What's the Best External Battery Charger?

By Chris Mills on at

Do you a) carry a smartphone, and b) have a manbag (or handbag)? If so, you're a prime candidate for the pocket-bulging external battery charger trend: from battery cases to socking great car jump-starters, there's hundreds of the damn things. But are any of them any good?

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Our question this fine week comes from Dan Bellenger, who's after an external battery charger for his device. Here at Giz HQ, both News Ed Sam and I are rocking slightly different Anker external batteries, which for £30 and 5-6 smartphone charges, seem pretty good value; however, unless you've got a bag to lug them around in, the weight and size can become an issue.

There are lots of options out there, and while Amazon's a good starting place, nothing's better than the hive mind of Giz (in our humble opinion). So pitch in below, and let's find the best device-juicer in all the shires.

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