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The Anker MagGo 622 battery pack is my iPhone’s new full-time travel companion.
There’s nothing worse than low battery anxiety — that point where your phone goes below 20% battery life, and you have no idea when you’ll be seeing a charger in the next few hours, be it because you’re on a plane, a train or just out and about. That’s why a supplementary battery is a must. 
For iPhone owners, there are plenty of choices, but it’s the Anker MagGo 622 that I’ve grown to appreciate over the past few weeks. The black version is currently $40 for Prime Day — a nice 20% discount from the usual $50 price, or a whopping 43% off the list price.
Previously, I had — and liked — the similar 321 model. Like Apple’s similar MagSafe Battery Pack, the MagGo 321 magnetically attaches and powers recent iPhones that are MagSafe-equipped (that’s most models since 2020’s iPhone 12). However, that Anker only cost me $22 at the time, while you’d pay close to $100 for the Apple model. And it gave my iPhone another full charging cycle, while still being slim enough to fit in my pocket without any annoying connecting cords or cables. 
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But the MagGo 622 adds a fold-down kickstand. That’s a key feature when I’m traveling — plop it on the tray table of a plane or a train, and you can enjoy video on your phone in landscape or portrait mode. Have a nearby power outlet? The 622 has passthrough charging via its USB-C connector. 
Now, a few notes and caveats: 
But those are all basically quibbles. If I’m spending the day traveling — or just walking around — the Anker MagGo 622 is clipped onto my iPhone, ready for action.

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