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Deal: Anker's huge PowerCore+ 26800 packs plenty of juice for $42
Amazon’s Prime Day might be right around the corner, but Anker did not want to wait until then to issue an enticing discount to its PowerCore+ 26800 portable charger.
As the name implies, the PowerCore+ 26800 is a huge 26,800 mAh external battery pack that features three USB ports. Do not be deterred by the lack of support for Qualcomm’s Quick Charge – each USB port supports Anker’s proprietary PowerIQ and VoltageBoost, so you will get the maximum output without fear of overheating, overcharging, and everything in between.
Thanks to its capacity, the PowerCore+ 26800 promises to charge your phone over six times and your tablet at least two times. The size is something you will need to contend with, though the external battery includes a travel pouch if you want to throw it in a bag.
The size also brings up the issue of charging, since it will take a long time for the PowerCore+ 26800 to get back to 100 percent when fully drained. Luckily, the external battery features two microUSB ports that folks have stated charge the PowerCore+ 26800 from empty to full in just under seven hours. In other words, this is an external battery you will want to charge overnight.
The best part about the battery is its $41.99 price tag, a great price for a battery with such capacity. This deal is not permanent – it is set to expire a few hours past midnight tomorrow morning. If you play tons of Pokemon Go or are usually found out and about, and you do not mind the size, the PowerCore+ 26800 is a solid external battery option from a reputable company.