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Published: September 19, 2017

10 Stylish And Durable Power Banks You Can Buy for Under $50

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No matter how the battery your phone evolves, it’s never enough. With heavy use, a fully charged smartphone can still hardly last a day. I’m sure you’ve experienced the trouble of having to use your phone, and being unable to as you’ve ran out of battery. As such, many have found it useful to invest in additional power banks.

One issue with this is that many of the power banks on the market are too big to be easily carried around, are ineffective, are too expensive, or simply look bad. However, there are some power banks that are so well designed, and work so well with your phone that they completely change the way you use it.

Thanks to these power banks you’ll never need to worry about running out of power again.

1. The Nifty X – Wearable Cable with Powerbank

The NiftyX is unlike any other power bank on the market. Where many power banks are cumbersome and tricky to carry around, the NiftyX couldn’t be easier. This is a power bank you wear.

From the outside it looks like a cool decorative bracelet, in actuality it’s a high functioning and dynamic power bank ideal for the use when you’re out, usable whatever the weather. With it you can charge and sync your phone, wherever you are with ease.

It’s definitely one of the better looking and more versatile power banks.

Back this project NiftyX Bracelet Cable at Kickstarter, $33

2. Lifecard – The World’s Thinnest Powerbank

In 2016, Lifecard won iPhone Life magazine’s best of the prestigious Consumer Electronics Show (CES).The Lifecard is beautifully designed. It is just the size of a credit card, brilliantly compact, fitting in your wallet with ease, plus its stainless steel finish gives it a sleek, futuristic appearance and great durability. Though extremely thin, you don’t need to worry about it breaking.

What’s more, it can charge up to 80% of an iPhone 5s and 65% of an iPhone 6.

Lifecard – The World’s Thinnest Powerbank, $42.95

3. Pearl Compact Mirror Battery Pack

This is a product that is wholly unique. It merges the two worlds of fashion, and smartphone technology in such a way that is both unexpected and extremely inventive. The Pearl Compact Mirror Battery Pack is both a makeup mirror (two of them actually) and powerful USB recharging station. As such it is the perfect companion for a night out.

As a charging station, it is effective thanks to its 3000mAh lithium polymer battery. And as a make up station, it is fantastic with two mirrors (one ordinary , and one with 3x magnification) and a ring of LED lights around the mirror enabling you to apply makeup in low lighting.

Pearl Compact Mirror USB Rechargeable Battery Pack, $17.99

4. Power Bank Compact by FREEWISE

This power bank is slightly larger than others on this list, but its built in battery powers is as huge as 10,000 mAh. This multiple times the power of many other power banks. With this huge power output, you can charge more than one device at a time.

It’s perfect if you travel with multiple devices. You won’t need to worry about running out of power at all.

Power Bank Compact by FREEWISE, $19.99

5. Ankler Power Core Slim

The Ankler Power bank is sleek and slim in design, meaning it can be carried around anywhere with ease, and is largely unnoticeable until you need it.

Despite it’s slim design, it carries a significant amount of power, enough to fully charge an iPhone 6s twice, or a Samsung Galaxy S7 fully once. So it is ideal for getting a full charge easily wherever you are.

On top of this, it is protected by a silicon shield, keeping it well protected and scratch free.

Anker PowerCore Slim 5000 Portable Charger, $29.99

6. PocketFuel Power Bank Battery With Solar Panel

This power bank has built in sensors to detect if your device is fully charged, and if so, will shut off, meaning that it doesn’t waste any power by over charging your phone.

It gets its power from a highly sensitive solar power system which can charge from your house lights or overcast weather. It is perfect for the more adventurous users who want to keep their phones charged when hiking. It is fully waterproof, extremely tough, and has a built in flashlight. It also comes with a carabiner, so can be easily carried anywhere.

PocketFuel Power Bank Battery With Solar Panel, $39.90

7. Mophie Juice Pack Wireless and Charging Base (for iPhone 6/6S)

Where virtually all power banks need cables and wires to charge your phone, the Morphie Juice Pack charges your phone wireless. All you need to do is place your device on its charging base and your phone starts to charge automatically, so you don’t need to worry about carrying extra wires with you.

The pad is magnetic and it attaches to your phone smoothly and securely, keeping itself in place as it charges.It’s surprisingly small in size so can be taken with you easily.

It also senses if your phone is charged and reacts accordingly making sure your phone isn’t over charged, or overheats.

Mophie Juice Pack Wireless and Charging Base, $28.85

8. Monteverde Powerbank Ballpoint Pen

This is like something out of a James Bond movie. As you might expect by the name, the Power Bank pen is a power bank that also functions as a ballpoint pen.

Admittedly it doesn’t pack too much power, it houses a 650 mAh battery (which is good for an emergency charge). This isn’t so much of a problem because as it is a pen too, it is good to carry around with you anyway.

Most of the power banks on this list are easy to take with you, but this is a power bank that you’ll want to carry with you.

Monteverde Power Bank 2.0 Ballpoint Pen, $40.77

9. i.Valux Unique Designed Stand Shockproof Bumper iPhone 6 Plus/7 Plus External Power Bank Charger

This power bank is small in size so it can be easily taken with you. This power bank is also magnetized, and it comfortably attaches itself to your phone (though this uses wires). It is designed in such a way that you can use your phone, headphone jack, and camera easily, even while it is charging.

It is built out of high quality plastic, so it keeps your phone protected. Even if you drop it, it won’t sustain damage.

On top of everything else, it protects your phone from over charging, overheating, short circuiting, or discharging.

i.Valux Unique Designed Stand Shockproof Bumper iPhone 6 Plus/7 Plus External Power Bank Charger, $19.49

10. Powrtabs Disposable Power Pack

This power bank is by far the most environmentally friendly. It is 100% recyclable (even the battery) and each one has been made from recycled plastic. They are great for providing a quick blast of emergency power as they charge quickly.

They are designed strictly for emergencies and are single use only. This isn’t as big a problem as it sounds though, as they are far cheaper than any other power bank on this list, and as mentioned, you’ll find no problems getting rid of it.

Powrtabs Disposable Power Pack, $9.99

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