Whether you’re embarking on a cross-country road trip, taking a hike in the mountains, or enjoying a day at the beach, chances are you’ll be spending a lot of time this summer away from a power outlet. Mobile power supplies are perhaps the most important tool in your travel kit, and there are options to fit nearly every budget and need.
For those days when you’ll be completely disconnected from a power supply, you’ll want to pack a mobile battery in your backpack or beach bag. Poweradd’s Pilot X7 packs a whopping 20,000 mAh capacity, meaning most smartphones can be refilled five to eight times on one of the battery’s standard charges. It comes with a 2.1A port for high-speed charging and an LED indicator so that you’ll know when the battery needs it own charge. It’s a bit bulky at 6.1 inches and nearly a full pound, but currently priced at $30 on Amazon, it’s one of the most affordable high-capacity battery packs you can snag today.
If traveling light is a high priority, take a look at some of the increasingly efficient and lightweight options from Mophie. Formerly focused solely on the iPhone, the case maker has dramatically expanded its portfolio to include options for Apple’s full suite of iOS products, Samsung’s Galaxy line, and even LG’s new G4. Mophie’s flagship line is its Juice Pack, starting at $99 and available in Air, Helium, and Plus models, which can double your battery life and add minimal bulk to your device. If you have a few extra bucks to spend, check out Mophie’s latest endeavor, the Space Pack, which offers the same battery benefits along with up to 128GB of additional storage.