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Keep your tech charged with these portable power banks on your next trip

Remember the era of classic Nokia communicators where batteries would last a minimum of 24 hours? We’ve certainly come a long day since then in terms of tech advancements, but the purge on battery life has been brutal. For business travelers and luxe bohemian travelers, staying technologically connected is crucial. That’s when portable power banks come into play. As our year-end travel plans will soon be due, we’ve picked out the most unique and best power banks for your smartphone and laptop.

Convenient yet versatile – Aukey 30000mAh USB-C
Aukey 30000mAh USB-C

This compact portable charger is a lot tougher than it looks and the best in its class. With a hefty  30000mAh charge capacity, this could power your smartphone, tablet, and even your laptop with multiple top-ups.

Price: $76 (Rs 5,400)

Available at Aukey’s online store.

Best budget buy – Portronics 20000 mAh Power Bank
Portronics 20000 mAh Power Bank

If you’re just looking for something to get the job done, this Portronics bank is exactly what you need. Its 20000mAh Lithium Polymer Battery isn’t the best in the game but it’s undoubtedly better than most. Tops our budget buy list.

Price: Rs 1,795

Available on Flipkart.

For the adventurer – BeCharming Portable Solar Charger

Be-Charming Portable Solar Charger

This isn’t something you see everyday, it’s a charger for your smartphone and tab that can be powered by the sun. Imagine camping with this tech tool soaking up the sun. Of course, it does take a while to top-up its 24000mAh battery, but once it’s powered it can also be used as a mini torch for campfire indulgences. Undoubtedly, one of the most unique power banks around.

Price: Rs 10,300

Available on Amazon India.

Compact Power – AHI NOAM 30000 mAh Power Bank 
AHI NOAM 30000 mAh Power Bank

This is light yet superbly powerful, highly-recommended for long flights and cross-country drives. Packing the power of 30,000mAh, it boasts a lithium-ion battery that tops up in just 2-4 hours.

Price: Rs 1,599

Available on Amazon India.

A Premium Touch – Samsung Wireless 10000 mAh Powerbank
Samsung Wireless 10000 mAh Powerbank

Samsung has always aced the game in all matters tech. We’ve already spoken about their impressive wireless charging pads but now, you can have that same spec on-the-go with this Qi charge-enabled piece.

Price: Rs 3,699

Available at Samsung’s online store.

Lightweight power for shorter trips – Belkin 5000mAH Power Bank 
Belkin 5000mAH Power Bank

This is a classic all-rounder and most compatible with Apple products. It’s compact, light, and efficient enough to charge your smartphone on the go. It does come with the least charging capacity on this list, but it’s a power bank.

Price: Rs 2,599

Available on Amazon India.

Mikhail Gomes
Features Editor, Lifestyle Asia India & Contributor - Augustman
A watch aficionado, Mikhail also enjoys learning about fine whiskies, and one day hopes to establish his own menswear label. At Lifestyle Asia India, he writes on watches, menswear, auto and tech.
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