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The best power bank can be a lifesaver when you're working remotely and find that your device is about to give its last gasp. Fortunately, you need never be without portable power thanks to some great deals on the best packages.

The options come in all shapes and capacities and for all budgets. The best power bank for you will probably depend on the right balance between compact, lightweight build and enough charging power to meet your needs. 

Whether you simply want to keep your phone topped up during a weekend away or require something more powerful to keep multiple devices running during a busy day of remote work, you'll find an option in our pick of the best power banks. 

Unsure of what to bear in mind when choosing the best power bank for you? Skip down to the bottom of the article for a guide to how to choose the best power bank.

If you're looking for other kinds of storage, head over to our guide to the best external hard drives and SSDs. Or if you're stuck making the decision between a laptop or a tablet, check out our list of the best 2-in-1 laptops on the market. 

The best power bank deals available now 

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01. Anker PowerCore 20100 power bank

The best power bank overall

Weight: 354g | Size: 16.6 x 5.8 x 2.2cm | Battery capacity: 20,100mAh | Number of ports: 2 | Included cables: Micro USB | Compatible with: iPhone X, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 7, iPhone 6s, iPad, Kindle Fire, Sony Xperia Z Sony Xperia Z, Sony Xperia Z2, Sony Xperia Z2, Google Nexus 5, Google Nexus 7, Google Nexus 10, Samsung S9, Samsung Note 8, 12-inch MacBook 2015

Huge battery
Speedy charging
Not the lightest
Not compatible with all devices

Our best power bank overall comes in a long, slim design that makes it easy to carry. The Anker PowerCore 20100 power bank boasts a generous 20,100mAh battery capacity, which is enough to charge multiple devices several times on a single trip. In fact, it will charge an iPhone 8 about six times and a Samsung Galaxy S9 about four times.

It has two 2.4 Amp USB ports so you can charge two devices at once, and it charges fast if your devices use PowerIQ or VoltageBoost (there's a separate version available to buy if you have a device that uses Qualcomm QuickCharge). It all comes in at a very reasonable price. As long as your device is compatible and lightness is not your main concern (it weighs about the same as a can of soup), this portable charger ticks all the boxes.

If you want to know more about the device, take a look at our article on should I buy an Anker Powercore power bank?

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02. MAXOAK 50,000mAh Power Bank

The best power bank for high capacity and multiple ports

Weight: 1.26kg | Size: 20.6 x 13.5 x 3.3cm | Battery capacity: 50,000Ah | Included cables: USB Cable | Number of ports: 6 | Compatible with: iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 7 iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, Samsung Galaxy S7, S6, S5, S4, S3, Note 4, Note 3, Note 2, Note 7, iPad Air, iPad Air2, iPad Mini, iPad Mini 2, iPad Mini 3, Galaxy S6, Edge Nexus, HTC One, Motorola Droid, GoPro CPAP, Lenovo, Samsung, Toshiba, Dell, Acer, Surface Pro 3 Surface Pro 4, Sony IBM

Six ports
Huge capacity
Expensive
Big and heavy

If you'll need to charge more than two devices at once, the MAXOAK 50,000mAh Power Bank could be the option you're looking for. It boasts an impressive six ports and an astounding 50,000mAh power capacity to feed them.

Unfortunately, it's not compatible with MacBooks, but it can be used to charge laptops from Fujitsu, Sony, Acer, Asus, IBM, Dell, HP, NEC, Samsung and Lenovo. The enormous battery capacity and multiple ports make this an ideal power bank for a trip with colleagues who'll need to charge their devices at the same time, or if you simply have a lot of devices yourself.

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03. RAVPower Portable Charger 20000mAh PD 3.0

A slim power bank with three output types

Weight: 427g | Size: 15.7 x 7.4 x 1.5cm | Battery capacity: 20,000mAh | Included cables: Micro USB cable | Number of ports: 3 | Compatible with: Most iPhones and iPads; Samsung Galaxy S8, S7, S7 Edge, S6, S6 Edge S 5/4 note 8/5/4; Samsung Galaxy Tab 3/4/4; LG G6 G5 G4 G3, V10, Flex 2, Flex/Pro Lite, HTC 10 One A9, M9 M8; HUAWEI P8, 9, 10, Mate 9, 10; Lumia 435 635 550 640, 640XL 650, 650DualSIM 735 830 950XL; Google Nexus 5, 5X 6, 6P, 7, 9, 10; Google pixel XL; Nokia 820, Nokia 900, Nokia 1020, Nokia 1520; Nintendo Switch

Affordable
Portable
Newer models have no Lightning input

The RAVPower 20,000mAh is another slim and stylish power bank that offers a good amount of battery life and multiple charging options despite its svelte design. It's easy to slip into a pocket and has three ports (usb c, usb 3.0 and usb 2.0) that allow multiple devices to be charged at the same time. 

