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Best Portable Chargers in 2018 – The Top 5 Power Banks Out There!

We live in a digital age, and we are surrounded by electronic devices all the time, that’s why we need a way to charge our devices while we are outside. In this article, we are going to take a look at the best portable chargers in the market for this year. We did over 33 hours of research and came up with the best options for you. Let’s get right into it!

5. Poweradd Slim 2

 

Our Ratings:

Durability
75%
Quality
80%
Ease Of Use
75%

The Poweradd Slim 2 is an affordable, 5000 mAh portable charger that would be a really good option if you’re interested in a universal charger that can charge your iPhone and Android smartphone very quickly!

This unit is available in 5 colors from which you can choose the one that suits your preferences the most such as the blue which we are currently reviewing, the black, red, pink and green, but regardless of your choice, all of them look unique in their own way and perform the same!

This particular model has a slim, hexagonal-tubular blue-colored body with silver accents that are present around the front and the bottom, and if we add the fact that it was made by using Grade A cell and premium microchips, it means that it will last for years without any problem.

At the bottom of the unit, you will find a 2A input, a 2.1A output and LED 4 LED lights which will notify you about the battery status, whether it is charged completely or it requires more time.

For your information, if you press the button on the front, this device will immediately show how much charge is left, while if you press it two times, the device will turn off so as you can see, this unit is very easy to use.

Moving on, the manufacturer recommends you use only the included cable for charging or a third-party certified one, so please keep this in mind because if you use a third-party which isn’t certified, the Slim 2 may start having issues in terms of the performance.

I would also like to mention that this model is equipped with Over-heat protection, Over-discharge protection, Over-charge protection, Short-circuit protection, Over-voltage protection and with Over-current protection, which is surely a great addition due to the fact that this charger is completely safe to use and this means that you won’t have any troubles using it.

Last but not the least, both the users and the manufacturer claims that the charging time is the fastest if you use the 2amp output charger which takes between 3 to 4 hours to completely charge the device itself.

Overall, if you’re looking for a highly-portable and powerful charger which will recharge your smartphone’s battery very quickly, then the Poweradd Slim 2 would be your choice!

4. iMuto X6

Our Ratings:

Durability
80%
Quality
70%
Ease Of Use
80%

The iMuto X6 is a 30000 mAh portable charger that is among the most purchased products in its category, mainly because of its capability to charge basically everything, starting from smartphones, tablets, and even Nintendo Switch, so let’s get started to find out more about it!

The X6 has a thick, hard plastic body with a black finish which is spread along the front and the rear part of the unit, and a dull gold polycarbonate band that wraps the sides. At the sides, you can find a power button, and three USB 3.4A with 5-Volts on which you can always rely since they are strong enough to provide you a quick battery charging.

But what got my attention the most is the presence of the small LCD screen, that will give you a clear insight about the battery status in digital format, so you will always know when it is time to recharge it or to stop charging it.

Moving on, the iMuto X6 comes with built-in safeguards as well, and what’s so special about them is that they will prevent the device from over-charging, over-current, over-voltage and short circuit, with the intention to maximize your safety as well as the safety of your devices that are plugged in.

However, please keep in mind that this unit isn’t suitable for charging MacBook Pro, but for everything else, such as game controllers, Bluetooth speakers, smartphones, and tablets, it is more than good!

To be more precise, the iMuto X6 uses the iM-power technology which helps the power charger to detect your plugged devices and ensure that they will be charged at the highest possible speeds which is awesome!

Before we end, I’d also like to mention that if you’re a Nintento Switch user, you should purchase iMuto USB to Type-C cable separately in order to charge your Nintendo, so as you can see this unit can do wonders for its price tag!

Overall, I strongly recommend you consider the iMuto X6, because it is compatible with multiple devices and it will let you charge three devices in a single time for your ultimate user experience!

3. Anker PowerCore+

 

Our Ratings:

Durability
85%
Quality
80%
Ease Of Use
90%

Anker PowerCore+ 26800 PD is a versatile, high-quality portable charger that can charge virtually anything, starting from Macbooks, and up to USB-C and standard USB devices, so if you’re a frequent traveler, let’s hear what can you expect from it!

From a design perspective, the PowerCore+ 26800 sports a black aluminum construction that is accompanied by curved edges, dual 5-Volt 3A USB ports and a single 30-Watt USB-C port that will take care of your laptop!

However, this unit doesn’t support pass-through charging, which basically means that you can’t charge your devices at the same time if you’re charging the PowerCore+. But you shouldn’t worry either due to the fact that once it is completely charged, you can plug 3 devices and this charger will charge all of them simultaneously.

