Frequent travelers know the importance of multi-outlet power banks. I have been caught in many situations where being without power caused me to miss flights or important conference calls. I am a fan of myCharge products, and when I discovered the myCharge HubPlus 6700mAh portable charger, I was excited to try out its latest redesign. It has an integrated cable for Apple devices and a micro-USB cable plus a new USB port. Even better it is smaller than its predecessor.
On long flights, or conversely, short layovers, it helps to be able to plug in multiple devices at once even if I only find one outlet. Another major perk is that I don’t have to search around my bag for an endless stream of charging cables. I can leave phone and tablet cables in their case to use later (or even keep them at home) since this portable charger has its own cables. Now, I just carry a computer charger because this device has its own built-in wall prongs so it doesn’t even need its own charger. It can even charge devices while plugged into the wall and charging itself.
This device is capable of rapidly charging devices and maintains the same top battery life for at least one year. One concern I had is that overseas security personnel may constantly remove it from my bag for an inspection, but that has only happened one time in a small airport in China.
This charger works with Apple products, the Samsung S8, and Google Pixel among other smartphones. It automatically turns on when you plug something into it, which is helpful if you are in a hurry. It is small enough to carry in your hand and does not get incredibly hot like other similar charges do. Anything that helps me streamline my carry-on luggage is a winner in my book. The myCharge HubPlus 6700mAh portable charger retails for $80 online and is light and small enough to fit into a briefcase, purse, or backpack for convenient travel.