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Anker PowerCore+ 26800 PD review: Everything you want in a battery pack



Note: The following is part of our roundup of USB-C battery packs. Go there for details on how we tested this device.Let’s get this out of the way: The Anker PowerCore+ 28600 is expensive; it’s currently listed at $110 on Amazon. Ouch.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

Samsung Fast Charge Portable Battery Pack 5100 review: Slim, portable, and full of energy



Note: The following is part of our roundup of USB-C battery packs. Go there for details on how we tested this device.Samsung may have earned the honor of being at the end of random battery jokes, and suggesting a battery pack from Samsung may seem unlikely. But just put the Note 7 debacle in a box—keep it there, just in case something else bad happens.Now, look at the Fast Charge Portable Battery Pack 5100. This $59 pack has a 5100 mAh (19.38Wh) capacity, is slightly thicker than a Galaxy S8, and is easy on the eyes.
A carrying loop sticks out of the top, with a power button and a USB-C port for charging the pack found on one side. On the other side you’ll find a USB-A port, used to charge your phone.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

RAVPower 20100 review: USB-C and QC 3.0 together



Note: The following is part of our roundup of USB-C battery packs. Go there for details on how we tested this device.Priced at just under $50, the RAVPower 20100 battery pack isn’t a bad deal. It has Quick Charge (QC) 3.0 tech inside, and a lone USB-C port can charge a phone or MacBook, or accept a charge itself.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

Aukey 30000 PowerBank with Power Delivery review: A respectable upgrade



Note: The following is part of our roundup of USB-C battery packs. Go there for details on how we tested this device.The Aukey 30000 Power Bank was last year’s top pick, despite a couple of flaws. Its price point, combined with Quick Charge (QC) 3.0 and a handy flashlight (as gimmicky as it may sound) were enough to propel it to the top.The current model (available for $80 on Amazon) adds Power Delivery (PD) charging, extending its compatibility to more devices, such as a MacBooks.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here