Right when the screaming baby behind you begins to act up or the noisy seatmate on his cell phone, you reach for your earbuds and find them with a low battery. That problem is no longer with the MyCharge PowerGear Sound Wireless Earbud Charging Case. This clever case has a USB port inside so that your wireless Bluetooth ear buds are always charging when they are inside the case.
Later, you can plug in the case’s battery to keep it powered up, but in my experience, the case’s power can last for months without needing to be plugged in again. The cord that comes with the case is really short, but it is similar to ones you might use for your cell phone so you can swap it out if needed.
It is compatible with various types of headphones like Beats by Dr. Dre Powerbeats 2, Powerbeats 3, and standard wireless Bluetooth earbuds. There’s an interior plastic tray that can taken out to store larger headphones if needed. I appreciated that the case is not too rigid, and it can easily be stuffed into a briefcase or messenger bag although it is not something you can stuff into an outer pocket or conveniently carry around while jogging, for example. It has a protective shell that means you don’t need to worry about headphones breaking when squeezed into an overstuffed bag. The case is also extremely lightweight, which is another plus for those traveling with only a carry-on bag.
It retails for $40 on the MyCharge website and is a great gift for frequent travelers or those that spend a lot of time plugged into their headphones.