Never lose power with these external battery packs

What’s more annoying than watching your smartphone or laptop slowly but steadily run out of power as you travel? Thankfully, you don’t have to put up with this. That’s because external battery packs let you plug just about any tablet, smartphone or laptop computer into them. The battery packs power your dying devices. But which external battery pack to pick? The Lifehacker Web site asked its readers to rank their favorite battery packs. Here’s what the readers had to say.

Anker Astro

Anker produces three solid external battery packs in its Astro line, the 3E, 4E and Pro. All three of these devices ranked high among Lifehacker readers, mainly for the powerful charges they furnish. Readers also enjoy the Astro line’s small sizes and even smaller price tags.

New Trent

New Trent’s external battery packs – the iCarrier and iGeek – both scored high with Lifehacker readers, too. These models, too, hold a large amount of power, and the devices boast an easy-to-read indicator light that tells you easily how much charge the battery pack has.

Energizer XP

Energizer is a huge name in batteries, so it’s little surprise that its XP series of external battery packs ranks so high among Lifehacker readers. One of the greatest selling points? These units include a wide variety of tips and cables that enable you to charge practically any phone available, even older models.

Posted on: 06.14.13