Best Portable Chargers for iPad Mini 5 iMore 2020

The iPad Mini 5 is so compact and easy to tote around, you may use it as much as your smartphone. If its battery isn't holding up to all that extra usage, a portable charger will likely be the best solution to keep you and your iPad moving. Here are a few of the best iPad Mini 5 portable chargers that are bound to keep your tiny tablet alive and well on extended excursions.

Potent portable: Aukey USB-C power bank

Staff pick

This 20000mAh battery bank is as versatile as it is portable, and it's pretty portable. Thinner than similar products from other companies, the Aukey USB-C power bank feature three USB-A ports for standard charging cables, a micro-USB port, a USB-C port, and a Lightning port, letting you charge the battery itself using a Lightning cable.

Packed with power: Anker PowerCore II 20000

This portable battery packs some serious power. It's a 20100mAh battery with two USB charging ports so you can charge multiple devices at once. It supports a power output up to 18W, more than enough to charge your iPad Mini quickly and safely multiple times.

Small, but mighty: Bonai Portable 30000mAh Power Bank

Plug in, charge, and start up your iPad Mini in a snap with the highly-rated Bonai Portable 30000mAh Power Bank. This high-speed power bank is small and easy to carry around from point A to point B, but is also able to quickly charge your iPad Mini if it needs to. It comes in black, white, and mint color options, and has an LED flashlight in between the ports.

Charge, charge, charge your battery gently down the stream: ZMI Backup Battery & Hub

Keep your new iPad Mini charged and ready to roll at all times with the ZMI Backup Battery & Hub. Your iPad will be safe with this charge, which features protections against overheating and overcharging, while the body of the charger itself comes with two USB-A output ports and a USB-C input/output port. If there are any issues with it, the ZMI charger comes with an 18-month warranty.

$60 at Amazon

The sun in your pocket: Riapow Wireless Solar Charger

This environmentally-friendly charger is ready to bring your iPad Mini's battery back to life with the power of the sun. The Riapow Wireless Solar Charger is designed with a 26800mAH battery, and the physical design is practical, too, with a flashlight and a hook on the back to easily clip it onto your bag or backpack. You can pick one up in blue/black and orange/black color combinations. For sustainability, this is one of the best iPad Mini 5 portable chargers.

$38 at Amazon

Solar powerhouse: BigBlue Solar Charger

Are you someone who likes to spend a lot of time in nature and wants to bring your iPad Mini for a chance to capture the beauty around you? Then you need an environmental powerhouse of a charger like the BigBlue Solar Charger. It's perfect for campers, fishermen, and anyone else who likes to spend time outdoors. It is lightweight, easy to clean, and comes with four different hooks so you can hang your solar panels anywhere and everywhere you go.

Power the 'Pad

When you're picking up a portable battery, you've got a lot to consider, such as how portable is the battery, how much charge it can offer, and whether or not it charges quickly. With all of these considerations, I'd pick the Aukey USB-C portable charger portable battery. It's the best iPad Mini 5 portable charger to get multiple charges, and it's thinner than most other larger-capacity batteries.

If you prefer to go solar, or if you just need a more robust charger with lots of power and versatility for multiple devices, the BigBlue 28W Solar Charger is the way to go. There's plenty of good options on this list to meet your individual needs.

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