JUICE IT UP

Five portable devices to ensure you never run out of power again

By Sam Grobart

PHOTOGRAPH BY TAMARA STAPLES FOR BLOOMBERG BUSINESSWEEK; ILLUSTRATION BY SAM TAYLOR

BEST FOR A QUICK FIX

Mophie Juice Pack Helium

$80; mophie.com

The Juice Pack Helium, which works as an iPhone case, can restore up to 80 percent of your phone’s battery, which means about an extra six hours of use. It’s sleek and protects your phone from drops and dings, while adding only an extra 0.29 inches of thickness. Additional cases are available for Samsung and HTC models.

BEST FOR OVERNIGHT TRIPS

Satechi 10000 mAh Portable Energy Station

$60; satechi.net

Battery capacity is measured in milliamp hours — how long the battery can last off a full charge. There are a lot of 6,000 mAh batteries, and even some 8,000 mAh or 9,000 mAh devices. But Satechi’s goes to 10,000 mAh, and all that power is housed in a device that’s a little larger than a smartphone. With two USB ports, you can connect two devices at the same time, and those thousands of mAhs will keep both charged for around three days of regular use.

BEST FOR LARGER DEVICES

HyperJuice2

$300; hypershop.com

Weighing 1.6 pounds and about the size of a paperback, the HyperJuice2 is designed to repower not just smartphones and tablets but also Apple laptops such as the MacBook and MacBook Air, something smaller power packs can’t pull off. With a 27,000 mAh battery, the HyperJuice2 can add 26 hours of battery life to a MacBook or 71 hours to an iPad mini. The aluminum case contains a removable battery, so you can upgrade or replace it as battery tech advances.

BEST FOR THE OUTDOORS

Goal Zero Switch 8 Solar Recharging Kit

$119; goalzero.com

Recharging in a city isn’t hard — most coffee shops and bars let you plug in. But for rural locales, bring Goal Zero’s kit. It uses a solar panel, and the sun can recharge it in less than five hours. With a full tank, the battery can power up a smartphone twice — more than enough to stream Netflix by the campfire.

BEST FOR THE AIRPORT

Powerbag Deluxe Backpack

$169.99; mypowerbag.com

Powerbag’s concept is simple: Instead of carrying extra batteries, turn the bag into a charger. Deep inside is a rechargeable battery that can refuel up to four devices at once (or one smartphone four times). The bag comes with connector cables for most phones, tablets, and e-readers, or you can use your device’s own cable with the battery’s USB port. Just plug the bag into a wall outlet for recharging.

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