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10 great battery pack gifts for your friend whose phone always dies

Welcome to the TechCrunch 2017 Gift Guide! We are looking at a lot of really cool things here at TechCrunch, so we thought we should put this experience to good use and help you make your holiday shopping fast. You can find all our gift guides here.

After putting our favorite drum packs in different gift guides over the years, we decided to do the best this year and make a gift guide just for the battery packs. I consider myself a battery enthusiast, so I decided to put myself in the spot and expose some of my favorites.

While I would say the two best brands in terms of reliability and price Anker and Aukey, we have been trying to get a variety of products with different special features and size / capacity configurations.

Remember that the easiest way to judge the battery (in addition to price and reliability) is its capacity – that is, the power it can handle. All these devices are measured in mAh or milliamperes. To give you an example, the new iPhone X has a capacity of 2,716 mAh, which means that a 10,000 mAh battery would be able to charge a fully drained phone a little more than 3 times.

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