You’d have to have been living under a rock to not know about the mega-hit app, Pokemon Go. I have been absolutely amazed how many random people we see playing it when we’re out and about. Doesn’t matter where – in a store, walking downtown or even on a bike ride, the clues are obvious: People with their heads down in their phones, stopping at a Pokestop or Pokegym.
It doesn’t matter whether you’re on an Apple or Android device, we’re all having the same issues with battery life. We’ve put together a handy list of the best buys in the category so you don’t have to waste your time researching and can get back to chasing down Pikachu!
Of over 35,000 items in the battery/power bank category on Amazon, we narrowed it down to only those over 8,000mAh, sold by Amazon and at a charging rate compatible with both brands of phones. Sure, there are those that claim a faster charge by using a rate of >2.5 amps, but it is very likely your phone will not be able to handle that type of charge rate over a long period of time. To be safe, we’re recommending you stick with those within the manufacturer’s parameters 2.5 amps or less. These are listed in no particular order and include cost per mAh. They all have a rating greater than 4 stars and may have individual features in addition to being a backup battery. Take that into consideration when making your selection.
AmazonBasics Power Bank – 16,100 mAh (.00186/mAh)
Loaded with 16,100 mAh of muscle, the AmazonBasics power bank provides the juice needed to fully charge your must-have device multiple times. Use the power bank to charge popular devices like an iPhone 6 (8.8 times), Galaxy S6 (6.3 times), iPhone 6s (9.3 times), iPhone 6s Plus (5.5 times), iPad Air 2 (2.2 times), and the iPad Mini 4 (3.1 times). Stay connected, be productive, and enjoy the peace of mind that comes with backup portable power.
When it’s time to recharge the power bank, use the included USB charging cable to connect the power bank to a USB port on a computer or to a power source like an AC power adapter (not included).
Four LED lights offer at-a-glance convenience, quickly indicating active charging, charging complete, or charging of a connected device, as well as the remaining battery power (press the power button to view).
ExpertPower Delta 10,000 mAh (.00129/mAh)
Our top-notch power banks go thorough rigorous testing to ensure that we are delivering you the best quality available to us. We know you love your tech gadgets, and so do we! Which is why we understand the importance of offering you attractive products with cutting edge technology.
Ultra-Strong: Li-ion polymer cell and premium microchips are used to create our high-quality portable charger.
Ultra-Secure: Security protection designed for short-circuit and over-current protection.
Ultra-Speed: A 2.1A output for faster charging of your ipad, camera, PC etc. and any other 1A output devices with over-current protection.
Ultra-Safe: Keeps charge with a standby time up to 6 months after fully charged. 500+ recharge cycles over the life of the battery.
Built-in LED indicator, easy to know the remaining capacity.Compact design, easy to hold in your hand and put anywhere your want.
HyperGear Dual USB Power Bank 8,000 mAh (.00221/mAh)
MASSIVE CAPACITY: 8000 mAh of pure power. Charge 2 devices simultaneously from drained to full 4 times! If you’re frequently away from an outlet, going on a flight or a road warrior, this portable powerhouse is just what you need to stay connected.
MAXIMUM SPEED: Two High-Output ports (2.5A & 2.1A) get your drained devices up & running quickly. And the Powerful 2A Input means you can recharge twice as fast, so you can spend less time charging & more time doing.
INTELLIQ TECHNOLOGY: Patent-pending Smart Chips identify & deliver the optimal amps for rapid charging your device so you can switch easily between Android & iOS gadgets. This cutting-edge circuitry also protects against short circuit & overcharge.
STYLISH & COMPACT: The Dual USB charger is perfect for students, travelers, business professionals, & commuters, it easily slips into a briefcase, handbag, backpack or carry-on, so you can always have reliable portable power at your fingertips.
2-YR LIMITED WARRANTY: HyperGear’s standard 1-Year Manufacturer’s Warranty is extended by an additional year for Amazon buyers (24-months of security!)
IOGEAR GearPower 12,000 mAh (.00354/mAh)
Boasting a whopping 12,000mAh capacity, the GMP12K ensures you will never run out of power when you need it the most!
Perfect for mobile users and business travelers when conventional A/C outlets are not available.
Dual USB outputs capable of charging tablets and smartphones simultaneously.
Provides fast, convenient charging of almost all mobile devices, including iPad, iPhone, iPod, mobile gaming devices, digital cameras, etc.
Includes a Micro USB charging cable and a stylish and convenient carrying pouch.
Jackery Giant+ Premium 12,000 mAh (.00186/mAh)
This is the one we currently use!
BATTERY PACK: Ultra high-capacity portable charger with dual USB ports of rechargeable battery power for simultaneous charging of your iPad, iPhone, Android devices.
COMPACT TRAVEL CHARGER: The world’s largest capacity external battery pack and portable charger is perfect for long flights, road trips, or whenever you need to charge your iPhone, iPad, and other mobile devices.
SMARTPHONES & TABLETS: Portable battery charger can be used as Samsung Galaxy S5 charger, Samsung Galaxy S4 portable charger, iPhone 6+ portable charger, iPhone 6 charger, iPhone 5 charger, iPad charger, and much more.
POWERFUL PORTABLE CHARGER: Panasonic grade A Li-ion polymer cell and premium microchips create high-quality portable charger with 4 layers of smart safety protection circuit and lasts 500+ recharge cycles over the life of the battery.
EXTERNAL BATTERY: External battery package includes: Jackery Giant+ External Battery, premium Micro USB to USB 2.0 cable.
MobilePal Gen-2 10,000 mAh (.00359/mAh)
Ultimate wireless power on the go. Qi charger with rechargeable battery integrates a high-power Qi wireless charging transmitter and a large-capacity rechargeable battery; works as a qi charging pad or a power bank on the go.
Can charge up to 3 devices simultaneously. Qi compatible: supports wireless charging at up to 1a for devices including (but not limited to): 1. Samsung Galaxy Note5/S6/S6 Edge/S6 Edge+ 2. Google Nexus 5/6/7 3. HTC droid DNA, 8x 4. LG G3/G4, Lucid 2/3 5. Nokia Lumia 920/930 6. iPhone 5s/6/6 plus with wireless charging case 7. Moto 360. A 2-in-1 micro USB + lightning cable is included for wired charging of android or apple devices. Slim high-capacity battery built-in, custom-made 3.7V 10,000 mAh lithium-polymer battery can recharge phones and tablets on the go to boost their charge by ~7,500mAh, with the industry-leading efficiency of ~75%.
The battery can be recharged rapidly via its micro USB port in 5-6 hours with proprietary 2A rapid charging technology. Smart USB ports. Each of the two USB ports automatically detects optimal charging speed for android or iOS devices at up to 2.1A. Intelligent protection against overcharge, overheat or short circuit. Exclusively from MobilePal (with FCC certification 2AEUJ-QIWI-g2) and backed by 1-year warranty.
Sony CPF10LS 10,000 mAh (.00249/mAh)
Sony’s USB portable chargers provide on-the-go back up power. They are specifically designed to provide portable energy backup to todays mobile communications and entertainment devices such as smartphones, tablets, portable games, digital cameras, MP3 players and more. The portable chargers have an aluminum body making them easy to carry on the go.
- 10000 mAh Li-ion Polymer rechargeable battery provides superior performance and guards against leakage
- Pre charged and ready to use out of the packaging. No change wait time.
- 3.6A charging (total of 2 ports) for your fast lifestyle
- Includes 2 USB slots to charge 2 devices at one time
From these seven choices, you will certainly be on your way to catching that legendary Pokemon without having to stop for a recharge. Grab your charging cord and try to catch them all!