it is lol so the first one you mentioned sounds ideal considering it only takes two hours, I’m definitely sold on this and will use your amazing link Jennifer!

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We’re Jennifer and Tim. We’re professional travel writers and photographers who love adventure and wine, so we often try to combine the two. By day, you’ll find us out on some crazy adventure like snorkeling in Iceland in winter or on a long distance hut-to-hut hike in the Dolomites, but by night, we’re creatures of comfort. If you’re looking for a travel blog about a long-term around-the-world journey, how to travel on 50 a day or less or traveling with kids, Luxe Adventure Traveler isn’t it. Our award-winning travel blog is all about heart pumping adventures, world class accommodations and luxury experiences. Read more.

Best Power Banks for Charging Up Your Phone on the Go

These days our smartphones are practically an extension of us. And when it comes to traveling, they serve as mobile boarding passes, guidebooks, GPS navigation systems and cameras. There’s almost nothing worse than watching your smartphone hit the dreaded 20% battery indicator and then drain down as you pray it guides you to your next destination before it shuts down. A portable phone charger can charge up your smartphone on the go and as much as we all depend on our phones for these days, it’s an invaluable tech tool to have on hand. There’s thousands of power bank chargers out there, and they definitely aren’t all created equal. We’ve tested our fair share of them with our iPhones and rounded up our favorites based on their charging-up power and portability. No matter whether you’re headed out in to the wilds for a rugged outdoor adventure or on your next city break, these are the best power banks for charging up your phone on the go.

The Most Important Features to Consider When Buying a Power Bank

We’ve had a lot of power banks and portable chargers over the years. If you’re phone is essentially a work tool, as it us for us while we travel, then choosing a portable charger based on design isn’t enough.

Power banks can tell you their theoretical charging capability by that mAh number on them, which is a number that’s often meaningless to most of us. mAh is the battery capacity in layman’s terms. Today’s smartphones have the average battery capacity of 2800mAh. That means that a 6000mAh power bank should fully charge up your phone twice and a tablet 1.5 times.

Aside from mAh, how quickly the power bank charges up our phones, how long the power bank holds it charge and the ease of portability are the most important features to us.

Our Lepow Moonstone is still going strong after years of use

Best Super Long Lasting Power Bank: Lepow Moonstone Portable Charger

We’ve owned our very same Lepow power bank since 2014 and this little guy is still going strong. The version we have is the 6000mAh, which will charge up an iPhone 8 two full charges. Lepow does make a 10000mAh version, though we haven’t had the need to upgrade yet.

We like that the Lepow Moonstone has two USB outputs, which means we can both charge up our iPhones at the same time from one portable charger. We’ve also used this power bank to charge up our DJI Mavic Pro remote controller. One power output is actually a fast charging power bank output, while the other is the same equivalent of plugging your phone in with a wall charger. It takes about 2 hours to fully charge an iPhone from the regular output and half of that to fully charge an iPhone from the fast output.

Lepow Moonstone is capable of holding its charge for weeks at a time. And even though ours is now four years old, it still charges up to 100%, holds its’ charge and charges our iPhones fully twice before the power bank needs recharged. It weighs 5.5 ounces and the square shape is equivalent to putting a powder compact in my purse. Tim can also comfortably put it the s of his cargo shorts, but it’s a little too fat to comfortably put in the s of jeans. It comes with a felt pouch and charging cable.

Fospower Power Active holds up in the most rugged conditions

Best Power Bank for Adventure Travel: Fospower PowerActive Rugged Power Bank

The Fospower PowerActive portable power bank is advertised to be waterproof, snow proof, dirt proof and drop proof. We decided to put it to the test on our trip to Oman, where we spent the majority of our time either diving or in the desert.

It’s 10200mAh, which will fully charge up an iPhone 8 4-5 times. There’s one 2.1A output, so you can only charge up one device at a time but it charges up devices quickly for a full charge in about 1 hour. The power bank holds its charge for about a week.

