Power banks are a dime a dozen, but most of them are boring black bricks missing one feature or another. The latest from iOttie, however, not only does all the things, but also looks nice doing them. Still, $50 struck me as a little pricey, so I asked the company to give Cheapskate readers a deal. Which it did: For a limited time, you can get the iOttie iON Wireless Go 10,000-mAh power bank for $34.95 with promo code iongo.
See it at iOttie
I love the design of this. Rounded and compact, it resembles a fabric-wrapped flask. That wrapping (available in Ash or Ruby) lends it the feel of an accoutrement, not a piece of tech.
The Wireless Go offers three modes of charging: Qi wireless (lay your phone or earbuds case on top), Power Delivery and USB Type-A. You can use all three simultaneously if necessary.
I particularly like the embedded numerical LED display, which lights up to show remaining battery life.
This isn't the least-expensive mobile charger I've seen, but it's one of the nicest-looking and most versatile. Could make a nice or a school graduate, if you're planning ahead a bit.
THE CHEAPSKATE NEWSLETTER
All the latest deals delivered to your inbox. It's FREE!
CNET's Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on tech products and much more. For the latest deals and updates, follow the Cheapskate and . Find more great buys on the and check out our for the latest promo codes from , , and . Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our .