Keep the power with these battery packs

June 13th, 2013

It never fails.  You’re on vacation - or otherwise far from home - when your phone, laptop or tablet begins to run out of juice. Thankfully, we're able to prevent this scenario from happening by plugging devices into external battery packs, a single gadget that can charge any device we connect. The Lifehacker Web site recently graded some of the best external battery packs. Here are some of the site’s findings:

Anker Astro

Lifehacker readers selected the Anker Astro as their favorite line of external battery packs. Anker manufactures three packs, the 3E, Pro and E4 versions. Each of these devices are given praise for the powerful charging ability they have. The devices also score points for their portability and reasonable prices.

New Trent

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

Energizer XP

Want a versatile external battery pack? Try any battery in the Energizer XP line. These external battery packs come packaged with a wide selection of cables and tips. These accessories let you quickly connect to almost any gizmo, even smartphones or laptops which are several years old.