These days, traveling and technology don’t exactly go hand in hand. Between checking email, texting, surfing the web, playing games, and everything else we rely on a smartphone for, it’s easy to say that we’ve all suffered from a dying battery while out and about. A dead phone battery while traveling is just about the last thing a traveler should have to worry about, so luckily there is an overabundance of conveniently portable and affordable chargers and battery packs that have hit the market to save you from the panic of a dying phone while you’re away from home. The best part? You don’t have to break the bank in order to avoid the headache and stress from worrying about having a low battery.
Here are the top five gadgets to help travelers recharge their smartphones and give them that sense of relief.
Top 5 Gadgets to Help Travelers Recharge Smartphones
Anker Astro E3
Portability, charge speed, and capacity are all found in this light, portable, and stylish device. The Anker Astro E3 is one of the best external battery backs on the market that combines large capacity with portability. With 10,000-mAh of capacity, you’re able to charge your smartphone between four and five times without the device needing to be recharged. Not only that, but the Astro E3 has dual USB ports, which means you can charge up to two of your devices to full power at the same time. You’ll know when it needs to be recharged by the LED indicator lights on the front of the unit. For only $25.99, this is the best deal you could possibly get on one of the most reliable power packs that’s out there at the moment.
Limefuel Blast L130X
The Blast L130X is one of the top gadgets when it comes to holding the most juice compared to other battery packs. Holding up to 13,000-mAh hours of power, this device can recharge your smartphone from dead to full battery more than four times over. The large capacity makes it ideal for traveling on vacation or business trips despite it being slightly heavier than other portable power packs. It also has two USB ports if you’re traveling with your smartphone and a tablet, so you can simultaneously charge both relatively quickly while on the go. The Limefuel Blast L130X costs $39.99. It’s hard to find another portable gadget that would be able to charge your smartphone so many times without needing a charge itself. Being slightly heavier, it’s not as portable as some other options, but it is definitely a good choice for those who cannot get to a charger for their smartphone.
Another battery pack that is able to charge up to two devices, the Jackery Giant+ is a powerhouse that holds enough juice to keep your smartphone up and running for many hours longer at 12,000-mAh. With decent portability, it manages to combine useful features and a powerful battery into one product with very few and minor flaws. One downside of the Giant+ is that it has no support for pass-through charging, meaning you cannot charge it while you are also charging your device. At $37.95, the Giant+ is a little more expensive than some other battery packs that do offer pass-through charging technology, but it is still a great option to consider during your travels.
Tylt Energi 2K
This little gadget is a must have for those who travel a lot. It doubles as an AC adapter for devices that you can charge via USB as well as acts as an external battery that you can take along with you wherever you go. Plug the 2K travel charger into the wall to act as a normal USB wall charger if you have an outlet available, or fold down the collapsible plug and take it out on the road with you. The best feature of the 2K is that it has pass-through charging, which means you have the ability to recharge it while you’re charging your phone at the same time. The Tylt Energi 2K Travel Charger will set you back for $39.99, which is more than reasonable for how portable and versatile it is.
EasyACC Power Bank
The EasyAcc Power Bank packs a 10,000-mAh battery that has more than enough juice to power dual devices a few times over. It’s one of the most portable power banks out there, weighing in at a mere 8.5 ounces which is quite light for a high-capacity portable power pack. The lack of pass-through charging is also slightly disappointing, but for what the EasyACC Power Bank does, it’s a good solution for charging your smartphone while traveling or if you’re on the go a lot. Running at around $27.99, this gadget is fairly priced for its features and the high-capacity power it does provide.
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This article was written by Natalya Pobedova. She is 28, from Czech Republic, and runs a flight help website called www.travelsiders.com as a hobby. At the moment, she works as a freelance web developer. When she has a free minute, she is hanging out with her friends or helping others at Stack Overflow.