Best USB-C portable chargers & power banks 2024

No matter how great your phone's battery is, purchasing one of the best USB-C battery packs or power banks will ensure you never lose power when you need it the most. But with such a crowded market, it's hard to determine which portable charger is the best.

We've ranked all of the best USB-C portable chargers & power banks that balance portability with value and power so you can spend less time shopping or more time juicing up your devices. USB-C is the future, and you should invest in it. Just look at the iPhone 15 if you don't believe it.

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Small and sturdy makes for the best USB-C portable charger

Again, we prefer smaller portable batteries that live up to the name "portable," which is why the phone-sized Anker PowerCore Slim 10,000mAh PD and the credit-card-sized Zendure SuperMini are two of our favorites. They're easy to fit in a pocket or purse, and they'll give your phone another 10 to 20 hours of life easily.

The Anker option is more affordable, and its shape makes it easier to accommodate, but some prefer the smaller, thicker size of the Zendure. We certainly prefer the bolder colors on the SuperMini. That metallic red and metallic blue just pop.

Turning to beefier models, there are plenty of excellent choices available. If you want as much power as possible, the UGREEN 145W Power Bank 25000mAh Portable Charger is of the highest quality, but it's also super expensive. If you want maximum charging speeds on both phones and laptops, it's a fine option and worth the investment.

If it is more capacity that you are looking for, there are plenty of excellent high-capacity battery packs to choose from, but remember that you won't be able to fly with one of them due to the large battery cell size.

Since your phone won't charge wirelessly with these battery packs, you need a compatible USB-C cable at hand when using any one of these portable chargers and power banks. Bear in mind that anything more than 60W requires you to use an e-marked 5A cable to tap into your USB-C power bank's full charging potential.

Chris Wedel
Smart Home Writer
Chris Wedel is a fan of all things tech and gadgets. Living in rural Kansas with his wife and two young boys makes finding ways to get and stay online tricky. By utilizing his years of experience with the tech and mobile communications industries — success is assured. When not conquering connectivity challenges and testing new gadgets, he enjoys cruising a gravel road in his UTV with some good tunes.
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