Whether you are a student or a working mom, staying connected is a necessity for life. And nothing is more inconvenient than reaching for your cell phone or tablet only to find that the battery is dying and you are miles from home. The solution? A portable power bank. They can range from simple and inexpensive devices that provide just enough charge to keep your phone from dying to more expensive models that can power several devices at once. SO what are the best portable power banks on the market, according to you, the consumers? Below is a list of my top ten portable power solutions for busy people on the go.  

1. RAVPower 16750mAh Portable Power Bank RAVPower 16750mAh Portable Power Bank

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We begin our list with a trusted name in batteries. The RAVPower portable power bank has a huge capacity, which is great for those of us whose devices are not always economical on battery usage. It comes with LED light indicators and built-in flashlight. It features iSMart technology to avoid damage from power surges and deliver a rapid charge to your device. It also has a reliable A+ Lithium Ion battery and two USB ports, allowing multiple devices to charge at the same time.

2. Anker Astro 3E External Battery Pack

Anker Astro 3E External Battery Pack

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Th Anker Astro features a sleek, compact design, PowerIQ technology and LED indicator lights. This portable power pack delivers a fast charge to your device and its sleek design makes it unobtrusive. Despite its sleek design, it has high capacity and is able to fully charge most mobile devices multiple times. The pack itself has a six-hour charge time. Customers also liked the eighteen-month warranty that came with this product and felt comfortable purchasing a product whose company stood behind the quality of the device.

3. Raphycool Selfie Ring and PowerBank Raphycool Selfie Ring and PowerBank

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This item seemed to be the least likely to end up on my list, but the selfie kings/queens have spoken and they absolutely love the convenience of the Raphycool selfie ring. If you don’t know what a selfie ring is, it is a lighting device that clips to the top of your smart phone. No more missing great shots because your front-facing camera isn’t as light sensitive as your rear facing a camera. And now, no more missing shots because your phone is about to die. Besides being a must have item for taking great photos in less than favorable lighting conditions, the selfie ring is convenient, with a loop that attaches to most cell phones and 1500mAh power bank included.

4. Jackery Giant Portable Charger & Battery Pack Jackery Giant Portable Charger & Battery Pack

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The Jackery Giant comes in a variety of fun colors but don’t let that fool you. It packs a huge punch, making 12000mAh available to you when fully charged. This is ideal for long flights, car trips, or camping. I also recommend taking it along with you if you are traveling to a place where the electricity isn’t always reliable. This battery pack comes with the latest safety technology to avoid damage caused by surges and overcharging. The Jackery Giant has dual USB ports to allow you to charge multiple devices at once and technology to minimize charge times.

5. Parkman H-Series (H1-3, HV) Parkman H-Series (H1-3, HV)

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The H-series power banks from Parkman deliver a range of power storage (4000mAh, 8000mAh, 10000mAh, and 12000mAh) or your needs. They all feature a sleek design in multiple colors and two USB ports to quickly charge multiple devices at once. They all feature technology to avoid damage from overcharging, power surges, over current and short circuits. These power packs are both effective and affordable and quite popular with customers who appreciate their fast charge time and reliable performance. This is an ideal accessory for young people who may be getting their first cell phone or as part of the emergency supplies in your house or car.

6. Yifonlun Power Bank Yifonlun Power Bank

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The Yinfolun power bank has a slim and sleek design. It actually resembles a smartphone in its dimensions. It has a 6000mAh capacity and a strap for your convenience. Customers commented on it’s lightweight, stylish design. This is a great gift for somebody who uses a lot of apps on their device or plays games on their cell phone. It recharges at 1 amp and delivers consistent service.
 

7. PoBON Solar External Battery Pack PoBON Solar External Battery Pack

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This device is great for those who love to get out into nature but can’t leave their devices at home. It features a solar panel and powerful battery that can be recharged simply by sitting the power bank in the sun. The battery carries 10000mAH capacity, enough to charge most mobile devices twice. It also features a LED flashlight for your safety and convenience. It is rain proof, shock resistant, and dust proof; ideal for hiking, camping or a day at the beach. Customers loved the 45-day money back guarantee and the one year worry free warranty.

8. RAVPower Mini 3350mAh Power Bank RAVPower Mini 3350mAh Power Bank

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This 3350mAh power bank is a great power solution for those who spend a lot of time on the run. It is slim and compact, easily fitting into your pocket or small purse. It comes in multiple colors, comes with a lightning cable, and can provide one full charge to most cell phones to get you through the day. Customers find the slim design appealing, especially for those who are not in the habit of carrying bags or purses during the day. The power bank delivers a reliable and rapid charge to most devices. Although it is a one time use, emergency solution, that seems to be the appeal of this mini power bank.

9. AUKEY Pocket 5000mAh Portable Charger AUKEY Pocket 5000mAh Portable Charger

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This portable charger is another tiny device that packs a big punch. Small enough to fit in the coin pocket of your pants, it carries enough power to recharge the average cell phone twice. Like similarly sized portable chargers, it was designed as an emergency power bank for cell phone users who may not carry a purse or bag with them regularly. It comes complete with micro-USB cable and LED indicator light to let you know when the charging is done. As with all AUKEY devices, it comes with a twenty-four-month warranty.

10. AUKEY 30000mAh Portable Charger AUKEY 30000mAh Portable Charger

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This portable charger from AUKEY features a huge capacity, capable of charging multiple devices several times. It also has a built-in flashlight for your convenience. AUKEY has used state of the art technology to ensure that this portable charger delivers a safe, smooth, and quick charge every time. This is ideal for long trips or as emergency power during storms and floods. I would also recommend taking it along if you are traveling. It has the standard twenty-four-month AUKEY warranty and is compatible with most devices.
 
Whether you are looking for a quick recharge to get you through the day or a battery pack to keep your laptop alive during a long trip, this list covers the most popular options. Portable power banks don’t have to be expensive or bulky to be effective. Invest in your peace of mind and add a portable power bank to your list of must-have items.