Power banks are a dime a dozen, but the vast majority are just battery bricks that require an AC adapter to recharge and the various cords you need to charge your stuff. That’s why I’ve long been a fan of MyCharge’s power banks, which have not only built-in cords, but also built-in wall prongs. To recharge it, you just plug it in!
Usually you have to pay a premium for that convenience, but not today: For a limited time, and while supplies last, thewhen you clip the on-page 30%-off coupon. It originally sold for $100 and has been hanging in at $80 for a long while. This is the lowest price on record.
The HubMax comes in various configurations, including slightly smaller ones with less charging capacity. This one includes both Micro-USB and Apple Lightning cables; there’s one that has Lightning and USB-C, but it’s still selling at $90.
I’ve used one of these for years. It’s by far my favorite. I love not having to deal with a separate AC adapter and love not having two cords messing up my bag. I can charge my iPhone and headphones simultaneously, with a standard Type-A USB port on hand for anything else that might need juice.
Now, I’d be remiss if I didn’t point out a similar product, one that’s actually priced even less and does a bit more: The. It, too, has folding wall prongs for easy recharging. But it also provides Lightning, Micro-USB and USB-C cables, plus a Type-A port.
I haven’t used that one, so I can’t say whether it will prove as reliable as my MyCharge has been over time. I will say (again) that I love chargers like these, and I’m glad to see them with reasonable price tags at last.
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