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Belkin’s Boost Charge Plus Lets You Leave Phone Cables at Home

Keep the current flowing with this stylish power bank for when outlets are hard to find.

Belkin Boost Charge Plus power bank has 10,000mAH of power plus integrated USB-C and lightning cables for pass-through charging.

Belkin Boost Charge Plus power bank has 10,000mAH of power plus integrated USB-C and lightning cables for pass-through charging.

Photographer: Wenting Gu for Bloomberg Businessweek

All phone batteries have one thing in common: They die. Sure, Apple Inc.’s iPhone 13 Pro can last for roughly 15 hours of typical browsing, about the same as Samsung Electronic Co.’s Galaxy S22+ Ultra, according to tests by the specifications experts at PhoneArena. But at some point—usually when you’re the farthest from a wall outlet—the electrons stop ricocheting and the screen goes dark. For people on the go, a portable charger such as Belkin’s $70 Boost Charge Plus remains an essential accessory. It’s just 2.9 inches wide and less than an inch thick, and it weighs a mere 8 ounces, with enough juice to give you an extra 31 hours on your phone—plus it has a snazzy blue cover.

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