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The myCharge RazorMax 6000mAh portable charger

April 6, 2015 Comments off

myCharge Razor Max RZ60G-ARazor Max RZ60G-A Portable Charger
myCharge
$69.99

I’ve reviewed so many portable chargers that sometimes I feel like saying no to the next pitch for one, but the myCharge Razor Max RZ60G-A 6000mAh portable charger (RZ60G-A) caught my eye. It caught my eye because it has not one but two USB ports for charging and it’s extremely thin. In fact, it’s just a little larger, heavier, and thicker than my iPhone 5.

The RZ60G-A is made of anodized aluminum that’s rugged and lightweight. Its dimensions are a diminutive 4.4 in x 2.6 in x 0.5 in and 0.38 pounds (6 ounces), which is perfect to stash into a purse, back pocket, any pocket, tote, or in your car. After seeing and using this charger, my days of lugging around brick sized chargers is over. It’s so small and lightweight that I actually I thought that I hadn’t brought it along in my camera bag on a recent video shoot.

Charging iPhone and iPadIt powered my iPad 4 and my iPhone 5 simultaneously all day long without issue. I never ran out of power for them. When I returned home, I plugged it in and I still showed two lights, which means that I only used about 50 percent of its capacity. 6000mAh is a lot of power. The charger’s two built-in USB ports deliver a combined 2.4A output–enough for a lot of charging.

Notable Features:

  • Smart-sense: ensures complete device compatibility
  • Max-power: maximum power transfer from powerbank to device
  • Power-stay: maintains battery power for up to 1 year
  • High-density battery: the smallest and lightest powerbank
  • Safe-cell: provides the highest level of battery safety
  • Pass Through Charging: will charge the powerbank and connected device simultaneously

Why it’s Frugal: The RZ60G-A charger is frugal because it’s small, but it packs a huge amount of power. 6000mAh is enough to power multiple devices (up to two at a time) for at least an entire day. For $69.99, it’s a little pricey, but it delivers exactly as advertised.

The RZ60G-A’s capacity is 22.2Wh, with input at 5VDC and 0.7A to 2.1A, and output at 5VDC and 2.4A maximum.

RZ60G-A Portable ChargerOne interesting feature of the charger is that you can simply shake it to make the LEDs light up to tell you how much power you have left. Clever. That feature was an unexpected surprise for me. The RZ60G-A comes with its own mini USB charging cable and a Quick Start Guide. The unit comes with a one year limed warranty and is fully charged when you receive it.

In all, the Razor Max RZ60G-A Portable Charger delivers a powerful punch of on demand power where ever you take it and for any device that you can plug into a USB connector/charger.

Rating: 8.5/10

Recommendation: Buy it for all your charging needs. It’s portable and powerful.

GIV Mobile Announces New $20 Plan with 150 MB of Data

November 21, 2014 Comments off

GIVmobile(CHICAGO) – The consumer conscious, no-contract wireless service GIV Mobile is now offering a new $20/month unlimited talk and text plan and rewarding those who encourage others to “answer the call” by launching their new Refer-A-Friend program. GIV Mobile is reinventing what users can expect from their no-contract phone service by offering an all-time low cost plan at $20 a month that includes unlimited talk and text as well as 150 MB of data, perfect for customers who want the amenities of unlimited plans but don’t require a lot of data.

Just in time for the holidays, GIV Mobile has launched their new Refer-A-Friend program that rewards GIV Mobile customers who are spreading the word by giving them one month of complimentary service that they currently use. GIV Mobile helps others give back by donating 8% of every customers’ monthly plan amount to select charities such as The Humane Society of the United States, Kids in Need Foundation and American Forests. Under their new “Refer-A-Friend” program, GIV Mobile users are encouraged to share with others how they can “answer the call” this holiday season.

“GIV Mobile wants to not only reward loyal customers who care about giving back, but also encourage them to share how they are helping the world with their friends and family,” says Omar Aqel, Co-founder of GIV Mobile. “With the recent launch of our new plans starting at $20 that can help charities such as the Conservation Fund, Alzheimer’s Association, DonorsChoose.org and more, we have affordable options that can appeal to nearly anyone.”

