In the space of portable chargers, there’s a lot of competitors and it’s definitely something that’s understandable. That’s because most people these days use portable devices such as smartphones and tablets, in fact, those types of device are a basic necessity in modern times. Even though it’s very useful to have these portable devices that help us with various things throughout daily life, the main part to keep an eye on is battery power that you’ve got left with your device. As being portable means that it’s relying on a battery and therefore you’re going to run out of power sooner or later depending on how you’re using your smartphone.
That’s when power banks come in, and it’s the main reason why there are so many brands that sell them. With that said, there are a few brands that stand out from the crowd and truly put quality behind their portable chargers. Aukey is one of them. Aukey is a charging electronic company that is very well known and is a brand that actually rivals one of the leading charging electronics companies called, Anker. They both innovate on their products constantly and that’s what truly sets their portable chargers apart from the rest. Innovation is the key to getting customers and building great products.
That’s one of the main reasons we’ve chosen the best power banks from Aukey as they actually have a wide array of chargers to choose from and have the very best charging tech to back it up. Let’s take a look at some of their best power banks.
Aukey 10,000mAh Pocket Portable Charger
The first portable charger that we wanted to recommend from Aukey is this 10,000mAh two port charger. 10,000mAh power banks are really nothing new to the portable charging market and this charger is quite normal too. It has a 10,000mAh power capacity that can charge most smartphones to full power at least two times as long as you’re charging a single device at a time. There are two USB charging ports that each has a charging speed of 5V/2.1A and the max output of the charger is 3.1A.
Overall, there’s nothing out of the ordinary with the charging power that this power bank possesses, but there is something awesome about the form factor. What makes the form factor for this charger so good is that it has a length of only 3.5 inches, a width of 3.1 inches and thickness is 0.8 inches. Most of the time when it comes to 10,000mAh power banks they tend to have larger sizes, but this Aukey power bank is very small like a Mini portable charger as it can fit into your pocket easily and you can hold while you charge your smartphone too.
The power bank is recharged through a Micro-USB input port that has a recharge rate of 5V/2.0A, just make sure you use a 2 Amp USB wall charger to recharge it as fast as possible.
Specs of the AUKEY 10,000mAh Dual USB 3.1A Portable Charger:
- Capacity: Advertised: 10,000mAh Output Capacity: 7,500mAh
Port 1: 5V/2.1A
Port 2: 5V/1.0A
- Input: 5V/2.1A Via Micro-USB Input
- LED Power Indicators: 4 LED Dotted Power Capacity
- Size: 3.5 x 3.1 x 0.9 inches
- Weight: 8.1 Ounces
There are quite a few high capacity power banks on the market but very few of them go as far as this Aukey 30,000mAh power bank. Yes, that’s a lot of power, in fact, it’s with its 30,000mAh power capacity that you’re able to charge smartphones and tablets to their full power multiple times over. This charger can very well last you for about a week with its power capacity depending on how you’re using it. Another part of the power bank that’s superb is the charging options and the power behind them.
There are a total of three Output ports with this charger. There are two USB-A ports. With one of the USB-A ports having a charging speed of 5V/2.4A that can charge most standard devices at their max speed. There’s the other USB-A port that uses Quick Charge and can, therefore, charge compatible devices at their max charging speed. The third output of this power bank is the USB-C port that can be used to charge USB-C compatible devices only as you’re going to have to use a USB-C to USB-C charging cable to charge your devices; or you can use a USB-C to Lightning cable to charge iPhones such as the iPhone X and the iPhone 8.
Two Ways to Recharge
What’s also great is the recharging of this power bank as there are two options for recharging, but they can only be used once at a time. The first input port that we want to mention is the USB-C port that has a recharge rate of 5V/3.0A and the other input port is the Micro-USB input. The Micro-USB input has a recharge speed of 5V/2.4A, so just make sure you either use a Quick Charge USB wall charger for the USB-C recharging or a 2.4 Amp USB wall charger or higher if you’re recharging using the Micro-USB input port.
Aukey 30,000mAh Portable Charger with Quick Charge 3.0:
- Capacity: Advertised: 30,000mAh Output Capacity: 27,000mAh
Quick Charge 3.0 Port Charging Speeds: 3.6V-6.5V/3A, 6.5V-9V/2A, 9V-12V/1.5A
AiPower Port Charging Speed: 5V/2.4A
USB Type-C Output Port: 5V/3.0A
USB Type-C Input Port: 5V/2.0A Individual Usage: 5V/3.0A
Micro-USB Input Port: 5V/2.0A Individual Usage: 5V/2.4A
- LED Power Indicators: Power Button Indicates 3 Colors
- Size: 5.9 x 3.3 x 1.1 inches
- Weight: 1.4 Pounds
Aukey 20,000mAh Power Bank with Lightning and Micro-USB Input
There are not very many power banks that use the Lightning standard of charging and that’s mostly because Apple owns the charging tech. If companies wish to actually use the charging tech, then they would actually have to pay to use it with their products and that’s why it’s not used nearly as much as it should be. However, we like Aukey because they’re actually willing to use the Lightning charging tech with some of their power banks and that opens up doors for iPhone users as they can use the same cable that they charge their own devices with to recharge something like this Aukey power bank.
