Our Picks for Best Portable USB Charging Power Banks 2018

By | January 5, 2018

Our Picks for Best Portable USB Charging Power Banks
There are many portable USB power banks available from small, to large units with big internal batteries.
 
Most have Fast Charging technology and are geared toward charging both Apple and Android devices.
 
Since they use USB ports to charge with they can also be used with other electronics that don’t pull more Amps the power bank is rated for.
 
This means they can charge smartphones tablets, iPods, iPad’s, some laptops and so on.
 
With the many units available, here are some of our favorites with links to reviews of each.
 
In full disclosure these units have been sent to us from companies to review which we have done with our own honest opinion and results.
 
*This post contains affiliate links which at no cost to you allows us earn a commission on product purchases.
 
As always be sure to read the reviews on Amazon, forums, here, or elsewhere to be sure a unit is a good fit for you.
 
Our Picks for Best Portable USB Charging Power Banks 2018
 
dodocool 20100mAh 45W PD Portable Charger with USB Type-C Input / Output and Dual USB Output for Apple MacBook/iPhone X/iPhone 8 Plus/iPhone 8/Samsung Galaxy S8/HUAWEI MateBook X and More

DodoCool makes many good portable USB charging banks including this 20100mAh 45 Watt unit.
 
It has 1 Type-C port and 2 standard USB ports giving it the abilty to charge most any smartphone or tablet.
Review DodoCool 20100mAh 45W PD Type-C Portable Charging Bank Charging
Most new smartphones now come with a Type-C port which makes it very easy to charge phones such as the Galaxy S8 and iPhone X.
 
The two older USB ports let it able to charge most any electronics that have a standard USB cable.
 
It comes with 1 USB Type-C cable and 1 Micro-USB cable.
 
Read Full Review Here
 
 
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ORICO Polymer Type-C High Capacity 12500mAh Power Bank with 2 USB3.0 Port, with Smart LCD Digital

The ORICO Scharge is a nice low cost unit that comes with the new Type-C port many new phones now come with.
 
Type-C is the new USB standard that has a smaller port size with faster data transfers and charging times.
Our Picks for Best Portable USB Charging Power Banks 2017 Type C
This includes the new Galaxy S8, and can also improve charging times on the new iPhone X with a Lightening to Type-C cable.
 
The Scharge also includes 2 USB 3.0 slots to charge electronics that do not have the new Type-C port.
 
This makes it highly compatible with new smartphones or to charge older units.
 
Read Full Review Here
 
 
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Poweradd Pilot 4GS Plus 20000mAh Power Bank (Lightning & Micro Input, 3.6A Fast Charger) with Smart Charge for iPhone, iPad, Samsung, LG, HTC and More – Rose Gold (Apple & Micro Cable Included)

The Poweradd Pilot 4GS has a big 20000mAh battery.
 
It also has Fast Charging and can supply up to 3 Amps at 5 Volts, along with auto detect for the right voltage to use depending on the device plugged in.

It can use an Apple Lightning or a Android Micro USB power plug to charge it up, and has two USB ports to charge other devices from.
 
The big built-in battery, ability to charge with different style plugs, and low cost make it a good unit for the money.
 
Read Full Review Here
 
 
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OLALA Apple MFi Certified 13000mAh Portable Battery Charger with Built in Lightning Cable for Smartphones – Black

The OLALA has a 13000mAh battery and comes with a built-in Apple lightening power plug.
 
While it is geared more toward Apple it also has USB ports to charge Android devices as well.

The 13000mAh battery is smaller than the other units on the list but still has a lot of portable charging power.
 
It is also Apple MFi Certified which shows it is high quality and safe to use.
 
Read Full Review Here
 
 
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10000mAh 2-in-1 Power Bank and Wall Charger, ROMOSS UP10 Dual Port USB Portable Charger with Foldable AC Wall Plug External Battery Packs for iPhone, iPad, Samsung and More (Gray)

The ROMOSS UP10 is a small portable 10,000mAh Power Bank with a foldable AC plug.
Our Picks for Best Portable USB Charging Power Banks 2017 Rmoss UP10
It is built to be highly portable and able to be carried about most anywhere to get a quick charge when needed.
 
The build quality is also very good with a lot of thought to the details.
 
Read Full Review Here
 
 
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AUKEY 20000mAh Portable Charger with Quick Charge 3.0, Lightning & Micro-USB Input, 2 USB Outputs for iPhone, iPad, Samsung, LG and More

The AUKEY also has a large internal 20000mAh battery along with Quick Charge 3.0 technology.
 
It can be charged with a Lightning or Micro-USB cable and has 2 USB Outputs.
Our Picks for Best Portable USB Charging Aukey
 
There is also a built in LED for an emergency light if needed.
 
It is a square unit with no real flash, but does have a large internal 20000mAh battery that gives a lot of portable charging power when needed.
 
Read Full Review Here
 
 
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Aibocn Mini Power Bank 8000mAh Portable External Charger with Fast Charging Technology for iPhone Samsung Galaxy Tablets and More, Black

The Aibocn PC881 is a small very portable low cost power bank.
Aibocn Mini Power Bank 8000mAh Portable Charger
It has a 8000mAh battery and has one USB port to charge devices with.
 
The small size makes it very easy to carry about and makes it a good low cost emergency power bank for a smartphone or tablet.
 
Read Full Review Here
 
Summary
With the many power banks available, choosing the right one comes down to budget and what the right fit for the scenario is.
 
If you only need to get an extra boost once in a while most any low cost unit will work.
 
Larger 20000mAh battery units have a lot of charging power and may be more than most need.
 
For example a 20000mAh unit should provide roughly 5-6 charges for an iPhone 8, 4-5 charges for a Samsung Galaxy 8, and 2-3 charges for an iPad Mini
 
The type of USB charging port will also need to be considers such as the Apple Lighting, Micro USB, Standard USB and the new Type-C ports.

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