These days, our dependence on mobile gadgets means that backup power banks aren’t optional.
A portable battery pack has become a necessity, these days, but with such a large number of options available, it can be difficult to know which one is right for you and your unique mobile device use.
The key is to understand exactly how much juice you really need for your devices and how much space you have.
After all, there are several things to consider when it comes to a backup battery pack. The first is that it has a large enough capacity (measured in mAh) for recharging your devices and for doing it as often as will be needed before the power bank, itself, needs to be recharged. Next, you need to make sure the portable charger, itself, will recharge quickly and that it will allow you to charge up your devices rapidly. It’s all well and good to have the capacity, but if it takes too long, it may not be as convenient as you’d hoped. Finally, you will want to be sure that you have a slim and light option that will fit into your pocket, handbag, briefcase, gym bag, or wherever else you want to tuck it away until you need it.
The following are some of the top battery pack options for you to consider.
• Mogix Slim Fit 10,400 mAh portable charger – this is an easy top pick for virtually anyone because it has a huge capacity (it can recharge an iPhone 6 about 4 times before it needs to be plugged in), it’s the slimmest and lightest one available at that capacity, and it has two ports that allow two devices to be recharged simultaneously. This one has you covered.
• Mogix 5,000 mAh portable charger – at about half the capacity, size and weight, this is a great little backup power bank if you just want to make sure you’ve got a couple of recharges available no matter where you go, but you’re short on space. This fits easily into a pocket or handbag and is perfect for day-to-day use.
• Jarv TANK power bank – this one’s a chunkier option, but it’s great for people who will be spending a lot of time outdoors and who need something very rugged to stand up to being bashed around. Its military grade IP67, dust-proof, shockproof and waterproof, with 7,800 mAh. This may be too big and heavy for your purse, but if you plan to do a lot of hiking and camping, this outdoor charger will give you 2 to 3 recharges on your smartphone while you’re there.