Never lose power in your devices while travelling again with the best power banks. Let's face it, there's nothing worse than running out of power when you're out and about, and that's where a power bank can really help.
Most power banks work by supplying power to another device once charged, but with so many varying features, price points and brands, it can get confusing when choosing what power bank will be best for you. Over the years, we've reviewed a plethora of power banks, and we've selected ones in this guide based on their capacity, power ports, physical size and extra features, so you're sure to find one that suits you below.
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The best power banks available today
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Size: 16.6 x 5.8 x 2.2cm
The Anker PowerCore 20100 power bank is quite simply one of the best power banks you can buy, especially if you want a large capacity. In terms of charge speed, connectivity and price, it's superb. With a hefty battery capacity of 20,100mAh, you'll get a good few charges out of it and you can charge two devices at once.
Size: 13.21 x 6.86 x 1.27cm
This impressive, little device comes at a great price. The INIU 10000mAh Portable Charger has not one, but two USB-A output ports, a USB-C input and output port too. While it has half the capacity of the Anker PowerCore (below), it's a handy slim device when out and about, that we highly recommend.
Size: 17.2 x 2.3 x 8.2 cm
If the main thing that you're after is great value in your power bank, we can heartily recommend the iMuto Ultra High Capacity portable charger. While it's a bit chunky; it's 100g heavier than the above top pick, and there's less capacity than the above two, when you look at the money that you'll be saving, we think these are good trade offs.
Size: 74 x 158 x 19mm
This device comes with 25,600mAh of battery capacity making it ideal for those who work on the go. Able to charge up to three devices at once, the Anker PowerCore III Elite 25600 has a 60W USB-C port and a pair of USB-A ports capable of delivering a total output of 18W between them. There's also a neat trickle-charging function.
Size: 3-inches x 2-inchs x 1/4-inch
The Casely Power Pods are designed for charging smart phones, however, with the inclusion of a USB-C to USB cable, this is a versatile device. It is compatible with Qi Wireless charging phones, as well as Samsung and Google phones, and AirPods 2, AirPods Pro, and AirPods 3. You can also match your phone case to your Power Pod, which is a really nice touch.
Size: 20.6 x 13.5 x 3.3cm
The Maxoak Power Bank offers a huge 50,000mAh battery capacity, and is versatile, with six ports letting you charge almost everything at once. Sadly, though, it won't charge a MacBook, which could rule out this power bank for many creatives, plus it's heavy, with a pretty hefty price tag too.
Size: 13 x 3 x 13cm
Want a premium power bank that can charge loads of things at once? This device offers two USB-C ports, two USB-A ports and wireless charging, and is fast. If you need to charge multiple devices, and want a lot of flexibility, this is a winner. But it's heavy and gives you less power than you'd expect for the price.
Size: 6.3 x 3.18 x 1.05 inches
This 25,000mAh power bank from UGREEN is pretty hefty and reliable, offering rapid charging speeds at 100W max output with a 65W fast recharge. It can supposedly fully charge a 13" Macbook Air in 90 minutes, and also has a smart digital display which shows the remaining power left.
Size: 18 x 8 x 2.4cm
The Anker’s PowerCore+ 26800 offers excellent value: Its huge 26,800mAh battery should be enough to recharge the iPhone 8 around 10 times, a Samsung Galaxy S8 more than six times, and most tablets at least twice. Plus you can charge up to three devices at once.
Size: 14.9 x 1.5 x 7.3 cm
The Kilponen Solar Power Bank 26800mAh offers an impressive capacity, will fit in a pocket easily, and the LED indicator system shows how much power you have left. There are only two ports – both USB-A – but otherwise, it's a great option, both for practical and environmental reasons.
Weight: From 158g
Size: 6.83 x 1.4 x 13.4cm
The Mophie Powerstation Plus is the perfect choice for anyone with an iPhone or older iPad. It has a built-in Lightning cable and models range from a 6,000mAh capacity to 12,000mAh, which is enough for more than four additional charges on your iPhone. A second USB port enables you to charge two devices at the same time.