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Show Report: myCharge (Updated)

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By Nick Guy

Accessories Editor, iLounge
Published: Tuesday, January 7, 2014

myCharge makes a wide range of batteries, some more general, and some aimed specifically at iOS devices. Several new product lines were introduced at CES, including Talk & Charge, Amp, and Razor, plus XTFlash, XTMax, Transit, and Rapid Recharge. The company’s themes include super-fast recharging of both their batteries and connected devices, as well as compact and handsome new form factors.

  • myCharge (Updated)

    Talk & Charge ($100) is very close to the size and shape of an iPhone 5/5c/5s. It has a 3000mAh battery, and a Lightning cable, but doesn't physically attach to the handset.

  • myCharge (Updated)

    Amp ($30-$50) comes in a variety of capacities, ranging from 2200mAh to 6000mAh. Each has a USB port for power output, and a flashlight built-in.

  • myCharge (Updated)

    Coming in 3000mAh or 6000mAh, Razor ($60-$80) is a very thin pack. It's made for charging not only iPhones, but iPads as well, with its USB port and a self-provided cable.

  • myCharge (Updated)

    XTFlash ($80) is the rare flashlight and battery that makes complete sense to us -- a Maglite-quality, 100-Lumens flashlight with a 6000mAh battery pack. Three colors are available, and they look great.

  • myCharge (Updated)

    XTMax ($60-$80) is a combination 3000 or 6000mAh battery pack with a wall charger. Splash resistant and ruggedized, it's a USB-only alternative to previously-released options from myCharge.

  • myCharge (Updated)

    Transit and TransitPlus ($60-$80) are 2600-3000mAh batteries with car and wall chargers built in -- you can carry one item that's guaranteed to power your device no matter where you are.

  • myCharge (Updated)

    Rapid Recharge and Rapid Recharge Max (4000-8000mAh, $100-$120) are two handsome-looking battery packs with wall plugs built in; both refuel quickly, and the higher-end version has twin USB ports.

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