I wanted an iPhone 15 but I can’t afford it so I’m sticking with my iPhone 11. The only issue is the battery life, especially when I’m traveling for work. That’s why I always carry a power bank with me. Portable chargers also come in handy at the coffee shop, or when I’m out on a hike or bike ride. There are a lot of portable batteries on the market, so we’ve tested many to help you choose the best one.
When looking for a power bank, consider the battery type, capacity, and ports. Lithium-ion batteries are the most common and are safe to bring on an airplane. Capacity is measured in milliamp hours (mAh) and the amount of charges a battery can provide varies by device. When it comes to ports, USB-C charging is becoming more common, so consider what devices you will be charging with the power bank.
We have tested various power banks and continuously update our recommendations as new products hit the market. For our testing, we used devices like the iPhone 11, iPhone 14 Plus, Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra, iPad Air, and M1 Pro MacBook Pro. We charged one device at a time, noting the charging times and the number of charges each power bank provided.
The Spigen ArcHybrid Mag is our top pick for MagSafe-compatible batteries, as it has a sturdy MagSafe hold and is cheaper than Apple’s MagSafe battery pack. The only downside is that wireless charging is less efficient than wired. For more information on our top picks and other power bank reviews, visit our website.