The Best Portable Chargers for Your Next Long-Haul Flight


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Photo credit: Joi Ito
Photo credit: Joi Ito

Your smartphone is one item you’re guaranteed to put in your carry-on luggage before a long flight. But if you’ve flown with your smartphone recently, you probably noticed it doesn’t take long for Candy Crush Saga or Spotify to drain your battery.

Fellow travelers may advise you to purchase a portable battery pack to keep your smartphone charged for a drastically longer amount of time. However, there are hundreds of battery packs on the market, and all of their packages claim they’re the best. These three portable battery chargers are ones that actually live up to the hype.

Flux Portable Charger

One of the main issues of traveling with a portable battery charger is that they tend to take up unwanted space. This Flux Portable Charger is one of the slimmest on the market (weighing just 3.1 ounces), and for just $30, it’s light on your wallet too. This rechargeable battery has a 4000 mAh capacity and can provide two full charges for most smartphones, so you can stay entertained through an entire long-haul flight.

ZeroLemon ToughJuice Rugged Portable Charger

The ZeroLemon ToughJuice Rugged Portable Charger is the ultimate power pack for travelers who spend a lot of time off the grid or in the air. The 30,000 mAh capacity allows you to charge an iPhone 6 roughly 10 times and an iPad Air about two times. Because this battery pack requires eight to 24 hours to charge fully, it’s not for everyone, but those who need a durable device to keep them connected when outlets are hard to find, it’s a must-have.

Mophie Juice Pack H2Pro

The Mophie Juice Pack H2Pro is a practical battery pack that will keep your phone safe too. This compact power source can double the battery life of your iPhone, stay submerged in 4 feet of water for up to 30 minutes, and withstand drops that would shatter other cases and smartphones. When you want an extra boost of power and protection without the bulk in your carry-on baggage, the Mophie Juice Pack H2Pro is the choice for you.

About the Author: Courtney McCaffrey

Courtney McCaffrey is a travel writer and editor based in Wilmington, N.C, Mexico and around the world. In addition to writing, she lives for travel - seeing new places, experiencing new cultures and surfing new waves.

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