No matter what phone you have, there will come a time when you need to make a call, search the web, take a photo, or something else, and your phone goes dead. In the past, if you were lucky you could find a charging station, but then you’re stuck there, waiting in vain for the phone to get enough juice to run. But luckily, there are new battery packs that can power up your iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android, and a bunch of other micro USB-capable products. These are portable battery packs (or extra batteries that are mobile, if you will) that can give you a lot of talk time (or whatever other capability you may need).
A new portable battery pack that is particularly worthy of note, is the myCharge Peak 6000. It might just be the pinnacle of device-savers (pun intended) with features that really distinguish it from the rest of the pack of chargers.
This device is about the size of an expanded android phone, and it’s about twice as heavy, but it’s worth the weight (in gold, pun intended) because of all it can do. For starters, the charger can be reasonably quickly charged itself via a fold-out wall plug (charges fully in about 4 hours) or through a USB attached to your computer (about 13 hours). Once charged, you can charge up to three different devices on this little powerhouse, via one of the three attached to the unit, plugs: Apple dock connector, Micro-USB connector, or a USB port with your own cable. Since I have a Blackberry and it dies at least once a day (no wonder RIM having so much trouble keeping customers), I was delighted to see that the micro-usb worked with my Blackberry Bold 9900.
Not only can you charge a couple of devices at once (if they all have different plug types) but you can get up to 27 hours of talk time (3G) on a smartphone, and 20 hours of browsing time (3G). For those who love tech talk, the batter is a 6000mAh Lithium Polymer and the USB Input is 5VDC 1.8A. The wall charger is 100-240VAC. Another interesting feature of the MyCharge is that you can opt for voice & tone notifications in four languages (English, French, Spanish and Porguguese). Be alerted when the unit is plugged in and charging, charging is completed, and battery status, and when something has been unplugged, or plugged into the charger. However, if you don’t want to be disturbed, you can disable the voice by inserting a paper clip into a pinhole button under the Apple dock connector.
Every time I go to an event, an airport, or an office, I see people literally racing to wall outlets to plug in their phone or other mobile device, hoping for a few more minutes of battery life. Those days will always be a thing of the past, if you have the Peak 6000 by MyCharge. While I originally discovered this at a House of Marley table at a Holiday Gift Preview and it would make a fabulous holiday gift idea, the charger is available now. It’s an easy decision to buy one if you love battery-sucking apps, you travel, or you just want to be sure that you’ll be able to make a phone call when you need to.
This latest MyCharge Peak 6000 launched on August first, and it has a suggested retail price of $99.99. Less powerful but still productive models run $79.99 for the 3000mAh, $59.99 for the 2000mAh, and $39.99 for the 1000mAh. You will want one! Check out everything at: www.mychargepower.com
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