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For years, I had a small but durable power-bank.  I loaned it to my sister during a trip, and it was confiscated during a transit through the PVG airport.  The reason?  It did not have a label or a clear identification.

I wasn’t in a hurry for a replacement.  I had the opportunity to use the Samsung Power Bank, which was durable and worked remarkably well.  Still, I was looking for something lighter and more economical.

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When I looked into the top players in the market, the Anker brand had come up on numerous occasions as a strong recommendation.

After reviewing the options, I decided on the Anker PowerCore 10400 Portable Charger.

a black rectangular device with blue lights

Anker Portable 10400 Power Bank

Easy to Use

It’s a simple power bank, and one of the things I like is that there is a light indicator to let you know of how much power is left in the device.  For my first charge, it took a about an hour and a half to fully charge my iPhone.

If you need a power bank with more hours of battery life, the Portable Charger Anker PowerCore 20100mAh is another option (it allows you to charge up to 92 hours). I didn’t have that need, so I simply opted for the basic version.


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Do you have a particular portable power bank that you’re a big fan of?