Five of the best USB mobile power banks and desktop chargers

Five of the best USB mobile power banks and desktop chargers

Yesterday we looked at Six of the best iPhone 6 cases in all their protective glory, taking into account price, colours and customer ratings on Amazon.

Continuing the vague mobile accessory theme, we’re doing something similar here, but turning our attention to USB mobile power banks and desktop chargers for your mobile. Ready to get juiced up? Let’s rock!

As with the best iPhone 6 cases, these best USB power banks for mobile are listed in terms of Amazon sales success. Go!

Five of the best USB mobile power banks and desktop chargers1. Anker 2nd Gen Astro E4 13000mAh 2-Port (3A Output) Fast Portable Charger External Battery Power Bank with PowerIQ Technology for iPhone 6 Plus 5S 5C 5 4S, iPad Air 2 Mini 3, Samsung Galaxy S5 S4 Note Tab, Nexus, HTC, Motorola, Nokia, PS Vita, Gopro, more Phones and Tablets (Black)

Price: £19.99 or £39.99 or £49.99 delivered

Capacity: 13,000mAh or 20,800mAh or 25,600mAh

Colour: black

Anker is Amazon’s “#1 charging brand” (as evidenced by multiple entries here), and this 2nd Gen Astro E4 2-port power bank openly invites various USB devices, from your smartphone to your tablet to your PS Vita.

Power IQ Technology detects the fastest possible charging speed up to 3 amps.

Even the smallest capacity (13,000mAh) is capable of charging the iPad Air once, or the iPhone 5s, for example, almost six times over.

Five of the best USB mobile power banks and desktop chargers2. Anker® Astro Mini 3200mAh Ultra-Compact Lipstick-Sized Portable Charger External Battery Power Bank with PowerIQ™ Technology for iPhone 6 Plus 5S 5C 5 4S, iPad Mini, Samsung Galaxy S5 S4 Note, Nexus, HTC, Motorola, Nokia, PS Vita, Gopro, more Phones and Tablets (Black)

Price: £13.99 delivered

Capacity: 3,200mAh

Colours: black, blue, pink, silver, gold

As the description says, this little guy is “lipstick-sized”, so you can easily carry it around. How many times have you run out of battery on the move? A million? Me too! But no more, with the Anker Astro Mini.

Available in five sexy colours.

Five of the best USB mobile power banks and desktop chargers3. EasyAcc 10000mAh Brilliant Ultra Slim Dual USB (2.1A / 1.5A Output) Portable Power Bank External Battery Charger for iPhone iPad Samsung Galaxy Android Phone Smartphone Tablets Pc Bluetooth Speaker - Black and Orange

Price: £18.99 or £28.99 delivered

Capacity: 10,000mAh or 15,000mAh

Colours: black with green, orange, purple or silver trim; white with green or orange trim

The guys at EasyAcc say this is “More than just a power bank, it’s for the colourful.” And to be fair, we do really like those colour options, mmm.

EasyAcc estimates you’re getting 5-6 full charges for an iPhone 5, or 2.5-3.5 for a Samsung Galaxy S4.

Five of the best USB mobile power banks and desktop chargers4. Anker 60W 6-Port Family-Sized Desktop USB Charger with PowerIQ Technology for iPhone, iPad, Samsung, Nexus, HTC, Nokia, Motorola and More (Black)

Price: £25.99 delivered

Capacity: n/a (desktop)

Colours: black or white

Being a desktop USB charger, this big guy isn’t intended for carrying around, though he’s actually pretty compact, taking up “less space than a wallet” we’re told.

The headline feature of the Anker 60W Desktop USB Charger is of course the inclusion of no less than six USB ports for simultaneous charging. No more arguing about who gets to plug in where!

Five of the best USB mobile power banks and desktop chargers5. TeckNet POWER BANK iEP1200 12000mAh USB External Battery Backup Pack, Mobile Phone Power Pack, Dual-Port Shake-to-Wake High Capacity Portable Battery Charger (Dual 5V 3.1A USB Output)

Price: £12.97 delivered

Capacity: 12,000mAh

Colours: white

This TeckNet power bank claims to have 85% charging efficiency – that’s "10% more than other brands". It also contains Premium Samsung Grade A battery cells and offers 500+ lifetime recharge cycles.

Includes two USB ports for simultaneous – and “lightning-quick” – charging.

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loofer  Jan. 28, 2015 at 10:30

Man.... you should have done this in table format. Some things just deserve table format... and guess what... this deserves table format!

On a serious note, it would be easier to compare so worth adding columns for dimensions, weight, £ per 1000 mAh (or mAh per £1), max amps per port, claimed number of charges for iPhone 5, and even customer rating/postive review (we can guess the winner there)

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