Holiday Gift Guide 2016 – 2017: Top 10 Best Battery Packs / Power Banks

External Power Banks Gift Guide 2015
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Anker Astro E1


The Astro E1 from Anker is a fairly small battery pack, and it provides a small amount of power, but it is enough to keep your smartphone going, and charge it up. It sports 5200mAh in capacity, which is enough to fully charge a smartphone about once, but definitely not enough to fully charge a tablet, unfortunately, but it can top it off if it’s needed.

Buy the Anker Astro E1

KMASHI 10000mAh External Battery Power Bank


KMASHI has a slightly larger battery pack here, and this one actually sports two USB ports. This means that you’ll be able to charge two devices simultaneously. Making for a pretty great feature. This power bank sports 10,000mAh capacity, which is enough to charge most smartphones about three times, before running out of juice itself.


Buy the KMASHI 10000mAh External Battery

Tronsmart USB C Power Bank



This one here is of similar size, when compared to the KMASHI battery pack listed above. This one sports a capacity of 10,400mAh but it has a few tricks up its sleeve. For one, it uses USB Type-C, something that has been getting increasingly popular in the past year or so. It also has Quick Charge 3.0 included. Allowing you to charge your smartphone quicker than ever before.

Buy the Tronsmart USB C Power Bank

AUKEY 30000mAh Power Bank



Now here is a pretty massive power bank, this time out of AUKEY. This is a 30,000mAh capacity bank, and can charge your smartphone at least 10 times over. Not only that, but it also includes Quick Charge 3.0, making for a great way to charge your smartphone quickly. It is also backwards compatible, so even if you don’t have a Quick Charge 3.0 smartphone, you’ll still be all set.

Buy the AUKEY 30000mAh Power Bank


AUKEY 12,000mAh Power Bank


Here’s a smaller one from AUKEY, in case you don’t want something as bulky and heavy as the one listed above. This one sports a 12,000mAh capacity. Which is still quite good for its size, and will give you plenty of juice to keep your smartphone, tablets, smartwatches and other tech gadgets charged up.


Buy the AUKEY 12,000mAh Power Bank

RAVPower 27000mAh Power Bank



This one here is pretty large too, but there is something that this power bank has that the AUKEY model doesn’t. And that’s a full AC outlet. Allowing you to quickly charge up your laptop, or really anything else that doesn’t use USB, as well as plugging in your smartphone to get a good charge.

Buy the RAVPower 27000mAh Power Bank

Anker PowerCore 10000


This is probably one of the best power banks on this list. For one, it is pretty small, but still packs a ton of power. Meaning that it can fit in your pocket and charge your smartphone. It also supports Quick Charge 3.0, meaning that you won’t need to keep it in your pocket for long, because it’ll charge your smartphone up pretty quick. Always important.

Buy the Anker PowerCore 10000

RAVPower 3350mAh 3rd Gen Luster Mini


Perhaps the smallest battery pack on this list, but still a great one to have. This won’t be large enough to fully charge really any smartphone – except for maybe some really small smartphones – but it’s great to have around in case you need just a little bit extra juice. And it’s extra small, making it great to stuff in a bag when traveling.

Buy the RAVPower 3350mAh 3rd Gen Luster Mini

Anker PowerHouse


This isn’t so much a portable battery pack – there’s nothing portable about it – but more of a generator. It sports 120,000mAh of capacity, and can power just about anything. This is great for those times when the power goes out, or you need some power on your camping trip. It may be overkill, but definitely awesome to have.

Buy the Anker PowerHouse

Tronsmart Presto


The Tronsmart Presto is another somewhat small battery pack, we’re looking at a capacity of about 10,400mAh here. That’s enough for about three smartphone charges. It does feature Quick Charge 3.0, but it also does come with a USB Type-A to Type-C cable. Definitely a great buy for anyone that just switched to a USB-C smartphone, like the Google Pixel.

Buy the Tronsmart Presto