I’ve been doing some research on external batteries for the MacBook having seen a HyperJuice in someone’s desk shot. There was also a thread on this about a year ago: What’s the best portable battery charger for a MacBook?
My findings so far are that it’s very important which laptop you have. A MacBook ‘New’ (USB-C) seems to have the most options, followed by a MacBook Air which has a low power requirement, the MacBook Pro 13" which has a medium power requirement and the MacBook Pro 15" which has a very high power requirement and very limited options.
I’ve found the below, have any of you used/tried them? Do you know of any alternatives? Personally I’m looking for something that works well with the MacBook Pro 15" but share anything as others may find it useful!
- HyperJuice - comes in sizes 60/100/150/222WH - requires a modification to your MacBook charger as they can’t use the patented MagSafe2 adapter.
- BatteryBox - 60 Wh - uses a custom compatible charger that works with the Air/Pro/MacBook
- ChugPlug - 65 Wh - MacBook Air and MacBook Pro 13" only, small battery capacity
- Xiaomi power bank - ~80 Wh - MacBook USB-C only