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Win the Gym! Top 3 Portable Chargers

15 August, 2016


Pokémon GO is so much fun and so addictive that many trainers want to play it all day long. However, even with the newest iPhone or Samsung Galaxy it is almost certain that you will run out of battery after just a few hours. By now we all know about the small tricks to squeeze out some extra battery life, from switching off the AR feature to going on battery save modus. But despite these minor tweaks, the only way to ensure a full day of Pokémon hunting is through a portable battery. Win the Gym! has conducted a review of the most current portable chargers to help you make a choice between the many portable chargers available. They come in many forms and shapes. While the main decision you will have to make is deciding which power capacity you want, there are other handy charger options you may want to consider, such a supercharging capability or aesthetic features. In this post Win the Gym! highlights a couple of unique fatures that will provide welcome functionality for the Pokémon hunt.


1. Anker Portable Charger PowerCore 20100


Leading our list is a heavy hitter among chargers, the Anker Portable Charger PowerCore 20100. Its sizeable 20,100mAh capacity gives it some weight — 12.6oz to be exact. But carrying it around sure is worth it, as this portable charger packs enough juice to charge an iPhone 5 almost 8 times. While Anker even includes a nice mesh carry bag for the PowerCore, the compact size of the power bank (6.5 x 2.3 x 0.9-inches) allows you to slide it in your pocket during a Pokémon-based outing. Furthermore, this pack will be hard to destroy during the Pokémon hunt thanks to its durable anodized aluminum case. The battery and carries the same large selection of safety features and convenient 18-month warranty as Anker's other power bank lines.

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2. AUKEY 10000mAh Portable Charger


If Pokémon Go drains your battery faster than your phone accumulates charge, this battery pack may be the one for you. It offers great quality and a good range of special supercharge features at an attractive price. Its most attractive feature for Pokémon Go trainers is its Qualcomm Quick Charge (QC), which allows you to charge up your phone 75% faster than with conventional chargers. However, this is only possible if you own a QC-compatible phone, such as a Samsung Galaxy S7, or a Galaxy Note Edge. If you're not sure whether your phone is QC-compatible, don't worry, the output is able to determine what you’ve plugged in, so it can cover 5V/2A for universal devices, 5V/2.1A, 9V/1.8A, and 12V/1.35A (QC 2.0) for Android devices.

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3. KMASHI 10000mAh External Power Bank


There’s no mystery as to why KMASHI’s external battery packs are a bestseller among Pokémon Go trainers. With its low price tag it brings a lot of essential and powerful features. While it is small enough to fit in just about any bag, it provides enough juice to fully recharge smartphones up to 8-times over. It has two USB ports for charging multiple trainer phones at once. One of the ports outputs at 2.1A, providing trainers with the option of fast charging quickly before moving back into the field. It has a Pokémon-style black and red desigh, which allows you to power up in PoGo style. Meanwhile the 4 status LEDs keep you informed of remaining capacity. Overall a very practical charger at an affordable price.

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