The 10 Best Portable Phone Chargers
This wiki has been updated 12 times since it was first published in December of 2017. If you constantly find your battery dying while you're out and about, or you spend a lot of time away from an outlet and could use an on-the-go power supply, you'll want to pick up one of these portable phone chargers. They're designed to slip easily into a bag or even a pocket and add some juice to your device when you need it most, making them all but a necessity in this always-connected world. When users buy our independently chosen editorial selections, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best portable phone charger on Amazon.
Tesla Wireless This Tesla Wireless is sleek and handsome and puts 22 watt-hours in the palm of your hand. It's Qi Certified for completely wireless charging, but there's also a USB-C cable built in, which wraps around the device for storage that's virtually unnoticeable. tesla.com
Goal Zero Venture 30 + Nomad 7 Solar Kit You can have the slickest, fastest portable charger in the world, but it won't do you any good if there's no power outlet. Not so with this Goal Zero Venture 30 + Nomad 7 Solar Kit, which can recharge via solar power and is therefore great for camping, hiking, and some emergency use. It'll cause a bit of a drain on your wallet, though. goalzero.com
TravelCard Ultra-Slim The TravelCard Ultra-Slim is just about the most diminutive option you can expect to find, as it literally fits in a wallet. There's one for all users, coming in three versions (Android, iPhone, and USB-C) as well as a range of attractive colors. travelcardcharger.com
October 16, 2019:
At this time, we've added upgraded versions of our previous top picks, including choices from the esteemed Anker, RavPower, and Goal Zero. These include the Anker PowerCore 10000 Redux, a "re-imagining" of the wildly popular PowerCore 10000. Considering the price for the power, its high-speed charging, and the slim, compact design, it's tough to beat for most casual uses. For those who need something a little beefier, we added the RavPower PD Pioneer and the Anker PowerCore 26800. They're a touch bigger, but they offer multiple charges for your smartphone or tablet, so you can throw one in your bag and count on it for several days. We've also selected a couple of Qi wireless options, which are perfect for many devices, including everything from smart watches to newer Galaxy and iPhone models.
In what is perhaps an unexpected decision, we've removed the widely praised Jackery Bolt; durability issues crop up from time to time that stop it from truly going toe-to-toe with most of the other big names. But we've left the Jackery Bar, which isn't too pricey or complicated. It may not have the robust durability of some, but as an emergency backup that you keep in a desk drawer or backpack for occasional use, it's probably fine.