There are so many opportunities to charge our devices so they’re always ready when we need them. Hotels, cars, airplanes, airports, restaurants, and bars have electric outlets or USB ports where our electronics can get juiced on the go. In some cases, people have become so used to plugging into public ports, that I’ve seen instances where they’ll just leave their phone behind when charging and wander around the airport, trusting that it’ll be there when they get back.
Years ago, when outlets were a little harder to come by, I used to bring a portable charger on my travels to ensure I had an option to charge my devices when they got low. I’ve become lazy in recent years, trusting that there would always be an option. But it’s time for me to update my travel kit, and that now includes the Zendure SuperMini 20W.
The 10000m/Ah capacity power bank weighs 6.3 ounces and is about the size of a credit card (3.11 inches by 2.2 inches), though it’s about 1.02 inches deep—so that’s quite a bit thicker than the credit card you’re carrying around. Regardless, it’s small enough to tuck in your pocket. Its USB-C Power Delivery (PD) port can charge most handheld devices quickly (and its USB-A port can handle any non-USB-C device). The USB-C battery features pass-through charging, which lets you charge the battery while you’re charging another device.
It supports almost all smartphones, iPhone, iPad, Samsung Galaxy, Huawei, Switch, smartwatches, and other devices. Note that it comes with a 50 cm USB-C to USB-C cable, and a lightning cable is not included. It takes about 3 hours to be fully recharged, which is about 45 percent faster than a traditional 5V/2A recharge (which would take about 5.5 hours).
The SuperMini 20W comes in a variety of colors: white, silver, pink, red, purple, green, blue horizon (pictured), and black. It lists for $47.99 on Amazon.