It weighs 7.8 ounces and it’s compact, but best for carrying inside of a bag or backpack. It’s just slightly too big to really carry in a

As for the waterproof, it can withstand being submerged in 3-feet of water for up to 30 minutes. The cover seal to the port needs to be closed securely, and it withstood getting wet while our bag sat on the floor of the dive boat. It would have also been a great portable charger for iPhone to have during those downpours while we were trekking in Nepal, because it’s just one less electronic device and piece of camera equipment we need to ensure gets stuffed in to a dry sack.

It definitely held its own when it came to being dirt proof. After getting hit with a surprise sandstorm that was like Imhotep had raised up a wall of sand and dropped it down upon us à la The Mummy, the Fospower PowerActive was the only thing not pouring sand out of all of its nooks and crannies for days after. There was layer of dust and sand that covered everything, even inside of our tent, as the wind howled and whipped the fine golden sands of the Rub Al Khali into spinning cyclones traveling across Oman’s Empty Quarter all night long. The only thing that the sand wasn’t practically glued to was the power bank, which easily wiped clean thanks to it’s design.

There’s also a built in flash light, which came in handy for walking around to our tent and just being able to see once dark fell in the desert. Again, the built-in flashlight would have spared us from packing headlamps and power banks on many trips when you’re only using a headlamp to go to an from a bathroom.

The Fospower PowerActive comes with a charging cable, a strap that has a compass on it and a carabiner that attaches to the strap.

Lovie Style Phone Charging Passport Holders come with a slim power bank

Best Multi-Purpose Power Bank: Lovie Style Phone Charging Passport Holder

Even though our go to Lepow mobile power bank can fully charge up an iPhone twice, our work days on media trips can often stretch on for 16 hours. Between constantly recording video for Instagram Story, taking notes and other functions we use our iPhones for, we can drain our batteries quickly. We might charge up two or more times in a day. That’s why I love my Lovie Style phone charging passport holder. I almost always have it with me if we’re traveling to stash away our passports and make sure they stay in their best shape. And the Lovie Style comes with a slim 4000mAh power bank that easily slides in and out of the passport holder. We can grab it for a third iPhone power bank for a long day out.

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At 4000mAh, the slim power bank charges up an iPhone fully once. It’s just 1 centimeter thick, so it’s very easy to stash in a purse or without taking up much space at all.

We Recommend

Best Passport Holders for Travelers

The Lovie Style phone charging passport holder comes with the power bank, which has built in lightning micro USB cables.

Anker PowerCore Mini is a mobile charger the size of tube of chapstick

Best Compact Power Bank: Anker PowerCore Mini

Sometimes you just need a really compact phone battery charger that is small enough to toss inside of an evening bag or put in a Anker PowerCore Mini delivers 3350mAh charging power in a chapstick-sized tube. It charges up an iPhone 8 fully in about 3-4 hours.

It comes in five different colors from black to a feminine metallic pink. It also has a multi-protect system to keep electronic threats like short circuits at bay. It’s a favorite with more than 26,000 reviews on Amazon and has a 4.5 star rating.

Anker PowerCore Mini comes with a travel pouch, micro USB cable and an 18-month warranty.

Shop This Post

This article contains affiliate links. When you shop on Amazon through our affiliate site, we earn a small commission at no additional cost to you.

Loved this post? We love when you share our content! ~ Jen Tim

About Jennifer Dombrowski

Jennifer Dombrowski is an independent travel publisher and an American expat who has lived in Bordeaux, France since 2016. She previously lived in Northern Italy in a small village near Venice for seven years where she fell in love with wine and wine tourism. She is an award-winning travel writer. She is also a travel correspondent on Traveling on the American Forces Radio Network. Luxe Adventure Traveler was named one of the top travel blogs to watch by the Huffington Post and TripAdvisor, and has been featured by top publications such as National Geographic, CNN, Buzzfeed, and Business Insider. Jennifer’s photography has also been featured on publications such as USA Today and Travel Leisure and on the Travel Channel.

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Your article is helpful! I like the one with the flashlight function the most. I bought mine because it was a recommendation of a German travel blogger. It’s called Stay mobile and it has 22400 mAh. So far I am really happy with it. I didn’t use a power bank until this year but now I can’t imagine to go without anymore. It’s really helpful and especially because my iPhone has now a weaker battery.

