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But picking the wrong battery packcan still leave you stranded. These are nine options to consider that fit a range of different demands, from ultra-portable units that’ll provide a quick top-up for your phone to more rugged and outdoor-friendly power banks that will keep your devices going for days.
Mophie Charge Force Powerstation
Mophie has long been one of the most respected brands when it comes to battery packs, and the Charge Force is its most advanced yet. This battery pack is much like Mophie’s Powerstation lineup ($50, $63, $90), but also includes Qi wireless charging. This makes the Charge Force a 12,000mAh battery with set-it-and-forget-it convenience.
Of course, you can still charge through a cord. But many Android phones and (supposedly) the next iPhone will feature wireless charging, so the Charge Force would be a more forward-thinking option.
Goal Zero Venture 30
If you need to recharge your devices in more outdoorsy conditions, Goal Zero’s Venture 30 is worth the extra cost. It’s rugged, fully weatherproof, and provides enough power to replenish most phones two or three times over. If that’s not enough, you you can also pair it with one of Goal Zero’s solar panels for an extended stay off the grid.