As a person who travels frequently, runs around constantly and is forever far away from a wall outlet, I can attest to the fact that a portable charger is a life changer. Unfortunately, I learned the hard way that there are plenty of duds on the market. One brand, however, is the clear standout, and every single tech geek, fellow traveler, and all-around busy person I’ve spoken to agrees. That brand is Anker and its PowerCore 10000 portable charger is on sale for $20, which is almost 25% off the usual price of $26.
The Anker PowerCore 10000 is one of the smallest, most lightweight power banks on the market that reliably provides up to three and a half charges to your iPhone or Android device while you’re on the go. And since it's the size of a deck of cards, it's easy to stash in my purse or jacket pocket.
Ever since I started carrying the Anker portable charger everywhere I go, I haven’t had to deal with a dead iPhone. It's one of the most convenient things I own, hands down. I used to have to dip into coffee shops between meetings if I wanted to arrive with a fully powered phone—and in my worst moments, I’ve covertly borrowed electricity from public power outlets in airport terminals, retail stores, supermarkets, and the foyers of offices that are not mine.
“First-world problem” as it may be, my life requires me to be constantly connected. My Anker has been going strong for more than a year, and honestly, I couldn’t live without it at this point.
Over 50,000 five-star Amazon reviewers agree. “How much do I like (love?) this device?” one wrote in an ode to Anker. “Enough to order a replacement immediately after losing my original one. My Anker PowerCore 10000 can charge my Pixel, my wife's iPhone and a few other devices on a single charge...I never worry as long as I have it with me. And, it's small enough to fit in my pocket.”
"This charger has come in handy so many times," says a reviewer who calls the charger a lifesaver. "It’s small enough to put in your pocket and it charges your phone very fast. I absolutely love it! ... When it’s full it works miracles when your phone is almost dead. I’ve purchased two so far."
One shopper who bought the charger in 2016 says he's still happy with it: "I've used it on multiple flights, two-week hikes, car trips, camping trips, school, college, and work. I want to say I've charged it at least a hundred times. I love this ... This is still the power pack I keep with me. I've never felt the need to upgrade. Can't recommend it enough!"
If I didn’t already own (and swear by) this gadget, I’d jump on this deal myself—so I guess I’ll just have to recommend it to all of you instead.
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The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.