I like the look of the Anker. My main issue with all of the powerbanks is that they seem prone to failure – and it’s always when I’m travelling. I now take 2 or 3 with me!

wow, I love the power bank wallet that is exactly what I need! I am always wrestling with my power brick and its cords. That is super useful! A good travel accessory

The Lepow looks so cute as well as being hardy and long-lasting! On work trips I carry a hefty 10000mAh Anguo charger – it’s heavy but can charge my iPhone X 4-5 times. I love the passport holder / charger combo – I might have to get myself one of those!

This question nags at me every time I go on vacation, but I’ve never been proactive enough to look for a solution. However, now I’m going to pick up the compact PowerCore Mini to make sure I don’t have this stress on our next vacation in a few weeks. It sounds absolutely perfect for the way I like to travel lightweight!

We have a range of power banks, including a few I’ve been given as freebies by suppliers or clients at work, and others we’ve bought for our travelling. Like you, we have one larger capacity one, too big for a but it can charge our two phones and/ or laptop several times on a single charge. It’s also one that we can recharge via mains or solar, so it’s handy on safari when we don’t have access to electric power outlets everywhere.

I love the convenience of the Lovie Style phone charging passport holder. It sounds pretty effective and what I love most about it is the ability to use it for much more. We are always looking for “juice” and places to plug in when we travel. We a simple power bank but it can only charge one iPhone and then it needs to be recharged. We’ve been talking about upgrading and this article does a great job highlighting several and their benefits. Thanks for the recommendations.

Power banks always confuse me. I have a drawer full of ones that I have collected over the years but they never seem to last. Now I at least know what I’m looking for when selecting one. On another note, that passport charger is going on my Christmas list.

This is a great list and your comparison of products is very helpful, considering the different applications and features that you have highlighted. Next time we need to buy a power bank, I will be clearer on what to look for.

This was a fantastic explanation, I hate my power bank because of how slow it is lol so the first one you mentioned sounds ideal considering it only takes two hours, I’m definitely sold on this and will use your amazing link Jennifer!

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What Is A Power Bank Do You Need One for Your Phone?

With the amount of time we spend using our phones, the battery runs down, leaving us helpless. Since plugging in the phone to charge isn’t always feasible, we need a portable option to take with us when traveling or just dealing with our usual busy schedules.

The answer for many is a power bank.

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Let’s learn all about power banks or portable battery packs today and see if you need one.

How Does A Power Bank Work?

A power bank’s built-in battery charges through an external power supply, such as a wall socket, then stores the energy in chemical form. When needed, the battery sends electrical energy to the connected device via the output port.

The process consists of three parts: energy absorbing, storing and releasing. It works similarly to a cell phone batter y, although a portable phone charger can be more complex and have more functions depending on its design.

What Is the Point of A Power Bank?

Power banks are rechargeable batteries like cell phone batteries. Back in those days, when our cell phone dies, we remove the back cover to replace a battery that’s full of juice. A power bank equals a battery pack. It charges your device on the go, especially when wall outlets are not available.

Battery packs can charge cell phones and other devices, such as laptops, speakers, and many others.

What are the Different Types of Power Banks?

Power banks vary in sizes, shapes, as well as the ways they charge or release energy.

The power bank size tends to be the most important criterion; the bigger the power bank, the higher the charging capacity (measured in mAh). capacity means more energy but also more weight.

Small-sized power banks (20,000mAh or below):

If you simply want a power bank to charge cell phones, 20,000mAh or below will do the job. The average battery capacity of recent cell phones is between 4,000 to 5,000mAh.

Large-sized power banks: (20,000mAh or above):

Anker powerhouse 120,000mAh

Although there are supposed 100,000mAh power banks on the market, their legitimacy is arguable. Larger ‘power banks‘ range from between 40,000-60,000mAh and can be used to charge laptops, mini-fridges, and similar appliances and typically marketed towards campers. As you can imagine, those ‘power banks‘ are usually the size of a car battery or bigger, clearly running counter to the purpose of a ‘portable’ phone charger.

After size, the next important consideration is how a power bank charges and releases energy.

