myCharge Amplus Portable Charger Review

Okay, we know how vital battery charging packs are to the power user. When no outlet is in sight to juice our ever growing collection of gadgets and devices, battery charging packs are the sure fire way to get us going while on the road. In general, most of them are pretty bulky things, and in most cases, they’re larger than our smartphones. However, the myCharge Amplus is a miniscule thing that not only provides us with additional juice, but it’s also super compact and inconspicuous.

Style isn’t a strong point for this portable battery pack, seeing that it’s a cookie cutter rectangular shaped thing that bleeds conventionality. Due to its plastic casing, accented by textured rubbery sides, the entire thing barely has any weight to it. Add in the fact that it’s also quite compact in comparison to other battery charging packs, it means that it’s something that can be easily stowed away in our pockets – taking up very few precious space.

On the underside of the charger, we have its power/charging button, 4 LEDs that indicate its charged status, and another physical button that turns on the unit’s LED flashlight. Meanwhile, the left surface is home to its microUSB port and LED flashlight – while on the opposite side, we just have its 1.0A output USB port. Although it’s not quite a total bummer, you’ll need to use the included microUSB cable to charge the myCharge Amplus, which means that it needs to be on you if you intend to charge it.

Stuffed with a 3000 mAh battery, we’re able to easily charge a completely drained HTC One M8 back to 100%. The leftover charge in the unit, of course, is mainly used to top off the device. Indeed, it’s a nice addition when you’re in a predicament, but the LED flashlight isn’t necessarily regarded as a deal breaker to us. Attached with a $39.99 retail cost, the myCharge Amplus is a tad bit pricey considering that similarly priced chargers offer higher capacity batteries – giving us more flexibility in charging several devices.


  • Compact size makes it easy for travel


  • Battery capacity is small, so it's good for one charge normally
  • Pricey considering the small battery size inside

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1. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Because filling the planet with millions of portable chargers is so much better than making a phone with a removable battery.

2. wkm001

Posts: 145; Member since: Feb 04, 2014

I recently purchased a RavPower unit that has a 3000 mAh battery, a SD card slot, and a wifi hotspot. Hotspot is for streaming or grabbing files from the SD card. Only $45

3. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

For just reading data from an SD card, you could have bought an SD card reader for your phone for $6-10. Uses less battery and is faster. This one is $10:

4. rallyguy

Posts: 620; Member since: Mar 13, 2012

$40 for a 3000mAh battery?

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