Sunday, August 11, 2013

Hardware Review: MyCharge Hub 6000




Mycharge.com calls this ““Swiss Army Knife of portable power devices,” and trademark issues aside they have it right on the money.  Starting off with this is a 6000mAh Lithium Ion battery providing up to 27 hours of talk time.  A battery pack is simply a battery pack, expect when it’s a Hub charger.


This device has a retractable micro-usb and an Apple compatible Lightning connector to charge most modern devices out there as well as a standard USB port to use older devices such as 30-pin or mini-usb cables.  I’m disappointed the 30-pin wasn’t included but I understand Apple has discontinued that style.  All three charging ports (usb, Lightning, Micro) can be used at once allowing you to charge three devices simultaneously.  To charge the pack a retractable AC plug comes out and can plug into a wall and when not in use its well-hidden to prevent snagging.


Aesthetically this device is a beauty and matches Apple’s design style with silver metallic base and white plastic edging (ok black would have been better) and with smooth edges it should easily fit in most backpacks, briefcases and carry ones.


With the right connectors, the power and the style of this battery pack modern road warriors will be able to go all day long without skipping a beat


Pros:  Power, connectors
Cons:  No 30-pin connector

Five out of Five Dogcows

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