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[Review] myCharge Hub 6000 mAh Power Bank

One of the gems I received at CES while visiting the great folks at myCharge was their Hub 6000 mAh Power Bank. Note that this has also been listed simply as the 6000 Power Bank, as it’s called in the instruction manual. No matter what you call it though, the myCharge Hub 6000 mAh Power Bank is an external battery unlike any other.

What You Get

The myCharge Hub 6000 mAh Power Bank has a clean look. Everything is contained in a small rubber-accented, smooth plastic, and lightweight package without any ports or cables exposed. Its dimensions (per Amazon) are 2.5 x 1.1 x 4.5 inches and it weighs 9.3 oz. Mine came with pull-string bag, an instruction manual and a quick start guide (retail versions may be slightly different).

It has a nifty bag
Contents
It's big enough for Colossus
Fully closed

It Transforms

As mentioned earlier, there’s no ports or cables exposed. Quickly though, you’ll notice that you can start pry away the rubber port protectors and cables to reveal what makes this external battery unique. You’ll find a fold-out outlet prong for wall charging, a micro USB Cable (0.5-1A output depending on load), a Lightning Cable (1A output), and a USB port (2.1A output). This can charge on all three ports simultaneously giving a combined 27 extra hours of talk time at a maximum output of 3.6 amps. You can click the power indicator button to see how much power is left in the battery: Green is 71-100%, Yellow is 41-70%, Red is 11-40%, and Flashing red is 0-10%. Note that the cables are short, but are very flexible, so you can charge a single devices and hold the battery right underneath it all in one hand easily.

Prongs exposed
Prongs with micro-USB & Lightning cables
micro-USB & Lightning cables and power indicator
USB port
Charging

Performance

The myCharge Hub 6000 mAh Power Bank had an output while charging my One near 1A constantly. It actually charges faster than the wall does; in a charge vs time graph, the myCharge has a steeper slope (meaning it’s charging more in a shorter time) than plugging into a wall charger. This can been shown below, highlighted by my crude blue effects:

myCharge-6000-9-BMW

First slope is myCharge, second is wall charger

 

Final Thoughts

Pros:

  • $78
  • 6,000 mAh capacity, high grade Lithium ion battery (no cheaposshere)
  • Fast charging
  • No cables required (unless you have a tablet) for charging devices or the unit itself
  • Very light

Cons:

  • Wider shape doesn’t fit so well in a pocket as other external batteries do
  • $78 may be more than anyone is willing to spend on an external battery

The myCharge Hub 6000 mAh Power Bank is my go-to external battery at the moment. I bring it with me wherever I go (or it’s always in my car). I’ve used countless external batteries in the past and I must say that this is probably one of, if not the favorite of mine. If you’re interested in getting a myCharge Hub 6000 mAh Power Bank, check it out below:

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