This power bank also comes in at a very reasonable price considering its capacity, making it a good choice if you want a dependable power bank that offers multiple charges without breaking the bank.

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04. Mophie Powerstation Plus with built-in cables

The best power bank for iPhones

Weight: From 158g | Size: 6.83 x 1.4 x 13.4 cm | Battery capacity: From 6,000mAh | Included cables: Integrated Lightning cable | Number of ports: 2 | Compatible with: Apple devices, most USB devices and wearables

Integrated Lightning cable 
Two ports
Expensive 
Pointless without iPhone or iPad

If you're mainly after a power bank to keep your iPhone and/or iPad in juice, then the Mophie Powerstation Plus XL is a smart choice. It has a built-in dual-purpose charging cable with a Lightning adapter for charging Apple devices. The adapter can be easily removed if you want to switch it to micro USB, for example, to charge an Android phone. 

Models range from a 6,000mAh capacity at the most economic end up to a more generous 12,000mAh, which is enough for more than four additional charges on your iPhone or one extra charge for a tablet. A second USB port means you can charge two devices at the same time.

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05. Anker PowerCore II 10,000mAh power bank

The best power bank to carry on the move

Weight: 181g | Size: 9.2 x 6 x 2.2cm | Battery capacity: 10,000Ah | Included cables: 60cm Micro-USB Cable | Number of ports: 1 | Compatible with: iPhone X, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 7, iPhone 6s, iPad; Sony Xperia Z Sony Xperia Z, Sony Xperia Z2 Sony Xperia Z2; Google Nexus 5, Google Nexus 7, Google Nexus 10; Samsung S9, Samsung Note 8; Kindle Fire

Super-portable 
Beautiful slim design
Only 10,000mAh 
Only one port

The Anker PowerCore II power bank has a lower battery capacity than most options on our list, but it's also one of the most compact. Smaller than a pack of playing cards, it only has one port but still has enough capacity to charge an iPhone around three times. If you need a power bank that you can comfortably slip into a pocket and use to quickly charge your smartphone a couple of times while you're out on the move, this could strike the right balance between size and capacity.

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06. AUKEY Power Bank 20,000mAh

The best warranty protection

Weight: 387g | Size: 150 x 83 x 21mm | Battery capacity: 20,000mAh | Included cables: Micro-USB cable | Number of ports: 2 | Compatible with: iPhone X, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 7, iPhone 6s, Samsung S9, Samsung Note 8, iPad and others

24-month warranty
Two USB ports 
 Not the lightest
A bit bulky

The AUKEY Power Bank 20,000mAh offers dual USB ports to charge two devices at once and a decent battery capacity to support them. On top of that, it's cleverly optimised to promote healthy battery life. However, perhaps the most interesting part of the package is the 24-month warranty, which is much more generous than other devices on our list. It might not be relevant if you like to upgrade your devices regularly, but if you want to get at least a couple of years' use out of your power bank, it might be a deciding factor.

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07. Omni 20 USB-C Portable Power Bank

The best power bank for those with a bigger budget

Weight: 499g | Size: 13 x 3 x 13cm | Battery capacity: 20,100mAh | Included cables: USB-C charging cable | Number of ports: 4 (2 USB & 2 USC) | Compatible with: Latest USB-C MacBook Pros, iPhone 8/X, Nintendo Switch, USB-C phones, laptops

Charge multiple devices 
Dual charging option
Expensive
Weighty

If money is no object, then the Omni 20 USB-C Portable Power Bank is perhaps the best power bank out there. It's not the most compact, but this high-powered device offers four ports (two USB and two USC) and serves as both a laptop charger and a USB hub, allowing you to potentially charge two laptops and two smart devices at the same time.

It charges fast – in under three hours when plugged in by itself. You can also charge the power bank itself while your devices are charging. It’s a lot more expensive than most of the other power banks on our list, but if you need to use your devices a lot, the investment could pay off by allowing you to work for longer.

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08. iMuto 20,000mAh power bank

An affortable 20,000mAh power bank with two ports

Weight: 459g | Size: 17.2 x 2.3 x 8.2 cm | Battery capacity: 20,000mAh | Number of ports: 2 | Compatible with: Most Macbooks; Surface Pro 4, Surface Pro 3, Dell XPS 13-inch; most iPhones and iPads; Samsung Galaxy S8, S7, S7 Edge, S6, S6 Edge S 5/4 note 8/5/4; Samsung Galaxy Tab 3/4/4; LG G6 G5 G4 G3, V10, Flex 2, Flex/Pro Lite, HTC 10 One A9, M9 M8; HUAWEI P8, 9, 10, Mate 9, 10; Lumia 435 635 550 640, 640XL 650, 650DualSIM 735 830 950XL; Google Nexus 5, 5X 6, 6P, 7, 9, 10; Google pixel XL; Nokia 820, Nokia 900, Nokia 1020, Nokia 1520; Nintendo Switch

Large capacity
Affordable price
Chunky design
Fairly heavy

The iMuto Ultra High Capacity portable charger is another compact power bank that offers high battery capacity at an affordable price. Storing 20,000mAh, it can charge an average smartphone over four times on a single full charge. It's not the smallest power bank in terms of size, but at such an attractive price it's a good option for creatives that need to have a decent amount of power to fall back on.

