Review: MyCharge RazorPlus 3000mAh Portable Power Bank

While flashy extra features generally don’t hurt, they’re certainly not always necessary. MyCharge’s latest battery pack is RazorPlus ($60), a 3000mAh backup power device, and it doesn’t include a flashlight or any of the other bells and whistles battery makers have been packing in lately. Instead, it’s stripped down to the bare essentials: one input port, one output port, and a few lights to show how much battery is left, activated by shaking.

Review: MyCharge RazorPlus 3000mAh Portable Power Bank

Packed inside an aluminum housing, RazorPlus is pretty slim at only 0.32” thick, and about the same width as an iPhone 5 or 5s, but a little bit shorter. The size and shape make it easy to travel with, either in a pocket or in a bag. It draws power from a micro-USB port, paired with an included cable, and can put out up to 1 Amp of power. This makes it best suited for iPhones and iPods.

 

Review: MyCharge RazorPlus 3000mAh Portable Power Bank

Review: MyCharge RazorPlus 3000mAh Portable Power Bank

Even though iPads won’t charge at their maximum speed when connected to this battery, we tested it with a fully drained iPad mini because of its capacity. Our previous tests of other batteries have shown that a 3000mAh cell should deliver a little over 45% in this scenario. RazorPlus outdid that, providing just shy of 47% before running dry. On an iPhone, that’d translate to a full charge and a half.

 

Review: MyCharge RazorPlus 3000mAh Portable Power Bank

As a simple, effective solution, RazorPlus is a good product, and therefore earns a B rating. For the same somewhat aggressive price, one can choose Fluxmob’s Bolt, which has the same capacity and the added benefit of built-in wall prongs. But for those seeking simplicity, MyCharge’s battery offers that, plus solid performance. We’re looking forward to upcoming versions that support full-speed tablet charging.

Table of Contents

Our Rating

B
Recommended

Company and Price

Company: MyCharge

Website: www.mycharge.com

Model: RazorPlus

Price: $60

Compatible: All iPads, iPhones, iPods

Latest News