Best USB-C Portable Battery Power Packs Android Central 2021
USB-C and the Power Delivery standard have paved the way for a new wave of battery packs that are both powerful and portable. While there are some massive power banks aimed more at charging laptops or powering devices through long camping trips, I much prefer the lighter chargers that can quickly charge a phone while sitting down for lunch or in my pocket during long days out and about. Whether you prefer your power banks big or small, these are the best ones around!
- Phone-sized power: Aukey 10,000mAh Battery Pack
- Wireless versatility: Omni Mobile 12,800mAh Omnicharge Power Bank
- Big battery bundle: Anker PowerCore+ 26800 PD Charger Bundle
- Who needs wires?: AUKEY Wireless Power Bank with 18W Power Delivery
Phone-sized power: Aukey 10,000mAh Battery PackStaff pick
It's easy to slide this phone-sized bank into a pants pocket alongside your phone for charging on the go at a good speed.
Wireless versatility: Omni Mobile 12,800mAh Omnicharge Power Bank
This bank has just about everything you could want: a small form factor, 45W Power Delivery charging, a QC 3.0 USB-A port, and a Qi charging pad on top.
Big battery bundle: Anker PowerCore+ 26800 PD Charger Bundle
This bundle includes a 26800mAh that can charge at 30W, a 30W USB-C wall charger to replenish the bank, and a USB-C cable to connect them.
Who needs wires?: AUKEY Wireless Power Bank with 18W Power Delivery
Being able to plop your phone down on a wireless charger is great at home, but it's even better on the go when you're in an airport lounge or cafe.
If we had to choose
Again, I far prefer smaller portable batteries that actually live up to the name "portable", which is why the phone-sized Aukey 10,000mAh Battery Pack and the compact Anker PowerCore 10000 PD are two of our favourites — and two of the most popular models on the market today. The Aukey is more affordable and its shape makes it easier to accommodate, but some prefer the more narrow but rotund Anker.
Turning to more beefy models, while Anker's bundle is of the highest quality, it's also of the highest price, so unless you already lack a USB-C wall charger, you're probably better off buying the Zendure A6PD 20100mAh PD Power Bank, which is half the price and ultra-durable. Things tend to bounce around in my gear bag, so power banks that are sturdy give me extra peace of mind when my backpack falls off the seat again.
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