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I shop for a living, and I never leave home without this Anker power bank — it's on sale for $37

Anker has become the go-to brand for portable chargers and power banks. (Photo: Anker)
Anker has become the go-to brand for portable chargers and power banks. (Photo: Anker)

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. Ever since I started carrying one in my purse everywhere I go, I haven’t had to deal with a dead Apple iPhone. My power bank is one of the most convenient things I own, hands down.

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 Amazon has two of my favorite chargers from the brand on sale right now.


Anker PowerCore Essential 20K Portable Charger

$37$43Save $6
This is one of the smallest, most lightweight power banks on the market that reliably provides up to three and a half charges to your Apple iPhone or Android device while you’re on the go.
$37 at Amazon

If I didn’t already own (and swear by) this gadget, I’d jump on this deal myself. The Anker PowerCore Essential 20K power bank is perfect for anyone who uses their phone way too much to deal with being a slave to power outlets and just needs a full, on-demand charge—and fast.

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 aren’t 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.

More than 59,000 verified Amazon shoppers agree that this little charger is a winner. “This is honestly the nicest power bank I’ve ever owned,” wrote a delighted five-star reviewer. “Its design is stunning, the tiny texture provides a nice feeling holding it, and it’s one of the quicker 20000 mAh chargers (receiving and delivering power). I love that it accepts usb-c charging and that it has two out ports. I bought it because I love attending music festivals and needed the extra battery life, which this is perfect for!”


Anker 30W PIQ 3.0 USB C Charger

Save $4 with coupon
If you have access to a wall outlet, this charger will juice up your smartphone, tablet or laptop faster than a portable power bank works its magic.
$15 at Amazon

Traveling on a time crunch? The Anker 30W PIQ USB-C Fast Charger has the power to charge your devices up to 20 times faster than traditional wall chargers, thanks to its 30-watt charger and Anker’s “powerIQ” 3.0 technology. This saves so much more charging time compared to its peers.

“The quick charge capability is sweet, in 30 minutes it charges roughly 50 percent,” wrote a five-star Amazon reviewer. “So I can go from 15 percent to 65 percent so much faster than before. The build quality seems fine, it has a good weight to it and seems to be solid. The plug folds up for travel.”

If you have Amazon Prime, you’ll get free shipping on either of these chargers, of course. Not yet a member? No problem. You can sign up for your free 30-day trial here. (And by the way, those without Prime still get free shipping on orders of $25 or more.)

The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.

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