Smartphones vary wildly in terms of features, specifications or form factor; but they all share something in common: they need a charge to work. Luckily, there are plenty of products out there that can help you do that (almost anywhere in the world). Here are nine excellent chargers, batteries and other gadgets that can help you keep your iPhone or other smart device juiced up at home, at the office and on-the-go!
FuelBox Rover Qi Wireless Power Bank
For most of us, an external battery pack is something that’s indispensable. But most battery packs have a weakness: they still require a charging cable. The future is wireless, so why not buy an external battery that incorporates that future?
The FuelBox Rover is a 10,000mAh battery pack, which can offer up to 40 hours of battery life (depending on your device). But the top of the battery is also a Qi-enabled charging surface, meaning you can charge your iPhone without the mess of tangled wires. The sleek design also includes a glass LED display, meaning you can see its current capacity at a glance. Get it here for $49.
ProBASE X Laptop/Monitor Stand and 6-in-1 Hub
If you’re looking to upgrade or refresh your desktop workspace, you may want to consider a monitor stand — it’s a simple addition that can help your posture. But while most monitor stands are just simple pieces of wood or metal, this option packs tricks up its sleeve.
Sure, it’s a monitor stand that can help keep your device level with your eyes and it even features a drawer for additional storage. But it also features a variety of ports that can help you expand your computer’s connectivity options. That’s great for any Mac, but it’s especially useful for MacBook Pro users! Just place an external monitor on the stand, plug in your MacBook Pro, and you’ll get USB-A ports, SD card connectivity and so much more. Get it here for $144.99.
Omnia P5 Wall Charger + Travel Plugs
Traveling can be stressful, so the last thing you need is a power adapter that dies on you halfway through your trip. Rest assured that this Adam Elements option isn’t going to do that. It’s a high-quality adapter that combines performance, simplicity and dependability in the perfect package.
The adapter sports a standard USB port, along with USB-C PD port that can help you unlock your iPhone’s fast charging capabilities. It also comes with interchangeable international power plugs, meaning you’ll never be without power — even when traveling abroad. With multiple current and circuit protection features, it’s a safe and dependable way to charge up your devices on the go. Get it here for $44.99.
SolarJuice 26,800mAh External Battery
Smartphones go where we go. And, sometimes, that means we take them to places where power isn’t readily available. Luckily, with this solar-powered charger, you’ll be able to keep your iPhone juiced up — even if the nearest power outlet is miles away.
This SolarJuice external battery has a massive 26,800mAh capacity that can charge devices several times before depleting. The big draw, however, is its solar technology, which means you’ll have a renewable source of power as long as you have sunlight. It also features several connectivity options, sports a built-in flashlight, and is rugged enough to hit the trail with you. Get it here for $46.99.
FLIP QUAD WORLD Travel Adapter
If you’re going overseas anytime soon, you’ll definitely need a power adapter. But many power adapters are bulky and obtrusive, eating up too much of the precious space in your bag. That’s not a problem with this sleek and clever power adapter.
The FLIP QUAD power adapter lets you charge up to four devices simultaneously with an impressive 5.0 A output. With adapters for US, AU and EU power plugs, it can also get you through quite a few countries without compatibility issues. But unlike other options, the FLIP QUAD is compact and portable. Get it here for $32.
ENEGUFO Wireless Charging Stand
Whether you’re new to wireless charging or you’re a long-time Qi user, this wireless charger stand will be a great addition to your bedside table or workspace. It’s simple and elegantly designed, and does exactly what it says on the tin.
With its angled design, this charging stand can help keep your devices at a usable angle when charging up. It’s compatible with all Qi-enabled smartphones, but certain Android devices will be able to take advantage of its faster 10W charging. And it also features some clever additions, like a “helpmate mode” and an airflow-friendly design that can prevent overheating. Get it here for $29.99
SwissTek Wireless Charging Mouse Pad
Mousepads are probably not something you think about very often. Mostly, that’s because they’re a one-task kind of accessory. You plop it on your desk and forget about it. But, if you want an option that brings a bit more to the table, consider this Neva Tech mousepad.
It’s a larger mousepad with plenty of surface area for creatives, gamers and anyone else who uses a computer on the daily. Not only that, but it’s also a Qi wireless charging pad. Just place your iPhone on the pad itself and it’ll begin charging — keeping your device juiced up and within easy reach. Get it here for $21.
MAGIQPAD Wireless Charger
Apple, for better or worse, doesn’t have its own wireless charging pad. While there are plenty of third-party options available, most of them don’t quite capture the characteristically stark minimalism that makes Apple’s products so thoroughly Apple.
The MAGIQPAD doesn’t have that problem. It’s so simple and minimalist that you might not know what it is at first glance. But make no mistake, this sleek charger is compatible with all of your Qi-enabled devices. It even comes in Silver and Space Gray, so it won’t look out of place next to your MacBook Pro. Get it here for $26.99.
AlsterPlus: Ultra Powerful USB-C Battery Pack
At this point, you probably have an external battery pack for your iPhone or iPad. But do you have one for your MacBook Pro? Whether you’re a traveling businessperson or a digital nomad, you need a powerful and capable battery pack that can keep your workhorse laptop juiced up, too.
The AlsterPlus may just be one of the most powerful portable battery packs on the market. It packs a 27,000mAh battery and multiple USB-A and USB-C ports, which means it can handle multiple high-wattage devices (even simultaneously). Whether you need to charge your iPhone, iPad Pro, or MacBook Pro — or all three at once — this battery pack is up to the task. Get it here for $179.
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