The best power banks of 2018: portable chargers to keep your gadgets going

<pre><pre>The best power banks of 2018: portable chargers to keep your gadgets going

New additions to our best portable chargers list in 2018 are the recently launched Mophie that uses a lightning connection for iPhone X, iPhone 8 and iPhone 7.

All power banks below have one thing in common: they are always there for you when the battery of your smartphone dies at the end of the day. It is the 21st century version of a lifesaver.

The problem with portable chargers in general? There are many of them. Some are better than others, with many of our recommendations balancing battery capacity, safety and a slim size for sufficient power.

We have a list of the best portable chargers that are divided into compact, powerful and even laptop-compatible portable chargers. Never fall back to 0% battery life.

Best capacity banks for capacity

Anchor PowerCore 20.100 power bank

A whole 20.100mAh to play with

ENORM battery size

Charging at high speed

heavy

Does not support Qualcomm Quick Charge

You have probably heard of Anker and this is one of the best portable chargers of the company. It comes with a huge 20.100mAh battery in it, which means that it can charge your phone or tablet multiple times before it needs recharging.

It also comes with fast charging for your devices if they use PowerIQ or VoltageBoost. It will not be able to use Qualcomm's QuickCharge technology, but it will still boost your device when you're on the go.

Mophie powerstation plus XL

The best portable charger designed for iPhones