HubMax from myCharge: One of the Best Portable Battery Packs for Travel

 One of the Best Portable Battery Packs for Travel

I'm a big fan of chargers with integrated Lightning cables and also microUSB, which is why I'm an even bigger fan of myCharge and its Hub line of chargers. Not only do the company's chargers have integrated charging cables but they also have built-in A/C wall prongs. That means one less thing to worry about leaving behind. I travel with the HubMax ($129.99) so I have plenty of power (9000mAh) to charge my iPhone, iPad, and microUSB devices such as my iPad keyboard.

 One of the Best Portable Battery Packs for Travel

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The Hub line is available in assorted sizes, both physical and battery sizes, to meet almost everyone's needs. If you want a version that also has a USB port, the HubUltra USB ports or with integrated cables. This way you can charge your Apple Watch or other device, by providing your own charging cable. The myCharge products come pre-charged, which is a nice touch if you're traveling and find you need some extra power.

 One of the Best Portable Battery Packs for Travel

Pros

  • Built-in A/C wall prongs
  • Built-in Lightning and microUSB cables
  • Comes pre-charged
  • Hefty aluminum construction
  • Variety of sizes available

Cons

  • Does not have a USB port
  • Expensive

Final Verdict

The Hub line is well-built, with an Apple-like aluminum exterior. They're not cheap, but that goes for the build quality as well.

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Todd Bernhard

Todd Bernhard is a bestselling (6+ million downloads) award-winning (AARP, About.com, BestAppEver.com, Digital Hollywood, and Verizon) developer and founder of NoTie.NET, an app developer specializing in Talking Ringtone apps including AutoRingtone. And his profile photo is of the last known sighting of Mr. Bernhard wearing a tie, circa 2007!

An iPhone is almost always attached to his hip or in his pocket, but over the years, Mr. Bernhard has owned an Apple Newton, a Motorola Marco, an HP 95LX, a Compaq iPaq, a Palm Treo, and a Nokia e62. In addition to writing for iPhone Life, Mr. Bernhard has written for its sister publications, PocketPC Magazine and The HP Palmtop Paper.