Charging your phone is one of those everyday tasks that you might not think too much about. Maybe you have a charger in the box, or you’re still using one from years ago that still does the job. But charging your phone is not limited to charge your phone.
Most devices these days support some form of fast charging, usually via USB Power Delivery (USB-PD). Qi wireless charging is more and more common, especially at the high end. And maybe you’re still sharing a charger between multiple devices, when you’re charging a phone, tablet, headphones, and maybe even a laptop or two.
Choosing the right charging equipment can make a big difference to the minor inconveniences we all know. And with Black Friday in full swing, with plenty of great Android deals, now is the perfect time to make sure all of your charging needs are sorted out.
These are our picks of a few charging essentials every Android owner needs, all of which you’ll find at a discount this Black Friday weekend.
Anker PowerCore Wireless 10,000 mAh
Save 15% on this Anker power bank, which combines the convenience of built-in Qi wireless charging with high capacity, two USB-A ports for output and USB-C input. And since you can recharge the battery while wirelessly charging your phone, it doubles as a fixed Qi charging station.
$ 30.59 at Amazon
Pack of 3 CyvenSmart 6 feet USB-A to USB-C cables
Stock up on USB-A-to-C cables with this 3-pack from CyvenSmart. Right now, they’re 47% off on Amazon, and feature 3A fast charging support and spring-loaded protection to prevent fraying of the cord.
$ 8.40 at Amazon
Mongoora Quick Charge 3.0 dual car charger
Quick Charge 3 is still a reasonably fast charging specification, and given the very low price of this unit, we think it’s definitely worth picking up if you’re frustrated with how slow it charges in the vehicle. This device has two outputs for charging both your phone and a second device.
$ 12.70 at Amazon
Anker PowerCore Slim 10,000 mAh
Everyone needs a good quality fine solid diet, and that’s exactly what this Anker power bank offers. It’s currently 25% off on Amazon and supports USB-PD for charge speeds up to 18W.
$ 22.93 on Amazon
Anker PowerWave Support
Reduced by 22% from its already low starting price, this Anker Qi wireless charging stand is an easy impulse buy. It will charge a compatible phone wirelessly (and silently) up to 10W and supports charging in either landscape or portrait orientation.
$ 15.19 at Amazon
LUOATIP Dual Port USB Power Cube
Small “wall warts” chargers like this are always useful to have on hand. This 3-pack of small chargers from LUOATIP, now at 15% off, produces a reasonably high 2.1A of power and comes with two USB-A ports to share that juice between multiple devices.
$ 10.19 at Amazon
Anker PowerPort III Pod Lite
For a quick charge (or laptop recharge), you’ll want to check out this 65W Anker Pod Charger, which can charge both the latest MacBooks as well as current Android phones and iPhones. That’s 18% off on Amazon right now.
$ 27.99 at Amazon
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