If you’re anything like me, then your smartphone is probably always low on juice, and threatening to conk off any moment! With our busy schedules, finding the time to sit in one spot, and charge your phone is almost impossible. And this is where portable chargers come to the rescue! These cool gadgets can be carried with you, and allow you to charge your phone on the go. And they’re getting more and more innovative by the day. From a portable electric vehicle charger to a wireless charger that also doubles up as a UV light sanitizer – this collection of portable chargers are the charging solutions you need to ensure your smartphone is always pumped up and ready to go!
Portable EV chargers have caught pace in the last few years, and the A-monite, a concept for a portable electric vehicle fast charger is one fine example of how the intention is altering and is revolutionizing the way people think of electric vehicle ownership. A portable charger like the A-monite removes the question of where, when, and how out of actually charging the electric vehicle. It taps into the lack of charging infrastructure so that a vehicle does not have to be towed to a charging station – if it’s stranded on the highway. Instead, it can be powered up, right there and then with a portable charger in the boot of the car. It is an interesting alternative to the fixed stands installed in the parking lots, buildings, and in outdoors.
Sixty minutes is all that it takes for the SuperTank to power up and be ready for deployment. This 27,000 mAh portable charger with dual USB-C PD (100W + 60W) and dual USB-A ports, has the potential to quickly charge MacBook Pros and many other devices. What this means to people on the go, is that they don’t have to worry about carrying excess wires, multiple power plugs, and compatible sockets, when they are out of home or office. One supercharge, and this battery pack will last you for seven whole days, making you wish that your lover could last that long!
It’s not common knowledge but guess what. That portable charger you carry with you can jump-start your car! It’s essentially a rather powerful battery the size of your palm, and it can be a life-saver when you’re stranded in the middle of nowhere and your car refuses to start. Well, it can charge your phone, so you can call AAA, but why bother when you could just fix your car yourself?! The Car Jump Starter Power Bank comes with a 12V outlet that allows you to hook the portable charger to your car to give it a boost of power. It can also power air compressors so that you can fix a deflated tire. Obviously, it can charge all your gadgets too.
Meet the Nebo, a network of charging drones that bring your backup battery power to you. Think of Nebo like Triple-A, but with wings. Nebo users can request charging drones to fly to their EV and power up their vehicles on the road. Then, drivers can plug in their destination from a dashboard display, and Nebo will find the quickest route and create a charging schedule for the trip, ensuring that EVs are fully charged. Each charging drone contains electromagnetic and ultrasonic sensors to locate and latch onto the roofs of electric vehicles.
Touted as the smallest phone charger in the world, the Chargerito is literally the size of a car key-fob and transforms swiftly and smoothly into two prongs and connectors that you can plug into a socket and charge your phone. The connector comes with a hinge that folds inwards when not in use (as do the prongs) and swivels outwards to turn into a charging stand for your phone as it rests against the wall, making it stable so that it doesn’t fall.
There’s nothing about the Airbox that feels even remotely third-party. Looking at it, I wouldn’t be surprised if Tim Cook announced it at a hardware event and it went live on the Apple Store. Not only does the Airbox fit beautifully into Apple’s ecosystem, it feels like a sensible product that Apple’s users would completely fall in love with. Before I get carried away though, the Airbox by MOMAX is a portable power bank that can wirelessly charge multiple Apple products, along with being able to wire-charge the iPad. It builds on the idea of the AirPower mat but does a FAR better job.
Perfectly tailored for outdoor life – for people who don’t want to be restricted by the battery charging woes, the Bronine AI Volkit Charger is the solution to all your predicaments. It uses free voltage charging technology (ranging from 1V-20V) that automatically detects the current and voltage requirements of the battery, thanks to its smart algorithm. The icing on the cake is the fact that it can juice up your drone batteries, or even Li-ion dry cell batteries. This universal charger is capable of energizing four different camera batteries from different brands simultaneously – be it Canon, Sony, Nikon, Olympus, GoPro, DJI, Fujifilm, Panasonic, or any other battery that falls in the voltage range.
The DROP is all about charging your phone easily while giving you a chance to look away from your screen at the world around you. The puck-shaped portable wireless charger can fit on the back of any Qi-enabled phone and can be carried around with you in your hand or inside your bag – all along recharging your phone while you recharge your senses. The DROP’s design comes with a calming, zen-like quality. A circular aluminum body feels cool to the touch, while an LED ring on the base emits a halo when you place your phone on top of the charging surface. The halo serves as a visual indication that your phone is charging (so you don’t really need to look at your phone for confirmation) while a rubberized surface on top keeps your device in its place, preventing it from misaligning or shifting when accidentally touched or pushed.
Designed to be as portable as the gadgets you carry around with you, Flexo provides juice to all your wirelessly charging smart equipment. Fitting within the Venn-intersection between EDC and Consumer Electronic Accessories, the Flexo comes in three styles and can charge anywhere from one to three separate devices. The smallest Flexo comes with a single-charger setup and is roughly the size of an earpods case. Designed to be pocket-friendly, the small Flexo is perfect for juicing your earpods, watch, or smartphone up for a few hours, extending your battery life and productivity just enough to get you through the day with no problems.
Anker, debuted the second generation of their Nano chargers – and ranging from 30W to 45W and 65W, they’re no bigger than ice-cubes. The new Nano II chargers use what Anker calls its “GaN II” technology, the company’s second-generation version of the gallium nitride-based components. The Nano II offers a 20% increase in working efficiency, which loosely translates to smaller chargers and lesser heat generation. Their compact size is made even more portable and convenient thanks to the folding pins (on the 45W and 65W models), allowing you to chuck the charger in your backpack or even put it in your pocket.
It’s a wireless charger, but it’s better than a wireless charger. Cell by Ampere works as a dock as well as a UV sterilization chamber for your belongings. It’s a weirdly relevant combination of features but believe you me, Cell does a great job of being multifunctional but still being sensible. Every feature and use-case is well thought out, making it just the most conveniently handy accessory to have on you. Here, let me explain. Cell by Ampere comes with a collapsible design that houses 2 wireless charging coils on the top, and UV-C LEDs on the base. Place your phone on top, and it fast-charges without wires, however, collapse the silicon rim around the sides and the base becomes a UV chamber, allowing you to sterilize your phone, watch, earphones, keys, or any EDC in mere minutes.