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Portable USB chargers for mobiles

I have a kit: USB power bank (2,000 mAh) which I had used to charge my mobile (Lumia 550) when away from home. I liked the fact that it was quite small (about the size of a large lipstick) and fitted in my pocket.

However the charging port, which is a mini/micro USB, is now kaput, so it's time for a new item, preferably of a similar size.

I've seen this https://www.ravpower.com/3350mah-ext...ger-black.html, which looks to hold more power, so that's a bonus.

What do you people have? Can you recommend anything in particular?
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I like the EC tech ones. They last ages, but are HUGE!

Friend has this which I thought was a really nice quality charger.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Anker-Powe....c100338.m3726
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Anker are also good.

I use this one for light travel:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Anker-5200m.../dp/B00P8SY7HQ
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My sons phones are driving me crazy at the moment....too slow to charge Dad !!!! I usually buy the cheapo ebay plugs and cables...but now a change,u tightwad !!

I know this isn't portable but i have bought these...i will give you my opinion in due course

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Charger-Ank.../dp/B017VXARME

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Anker-6-Pac...s=6+pack+anker
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Chargers and cables do now make a difference
as certain high capacity charging methods need
intelligent chargers and good quality cables to
access the faster charging rates on offer.

I find the PortaPow cables and adaptors quite good.
Especially for my phone which doesn't use any
of the proprietary multi-voltage charging, but will
use 2A fast charging if available.
(PortaPow cables communicate with the charger
to force it to output as high as it can go and use heavier gauge wire.)
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Lidl Ireland have some 3000mAh chargers for €8 at the moment. Might be in the UK too.
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I found two that I liked the look of in Currys

One similar to what I have currently but which has a bit more storage [Clarkson]poooweeerrr[/Clarkson] than my current item.
Buy GOJI G6PB3BK16 Portable Power Bank - Black | Free Delivery | Currys

And this, which has lots of power and a torch (!) and also appears small enough to fit in my pocket.
Buy PNY Curve 5200 Portable Power Bank - Black | Free Delivery | Currys
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The Anker chargers and cables arrived...they are now charging the phones in no time at all at a cool 2500mAh......very impressed.
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I found two that I liked the look of in Currys

And this, which has lots of power and a torch (!) and also appears small enough to fit in my pocket.
Buy PNY Curve 5200 Portable Power Bank - Black | Free Delivery | Currys
One of these ^^ is currently plugged in to my mobile charger and is flashing one of its four (4!!) blue leds at me - it's a bit chunkier than the previous item I had but I can live with that - it is likely to be road (train) tested tomorrow.
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I have 2 Rav Power chargers for when I am away fishing. They are a bit bigger than a lipstick but each of these will charge my android phone 4 times or a tablet 3 times. They come with charging cables too.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Portable-RA...ords=rav+power

https://www.amazon.co.uk/RAVPower-26...ords=rav+power

Can't fault them.

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Just bought an Anker 20100mAh charger for holiday...

Long flight and 2 iPads to keep charged

quite a brick of a thing but it will get the job done
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I do tend towards flights with their own power these days.
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I can't recall in recent years not having a USB charging point at hand on a flight.
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Expect to be given the third degree at security with a big power bank. I now take mine out and stick it with the laptop. Anker work for me, but this whole USBC/3 standard is a bloody mess.
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I do tend towards flights with their own power these days.
Mexico...

Flying with Virgin, they do have their own power but it's best to have another just in case it doesnt work. Plus for use by the pool or the beach, can quickly charge phone or ipad rather than going back to the room and risking the maid breaking it like last time
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Yeah, just when everything has more-or-less standardised on micro-USB (Well okay, not Apple obviously.)
and you can travel with one, maybe 2 cables, we get a new connector/cable standard.

Glad my Xiaomi phone doesn't have any of that "modern" USB-C or proprietary quick-charge tech.
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Best ones, by a long shot are those from a company called Anker - you'll find 'em on Amazon

The charger itself integrates a smart-chip which will give full power charging (2.1A to devices that ask for it, instead of shoving 1A or less as most will)

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Anker-Power...keywords=anker
is a mere 10

While
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Anker-Power...keywords=anker
Is about the girth of a cassette case, and about half as long again (but comes with a soft bag) - well worth the money to be able to charge most phones 4 - 5 times before the brick runs out.

Legions of mobile-phone gamer types swear by the Anker range of power bricks
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