GIV Mobile utilizes the blazing fast 4G network of T-Mobile USA, Inc., now including LTE, allowing users to have fast and reliable connections from nearly anywhere in the U.S. Their five Unlimited Everything plans include:

  • $20/month Unlimited Talk and Text – talk, text, and International text and 150 MB of 3G/4G data
  • $25/month Unlimited Everything – talk, text, MMS, International text and web(Unlimited 2G speeds)
  • $35/month Unlimited Everything – talk, text, MMS, International text and web (first 500 MB up to 4G LTE speeds).
  • $45/month Unlimited Everything– talk, text, MMS, International text and web (first 2GB up to 4G LTE speeds).
  • $65/month Unlimited Everything– talk, text, MMS, International text and web (first 4GB up to 4G LTE speeds).

For more information about the Refer-A-Friend program, please visithttps://www.givmobile.com/refer-a-friend.

About GIV Mobile
GIV Mobile is the first consumer conscious, no-contract service dedicated to giving 8% of a customer’s monthly plan amount (starting at $20/month) to a non-profit charity of the customer’s choice. Utilizing the 4G LTE network of T-Mobile USA, Inc. GIV Mobile’s five affordable “Unlimited” no-contract plans allow users to have fast and reliable connections from nearly anywhere in the U.S.  Along with providing a great mobile service, GIV Mobile collaborates with extraordinary charities to create a community that is dedicated to giving back. GIV Mobile’s wireless service is exclusively available atwww.givmobile.com.

AVANTEK USB Car Chargers (Review)

October 6, 2014 Comments off

Avantek USB Car Charger Line-upAVANTEK USB Car Chargers
Claybox Limited
$9.99 to $16.99 Amazon

Do you dread long road trips because either you have to turn off your devices to save battery life or you have to buy those really cheap (not well made) USB charger things in service stations or convenience stores only to toss them into the trash after a single use or two. And you can only charge one or two (if you’re lucky) devices at a time. Frustrating, isn’t it? Well, for just about the same price as dime store charging gadgets, you can have a real multi-device charging station for your long trips.

Seriously. For $16.99, you can charge up to five devices at once (upper left device in picture). It’s the one that I take with me on road trips. My wife, daughter, and I are able to charge our three iPhones and my daughter’s iPad all at once. Try that with a convenience store charger.

AVANTEK S35 7.8A / 39W Output 5-Port Intelligent USB Car Charger

The other chargers shown have two USB connectors plus three cigarette lighter-style socket charger ports. These units are socket port multipliers. With them, you can charge or power a variety of gadgets, tools, and appliances. You aren’t limited to USB.

My sons chose the socketed chargers for themselves because they have a variety of “thingies” that they want to power. I don’t know what “thingies” are and I don’t want to ask. I feel better not knowing all the details. But whatever those details are, they’ll have plenty of power available to them.

AVANTEK R31 3-Socket Cigarette Lighter Power Adapter DC Outlet

Why it’s Frugal: AVANTEK power products are frugal because they save you both time and money. They save you time by allowing you to charge multiple devices in your car and they save you money because you don’t have to buy multiple chargers nor do you have to re-buy chargers because the ones you bought were cheap pieces of garbage. Frugal and useful. You just can’t beat that combination.

Surprisingly, I don’t have even one bad or slightly negative thing to say about these products. They do what they say they’ll do and they do it inexpensively. The manufacturing quality is very high, the designs are good, and they work. It’s hard to find fault with a product that is so well thought-out, so useful, and so frugal all in one package.

AVANTEK R33 3-Socket Cigarette Lighter Power Adapter DC Outlet What more can I say than to tell you that my wife and my two college student sons love these? I can tell you that I love them too. Honestly, every vehicle you own should have at least one of these devices available because these days we depend so much on our personal technology that you can’t do without power.

Rating: 10/10

Recommendation: A must-have for every vehicle and every member of your family. These would make great gifts.

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