It’s hard to imagine traveling without a smartphone and/or tablet these days. This makes a good USB charger an absolute must! Here are the ones I use and why…
A good travel USB charger must:
- Be compact
- Provide enough charging power
- Automatically adjust charging power to match the needs of the device
- Be reliable
- Operates on 100v to 240v power so you only need a plug adapter for international use.
The best chargers I have found are from Anker.
Anker PowerPort 4
The Anker PowerPort 4 is extremely compact and the plug portion folds flush with the external case. It measures 2.6 x 2.6 x 1 inch and weighs a scant 5.1 oz. It provides 40 watts of power to 4 USB ports and operates on 110v-240v and is available in white and black. This is my go to device for solo traveling when 4 ports is all I need. Available on Amazon.
Anker PowerPort 10
The Anker PowerPort 10 is larger but can support 10 devices on its autosensing USB ports. It has a separate power cord that accomodates rooms where the plugs are located some distance from the nightstand or table. It operates on 100v-240v power and is available in both white and black. This is my charger of choice for longer trips when I may be carrying camera battery chargers or need to charge my wife’s devices as well. Available on Amazon.