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09. RAVPower 6700mAh Power Bank Portable Charger

The best budget power bank

Weight: 141g | Size: 8.9 x 4.2 x 2.2cm | Battery capacity: 6,700mAh | Included cables: Micro USB | Number of ports: 1 | Compatible with: iPhone 8, Plus, X, 10, 7, 7 Plus, 6, 6S, 6, 6S Plus, 5, 5S, SE, 5C, 4, 4S; iPad, iPad 2, iPad Mini, Air, Air 2 Pro; Samsung Galaxy S8, S7, S7 Edge, S6, S6 Edge, S5, 4 Note 8, 5, 4; Samsung Galaxy Tab 3, 4, 4; LG G6, G5, G4, G3, V10, Flex 2, Flex, Pro Lite; HTC 10 One A9, M9, M8; Huawei P8, 9, 10, Mate 9, 10; Lumia 435, 635, 550, 640, 640XL, 650, 650DualSIM, 735, 830, 950XL; Google Nexus 5, 5X, 6, 6P, 7, 9, 10; Google Pixel XL; Nokia 820, Nokia 900, Nokia 1020, Nokia 1520; Nintendo Switch, etc

Cheap
Light
Relatively low powered 
Only one port

The RAVPower 6700mAh charger is incredibly cheap but still offers enough power to charge an empty smartphone at least once, and probably twice. It weighs about the same as the average phone, and it's compact enough to easily carry in most pockets. It's compatible with a wide range of devices, making it a great budget choice for a convenient power bank with moderate power for casual use on a night out or weekend away.

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10. RAVPower Power Bank with AC Outlet

The best power bank for laptops

Weight: 206g | Size: 6.91 x 6.91 x 15.39 cm | Battery capacity: 20,000mAh | Included cables: 2 Micro USB cables (20cm and 60cm) | Number of ports: 3 | Compatible with: Most Macbooks; Surface Pro 4, Surface Pro 3, Dell XPS 13-inch; most iPhones and iPads; Samsung Galaxy S8, S7, S7 Edge, S6, S6 Edge S 5/4 note 8/5/4; Samsung Galaxy Tab 3/4/4; LG G6 G5 G4 G3, V10, Flex 2, Flex/Pro Lite, HTC 10 One A9, M9 M8; HUAWEI P8, 9, 10, Mate 9, 10; Lumia 435 635 550 640, 640XL 650, 650DualSIM 735 830 950XL; Google Nexus 5, 5X 6, 6P, 7, 9, 10; Google pixel XL; Nokia 820, Nokia 900, Nokia 1020, Nokia 1520; Nintendo Switch

Charge both laptop and phone 
Big battery capacity
Not the cheapest 
Big and bulky

RAVPower covers the entire spectrum, from some of the best affordable compact power banks to high-end options. This RAVPower Power Bank with AC Outlet is the ideal choice if you have more cash to splash and want to be able to charge multiple devices, such as a MacBook or Surface Pro as well as your smartphone. With both a Type-C (5V/3A) port and iSmart USB (5V/2.4A) port, you’ll be able to charge both at the same time, as there’s plenty of battery capacity (20,000mAh). 

If you only need to charge one device you can do so over and over again: an iPhone 7 around five times, a Galaxy S7 four times, or the 12-in MacBook once, for example. 

How to choose the best power bank

When choosing the best power bank for your needs, the first consideration should be battery capacity. Consider how long you’ll be on the move and how many devices you'll be using. You'll also need to bear in mind how much energy those devices consume as a laptop or camera will need more power to recharge than a phone or tablet.

Once you've decided what battery capacity you need, the next factor is weight. Usually weight increases in line with capacity, so you might want to strike a balance and sacrifice some battery capacity for the extra portability that comes with a lighter power bank. 

Of course, you need to make sure that the power bank you choose is compatible with the devices that you want to charge. If you're likely to need to charge several devices at the same time, you'll want to check how many charging points the power bank has. Many power banks come with two or three, but some power banks offer up to six.

For more ways to avoid running out of juice on the move, check out our guide to the best wireless chargers.

Which is the best brand for power banks?

We feel that Anker is often the best brand for power banks, which is why the Anker PowerCore 20100 power bank tops our list above. With its big capacity, fast charging and excellent value, it's a no-brainer unless you're looking for really high capacity or specific compatibility. There are a few devices the PowerCore 20100 won’t work with. 

If you can't get enough accessories, then make sure you also check out our iPad accessories post and our guide to USB sound cards.

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