Notebooks needs power while on the go too and there are some great products out there that can power both your notebook and smarpthone!
If you’re after a charger for your Type C notebook you’ve got quite a few choices, but if you’re looking for something to power something a little more standard, we’ve got you covered.
If you’re looking for a powerbank that has quick charge Mophie is one of the few. It has 100W output which means you can plug in devices through AC, USB-A and USB-C ports. At 2.4A, this power bank can safely handle just about anything you want to charge. It even has USB-C 30W input for fast-charging.
Is has 22,000mAh and has an intelligent mode with the Priority+ charging feature, which allows you to plug in a device and then plug the Powerstation into the wall overnight, and both will be charged by morning.
The Mophie Powerstation is svelte at 7.5 x 4.5 x 1.1-inch and 1.7-pound frame. The exterior is wrapped in premium fabric so your devices won’t get scratched if you put the powerbank on top of your notebook in your bag.
Jackery Portable Power Station
- 85Wh/23250mAh 85W (100W Peak)
- AC power outlet for charging anything
- It may only provide about 50% charge to your MacBook Pro 15″ if you are using the laptop the whole time while charging ]
- Comes with USB C, QC3.0 and 5V/2.4A three USB outputs.
- It will charge your 12” Macbook once (1.3x) and give you 73% on your 15” Macbook pro (if you’re not using it and it’s powered down).
- The battery also has a fan built in for heat, it’s not loud, but you do notice it.
- Great design which makes it light weight at 1.5lbs
- Type C port as well as a quick charge and standard USB port
- The type c port can only output 15watts which means it works for things like the Nintendo Switch, but type c notebooks must use the AC
- You have to remember to shut down the power bank (press for two seconds to turn on or off) or else it will keep loosing power.
Litionite Hurakan 41600mAh
It has 3 output: 1 x AC socket (for devices up to 120 Watts)/1 x USB port Quick Charge 3.0 and 2 fast charge USB ports up to 2.4 A.
The Litionite Hurakan is 154Wh or 41,600 mAh and weighs in at 1.8kg and measures 23 x 9 x 9 cm
Charges to 100% in 5 hours (yes, this is quick by comparison)
Ability to pass power through. This means you can charge the powerbank and devices at the same time.
No Type C port means it’s not future proof
MAXOAK External Battery
MAXOAK has six charging ports on of which is a 20-volt/3-amp port for laptops it includes 14 types of laptop connectors, so you just need to select your notebook’s connector and carry that cable. It also has one is 12-volt/2.5-amp port for digital cameras, two are 5-volt/2.1-amp USB ports and two 5 volt/1 amp USB ports. Which seems unncecessary since modern devices can self moderate how much juice they take in.
Second, it has 50,000 mAh of battery life, meaning you could recharge your laptop and phones many times before having to recharge the external battery power bank. Third, it measures just 8.1 x 5.3 x 1.3 inches and weighs 2.77 pounds, so it could easily fit into your camping bag and it won’t be that much heavier. Finally, it includes 14 types of laptop connectors, so it covers most models but not Apple laptops.
- Huge Capacity of 185Wh/50,000mAh
- Lots of ports (even though most feel unnecessary)
- Great price point
- No magsafe connectors so Surface Book users like me are out of puck
- 2.77lbs it weighs as much a notebook.
- Slow to charge between 7-8hours from empty or near empty to full.
- It’s older first released in 2015 which is why it’s such a good deal, but also why it has a lot of unnecessary features.
- Lots of adapters that will service most notebooks
The 154Wh 41600 MAH Lithium-Ion batteries, which means full weigh just 1.8 kg measuring 23 x 9 x 9 cm, cute, elegant and easy to use.
MAXOAK is best suited for older notebooks.
If you have an older laptop on hand that isn’t a MacBook (the MaxOak doesn’t support any MagSafe connectors) or doesn’t use USB Type-C for charging, it’ll get the job done. But if your smartphone or laptop is newer and relies on more recent and powerful connections, you’re going to want to check out some other options.
These are our top picks for Notebook Chargers, if you have a Type C Notebook, you have way more options, but if you’re looking for something to plug your notebook into, one of these will do the trick.