Standard USB power banks:

The most common power bank works just like a USB charger. They charge using a USB charger or a built-in plug, and then they become the USB charger to recharge a device via a USB cable.

Wireless power banks:

Wireless power banks need to be charged through a USB cable, but they charge cell phones wirelessly, making the process more convenient. Unlike USB power banks that are restricted by cable type, wireless portable phone chargers can be used universally by all cellphones.

How Many Times Can A Power Bank Charge My Phone?

This depends on the capacity of the power bank and your mobile.

For example, the iPhone 11 battery has a 3,110mAh capacity. If the battery is flat and you charge it with a full 7,000mAh power bank, the power bank can charge the iPhone three times with 780mAh (7,000 – 31102=780mAh) remaining.

Well, this is only partially true. The general rule is that your power bank ‘s real capacity is around 2/3 of the theoretical capacity. A 10,00mAh power bank may only be around 6600mAh.

Are Power Banks Allowed on Planes?

Power banks are only allowed in carry-on luggage and should not exceed 100 watt-hours (Wh) per battery, around 26,315mAh. You will need to seek approval from the airline if your portable phone charger exceeds 100Wh, inevitably prolonging the check-in process.

How to Extend your Power Bank’s Life?

In a similar way to cell phone batteries, power banks have an average of 300-500 charge-discharge cycles. When a power bank uses up all its cycles, it needs to be thrown away, so ensuring you purchase a reliable, high capacity battery pack will elongate its charging life.

Your power bank’s life is also affected by how you use it. To make your power bank last a little longer, follow the following tips:

Charge your power bank when you’re not using it:

Rechargeable batteries age whether you use them or not, but they do age slower with some charge in them. If you plan on storing it away, charge it first. And don’t leave it unused for a long time as batteries slowly discharge and will degrade and loose capacity by and by.

Don’t expose it to extreme temperatures:

Batteries work best at temperatures between 5 and 25 degrees. In extreme scenarios, the battery inside a battery pack will lose its energy faster and may even pose safety risks.

Don’t drop your power bank:

Just like your cell phone, your portable phone charger also contains a circuit board, battery, and other components, so handle it with care.

What Are the Advantages of Power Banks?

Different types of power banks have different advantages. But all in all, they share the following merits.

Less anxiety

Low battery anxiety is real. But, with a power bank with you wherever you go, rest assured that you won’t have to stress over your battery ever again.

Affordable

Getting a power bank is indeed an inexpensive way to charge your phone or other devices quickly. In fact, many own more than one power bank because they often find the one they take with them is empty when they are out and because quality power banks are very affordable.

Customizable

Power banks come in a variety of sizes, colors, and designs. You can buy one according to your needs and preference. Or even personalize it.

What Are the Disadvantages of Power Banks?

Like phone batteries, power banks last longer when they are active. In other words, you have to charge them frequently to expand their lifespan. But the problem is, you don’t use a power bank as often as your mobile. So you have to remind yourself to charge it from time to time. And that’s difficult, to be honest. You may not remember where you put it the last time when you finished using it.

Most of the time, you only reach for your power bank when you’re about to leave for vacation. At that time, the power bank has gone flat as it self-discharges over time. Chances are you only realize that when you are away from home, with no access to wall outlets.

Recommended Power Bank

PITAKA offers a magnetic wireless power bank that’s smaller than the Apple MagSafe Battery Pack but with more battery capacity 4,000mAh. Snap it to the back of your iPhone 12/13/14 and enjoy worry-free wireless charging even when it’s pulled from a or thrown into a bag. To get a better magnetic force and experience, use with a MagEZ Case 2. The ergonomically designed curve fits comfortably in your hand when you’re on the go. And covered by aramid fiber, the power bank has proven durability with a smooth texture that exudes classic style, and it’s comfortable to hold all day.

If you tend to forget to charge your power bank, use it with the MagEZ Slider. With the base at the table, you’ll be reminded where to put the power bank each time when you finish using it. And as the base holds the power bank, it charges up the battery as well. When you need to charge on the go, just slide the power bank out from the base, snap it to the back of your mobile, and you are good to go.

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