This 20,000mAh power bank has quite a few useful options for charging. There are two Output ports with one of the ports having a charging speed of 5V/2.0A and the other port has a charging speed of 5V/1.0A. Recharging can be done through one of the two input ports this charger has. There’s a Micro-USB input which has a charging speed of 5V/2.0A and the Lightning input has a recharge speed of 5V/1.5A. No matter which port you’re using with this power bank just make sure you use a 2 Amp USB wall charger as it’ll provide the fastest recharging speed.
Specs of the Aukey 20,000mAh Power Bank with Quick Charge 2.0:
- Capacity: 20,000mAh
Standard USB Port: 5V/2.4A
Quick Charge Port: 5V/2.0A | 9V/1.67A | 12V/1.25A
Micro-USB Input: 5V/2.0A
Lightning Input: 5V/2.0A
- LED Power Indicators: Single Light
- Size: 5.9 x 3.3 x 0.8 inches
- Weight: 13.7 Ounces
Aukey 10,050mAh Power Bank with Quick Charge 3.0
We already mentioned one of Aukey’s other 10,050mAh power banks which has a very small form factor, but it has standard charging all-around. This Aukey power bank is a lot more streamlined but features more powerful charging tech that’s going to be best used by Quick Charge compatible devices.
Quick Charge with Output and Input
The reason that this portable charger is going to be best used by those who own Quick Charge compatible devices, is because it has a single port that features Quick Charge 3.0. This port can also charge standard devices too and it can output a charging speed of 5V/2.4A to them. Another part that uses Quick Charge is the Micro-USB input port and so you should use a Quick Charge 3.0 USB wall charger when it comes time to recharge it as you’re able to get a full recharge within just 3-4 hours.
We really like how minimalist they made this charger, as it’s very similar to Anker’s PowerCore 10000 line of portable chargers. It has a just a single port and a 10,000mAh capacity. Yet, the charger only has a length of 4.2 inches, a width of 2.3 inches and a thickness of 0.8 inches. Overall, it’s very easy for portability as you can basically fit this power bank into your pocket or hold it in your hand while you charge your device at the same time.
Specs of the Aukey 10,050mAh Portable Charger with Quick Charge 3.0:
- Capacity: Advertised: 10,050mAh Real Capacity: 7,400mAh
- Output: Standard Speed: 5V/2.4A Quick Charge Speed: 5V-6V/3A, 6V-9V/2A, 9V-12V/1.5A
- Input: 5V/2.0A | 9V/2.0A | 12V/1.5A Via Micro-USB Input
- LED Power Indicators: 4 LED Power Capacity Indicators
- Size: 4.2 x 2.3 x 0.9 inches
- Weight: 7.6 Ounces
There aren’t many Mini power banks that use the USB-C standard of charging as it’s a more powerful type of charging tech and it’s a lot more worth it implementing into high capacity power banks. That said, Aukey has done what not many other companies have and that would be implementing the USB-C standard into a mini power bank.
This 5,000mAh power bank of theirs only has single USB-C port and therefore it’s really only meant for charging USB-C compatible devices. That said, it doesn’t come with an attachment that can allow you to charge iPhones or other devices that use Lightning. However, for the most part, if you’re charging USB-C compatible devices you’re going to need to use a USB-C to USB-C charging cable and this power bank is able to output a charging speed of 5V/3.0A.
For recharging, this power bank you’re going to need a USB-C to USB-A cable and the charger has a 5V/2.0A recharging rate, so just make sure you use a 2 Amp USB wall charger.
Specs of the AUKEY 5,000mAh USB-C Portable Charger:
- Capacity: Advertised: 5,000mAh Real Capacity: 4,000mAh
- Output: 5V/3.0A
- Input: 5V/2.0A
- LED Power Indicators: 4 LED Dotted Power Capacity Indicators
- Size: 6.2 x 2.6 x 1.1 inches
- Weight: 4.5 Ounces
Aukey 20,000mAh Power Bank with Four Output and Three Inputs
The final power bank that we have to recommend basically has it all. It’s a charger that has a 20,000mAh power capacity and so there’s enough power to charge your devices to full power a few times over before it needs a recharge. Speaking of recharging there are quite a few options for recharging this power bank.
Lots of Outputs and Inputs
It has three input ports and they include A Micro-USB input which has a recharge speed of 5V/2.0A, a Lightning input that recharges at 5V/1.5A, and a USB-C input/output that can recharge the power bank at 5V/3.0A. Overall, it’s going to be best to use the USB-C input for recharging as it’ll recharge the power bank the fastest. That said, with three ways to recharge, it’s very convenient to have all these ways of recharging available to you.
There are a total of four output ports with this power bank. There are three USB-A ports that each have a charging speed of 5V/3.0A. The third output on this power bank is the USB-C port that can be used as an output via a USB-C to USB-C charging cable and it has a charging speed of 5V/3.0A.
Even with all its charging prowess, the power bank is still very portable as it has a slim form factor of just a 0.8 thickness that can be very easy to carry around in your hand or fit into a bag.
Specs of the 20,000mAh Aukey Power Bank with Four Outputs and Three Inputs:
- Capacity: 20,000mAh
USB-A Output Speeds: 5V/3.0A Each
USB-C Output Speed: 5V/3.0A
USB-C Input: 5V/3.0A
Micro-USB Input: 5V/2.0A
Lightning Input: 5V/1.5A
- LED Power Indicators: 4 LED Dotted Power Capacity Indicators
- Size: 7.9 x 3.8 x 0.6 inches
- Weight: 13.5 Ounces