Gear to Go: RazorMax
By Everett Potter
Now that we’re all seemingly tethered 24-7 to one device or another, we need to make sure that we’re charged up and ready to go. If you never leave home, that’s not a problem. But if you travel — a lot or even a little — you know that charging your phone or tablet or laptop can become a major preoccupation and take charge (so to speak) of your life.
Sure, you can join the intrepid travelers in any airport hunting for an elusive outlet but these days, there’s every chance that someone has beat you to it. Leaving you to contort yourself by an outlet next to a taco stand or cleaner’s cart to grab whatever juice you can. A few forward thinking airports have charging stations, but the emphasis is on “few.”
Of course, that’s just the airport, mind you – not a glorious moment during your bike trip along the coast of California, a morning in a village in Sweden or dawn as seen from a tent in Newfoundland. Even if you don’t want to talk or text your new best friend in Brooklyn, you probably still want to take a few pictures.
So invest in a myCharge RazorMax. This small rechargeable 6000mAh battery is made from anodized aluminum and it provides an extra 27 hours talk time for your smartphone. Even my most loquacious friends will take some time to drain that down.
The RazorMax has two USB ports so you can charge two devices at once. It works with your laptop, your phone, your tablet – the only hard part is deciding which two need a boost. Use it for iPhone® 5s, 5c, 5, 4s, 4 and 3, as well as most Samsung, LG, Nokia and Blackberry models, and most USB-enabled devices such as tablets, e-readers or GPS devices.
Size-wise, we’re talking 4.4 in x 2.6 in x 0.5 in inches. It weighs 0.38 lbs.
In terms of power, the RazoMax has a 2.4A output, which the manufacturer translates as “great for charging tablets and other power thirsty devices.”
Thirsty devices indeed. The myCharge RazorMax retails for $69.99