Moving on, when you open the box except this device, you will also find a compatible charger, and a travel pouch of which you can always take an advantage if you plan to travel somewhere, so you will be fully supplied with everything that guarantees a convenient user experience!

I would also like to inform you that most of the users claimed the PowerCore+ has proved itself as a real player, thanks to its 26,800 mAh of battery capacity, because it has enough power to charge your devices through a full working day, which by default means that you won’t have to stress literally about anything!

However, keep in mind that this device is incompatible with HTC 10, Dell XPS 13, HP Spectre, Dell G3 laptops, and with ThinkPad 470s and ThinkPad X1 tablets, but with everything else, it does its job perfectly fine.

Moreover, this unit uses the so-called MultiProtect technology which packs a short circuit prevention, surge protection, and other advanced safety features, to ensure that you won’t find yourself in undesirable situations.

Before we end, I’d also like to add that if you use the included USB-C wall charger, in 4 hours you will completely charge the device so I think that you will love having such a versatile device.

To conclude, the Anker PowerCore+ 26800 PD deserves your attention so check it out and assure yourself of its quality!

2. Maxoak K2

 

Our Ratings:

Durability
85%
Quality
90%
Ease Of Use
90%

The Maxooak K2 is an ultra-high capacitive, portable battery charger that would be an excellent option for you, if you’re looking for a durable battery charger that is capable enough to maintain its original performance for years, so without a doubt, you can consider it as a lifetime investment.

This model boasts a large and heavy construction finished in matte-silver, which in my opinion is really good, because it adds a premium feel to the device.

In addition, this unit houses 4 white LED lights, one power-in socket, as well as a single oversized power button, a 12-Volt 2.5A output, four full-size USB ports, and another 20-Volt 3A output, so as you can see, you will have enough ports to recharge virtually every device you have.

Unfortunately, you won’t find a USB Type-C connector or any kind of fast-charging connectors which I definitely think that the manufacturer should’ve implemented as a cherry on a top!

But once you open the package you will find out that the manufacturer does really compensate the lack of this port, by including 14 laptop charge connectors, one multifunction bag, and a DC cable so you will be equipped with everything from the very beginning.

Moreover, this device is compatible with the most popular laptops as well as smartphones and thanks to its 50000mAh of power, you can charge several devices simultaneously in order to ensure that every device you intend to use will be always completely charged.

According to the manufacturer, it takes between 6 to 8 hours to charge this charger to its maximum, which isn’t that long if we take into consideration its mightiness.

I would also like to add that this unit is not compatible with an Apple laptop, but if you have an iPhone that’s a different story since you can plug your phone without any problems.

Moving on, this unit integrates 6 built-in security protections which I absolutely favor, due to the fact that K2 will ensure a safe operation for more than 1000 recharge cycles!

In the end, you should definitely consider this product as your next purchase, because you will never be disappointed if you ever decide to purchase it!

1. Omnicharge Omni 20

 

Our Ratings:

Durability
95%
Quality
100%
Ease Of Use
90%

The Omni 20 is a high-end, multi-functional portable power charger, that is oriented towards those who want to invest in a device that has everything needed to ensure that there can’t be anything that this unit can’t recharge!

This model has a stylish, ruggedized construction with accented, dark grey-colored sides that hold two USB Type-A ports and two USB, while at the front, you will also notice an OLED display that will provide you real-time information regarding the battery status.

For your information, the Omni 20 meets the FAA safety measures for air travel which is a good proof regarding its quality, since if you’re traveling from time to time, you can bring it with you without any problem.

When it comes to the performance itself, I’d like you to know that thanks to its built-in charge controller, you will be able to recharge it from nearly any source, such as laptop chargers, USB chargers, 12-Volt car outlets and more, so you won’t be restricted on anything.

Moreover, since it can output up to 100-Watts of power, this means that you can charge your drones, both MacBook Pro and Air, Lenovo, Dell, HP laptops and even handheld game consoles which is absolutely stunning.

According to the manufacturer, the unit’s battery may completely recharge in three hours which isn’t that long though considering its 20400 mAh of power!

Another great thing about the Omni 20 is its patented power protection system which has proven itself as highly-effective, because it is capable enough to prevent you from experiencing undesirable scenarios!

But that’s not all! This model has intelligent charging capabilities as well which is wonderful because each of your plugged devices will receive the optimal power, so once you unplug all of them, you can start using them without any issue!

Finally, this model supports pass-through charging, solar-charging, and universal charging, so I have to admit that Omnicharge did an excellent job here!

Overall, you should seriously consider the Omni 20, especially if you want to invest in a high-end device that radiates with versatility!

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Bryan Nelson

Bryan Nelson

Hello! I am Bryan Nelson. I am a tech enthusiast, writer and i love everything tech related!

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