Apple recently announced a brand new MacBook Air that features a Retina display, Touch ID, 12-hour battery life, and other big improvements. It's not bad and only starts at $1200, so it's reasonably priced for what it's worth. If you've decided to pick one up, you should also be looking into a portable battery pack or power bank for it, just in case it runs out of juice and you can't get to an outlet. We've rounded up some of the best USB-C battery packs that money can buy, right here!
Anker is a trusted, high-quality name when it comes to portable power accessories. This beast of a charging bank features high-speed charging for phones, tablets, and USB-C laptops so your MacBook Air will be powered up in no time at all. It has a 30W USB-C port, as well as two USB ports, so you'll have juice for everything. The 28600mAh battery also means your MacBook Air gets two full charges from it, (phones and tablets up to seven times).
This 26800mAh battery pack from RAVPOWER can be fully charged in only 4-5 hours, versus the typical 14 hours for other chargers of the same capacity. It also features a 30W output, so your MacBook Air and other USB-C devices will charge up fast. Your Air will get about two full charges, and this battery pack is capable of even charging your Nintendo Switch as you play it.
If you're more on a budget, then the AUKEY 20000mAh USB-C power bank is a good choice. It boasts a pretty beefy battery capacity, features one USB-C port and three USB-A ports to charge multiple devices simultaneously. It's also fairly slim and compact with a matte surface, so it won't slide around. And it's more affordable than other options.
Stylish and classy
Mophie is a familiar name when it comes to portable power accessories, and the Powerstation XXL is a stylish option. It has a 19000mAh battery that'll extend your MacBook Air's battery by about 14 hours. There's another USB-A type output to charge a non-USB-C device, such as your iPhone. The battery pack is also wrapped in a fabric material that stands out from the competition and provides a nice grip.
Portable Power Supply
If the Mophie Powerstation XXL isn't enough for you, then look into the Powerstation AC. This one packs in a 22000mAh battery, but it's even capable of powering up your devices that normally require an AC outlet with its 100W AC port. It also has the fabric wrap, and it can charge your MacBook Air and pretty much everything else you'll ever need.
Two in One
This battery pack from ZMI features a 20000mAh capacity, and it supports Quick Charge 3.0, while also doubling as a USB 2.0 hub with the 2-way USB-C port. It's super small for the capacity, and the price is right.
This battery bank from Jackery will charge up your MacBook Air at the highest possible speed, and it has a large 26800mAh capacity. With this, you'll get about two full charges for your MacBook Air, and it works with your other devices too. It includes a 45W wall charger, so the battery pack fully charges up in three hours.
This affordable power bank from EMIGVELA has a 20000mAh capacity and has smart input and output technology (SIO). The LED display tells you how much juice remains, and this battery pack can be carried with you on planes, so you don't need to worry about not having juice while flying.
The iMuto portable charger has the biggest battery capacity we've seen yet, at a monstrous 30000mAh. It features Quick Charge 3.0 and will charge your MacBook Air with over two full charges. An LED display tells you just how much juice remains, but with a battery this size, you probably don't need to worry about running out too often.
Splash of Color
This dark blue, soft touch matte battery pack from Omars is classy and fun with the splash of color. It holds 20000mAh, so it provides enough battery juice to have your MacBook Air last throughout the day. The Smart AIQ technology also optimizes the power output for your device, so that it gets charged up quickly and efficiently.
With all of these USB-C power bank options for your new MacBook Air, you're bound to have enough battery to get through the entire day without worry! My personal recommendation is Anker PowerCore+ because its got the best value for your money.
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Christine Romero-Chan was formerly a Senior Editor for iMore. She has been writing about technology, specifically Apple, for over a decade at a variety of websites. She is currently part of the Digital Trends team, and has been using Apple’s smartphone since the original iPhone back in 2007. While her main speciality is the iPhone, she also covers Apple Watch, iPad, and Mac when needed.
When she isn’t writing about Apple, Christine can often be found at Disneyland in Anaheim, California, as she is a passholder and obsessed with all things Disney, especially Star Wars. Christine also enjoys coffee, food, photography, mechanical keyboards, and spending as much time with her new daughter as possible.