A great gift idea is always an external power bank. As they work with just about any device that charges over USB. Whether that be the new Moto X Pure Edition, the LG G4, an iPhone 6S, or even a new Macbook. They can all be charged from an external power bank without needing to find a wall outlet. Pretty unique right? Let’s take a look at our top picks for external power banks.
KMASHI 10,000mAh External Power Bank
This power bank from KMASHI can recharge your phone about 3 times on average, before needing to be recharged itself. It boasts two USB ports, allowing you the ability to charge two devices simultaneously. A great option. This KMASHI external battery pack is also lightweight, making it a great choice to take with you when you’re traveling.
Aukey Quick Charge 2.0 15,000mAh External Power Bank
Aukey has a feature here in their external power bank that a number of others on this list do not have, and that’s Quick Charge 2.0. It is Qualcomm certified, and can charge your smartphone about twice as fast as the others on this list. This is also a 15,000mAh battery pack here, which means it can recharge your smartphone about 5 times on average, of course that all depends on the size of your smartphone’s battery.
RAVPower Portable 3200mAh External Power Bank
Now this one is a bit smaller, which means it’s also lightweight. It’s a good option for the ladies to throw in their purse. It’s pretty small, but unfortunately there is not a cable included, so you will need to get your own microUSB cable or USB Type-C cable to go with this With it being 3200mAh, it’s not going to charge up your smartphone more than once.
EasyAcc 2nd Gen. 10,000mAh External Power Bank
EasyAcc has a good looking power bank here, with a 10,000mAh capacity, which is enough to charge your smartphone about 3 times. So not bad at all. There are also two USB ports included here, allowing you to charge two devices simultaneously. No Quick Charge 2.0 here, but they do support 2.4A output, allowing for some rapid charging.
Anker 2nd Gen Astro E4 13,000mAh External Battery Pack
Anker here, has their own Astro E4 battery pack that’s available. It features two USB ports, both of which use their PowerIQ Technology, allowing the power bank to push as much power to the device it’s charging without damaging the device. There is also a built-in flashlight. A great feature for when you’re camping, or perhaps stranded on the side of the road in the middle of the night.
ChargeTech 24,000mAh External Power Bank
This is a pretty large battery pack here, but that’s not the feature worth touting here. While this does still have a few USB ports as the others on this list, there is also a full AC outlet included. So if you need to charge your laptop, and it’s not a USB Type-C laptop, you can do so using this battery pack. They tout that it can charge up a Macbook Pro at least once, which has a pretty hefty battery inside it.
QiStone+ 4,000mAh External Power Bank
Much like the last entry, this one also has a feature that the others on this list do not have. And that’s Qi Wireless charging. Yes, you can charge this battery pack via Qi Wireless charging. You can also charge your phone using Qi on this battery pack. Making for a rather unique experience. Of course you’ll need a smartphone or tablet that has Qi Wireless charging included, or it won’t do you much good.
Anker Astro E7 26,800mAh Battery Pack
Okay, this is the biggest battery pack on our list. Coming in at a whooping 26,800mAh in capacity. Needless to say it can definitely charge your device for weeks. It features 3 USB ports all of which have Anker’s PowerIQ Technology allowing it to push as much power as the device can handle without damaging it, which is definitely a nice thing to have.
LimeFuel LP200X External Battery Pack
This is another one that is pretty hefty. It’s a 20,000mAh external power bank from LimeFuel. It does feature two USB ports as well as a flashlight, all of which have proven to be very useful. Additionally it has a LCD display, which shows you the exact percentage of battery life that is left, instead of having to guess from an array of LED lights.
ZeroLemon SolarJuice 20,000mAh External Power Bank
Not only is this a huge battery pack, but it’s also rugged. Allowing you to be rough with it and not worry about breaking it or anything. But perhaps the most interesting feature here is the fact that it a solar battery pack. Allowing you to use the sun or some other bright lights to charge it up, instead of plugging it into the wall, very useful actually.