Hey gang, Valkor here. And we’re back with round two with myCharge and their latest power banks. Previously, we took on the beast of a battery pack that is the RazorExtreme PD, which scored well in Val-Cave testing. This round, we’re looking at a pack that may be the best all-around battery pack you’ll ever need! Check it out; it’s the HubMax!
Having a power bank with built-in wall prongs isn’t anything new here at TOV as we’ve covered Ventev products such as the Powercell 6000+ and even the myCharge Summit 3000 got in on the action. But the HubMax fits right in with today’s technology; on the outset the back of the power bank has the wall prongs to charge the pack, on the side you get two cables-one Type C and one Lightning cable, above the cable is your power button and indicator lights, and finally, at the bottom you have a USB port in case you have a different device, such as one that uses microUSB. But you can use that port for just about any device as you can charge up to three devices at any given time.
To test out the HubMax, I pitted it against the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 and the iPhone 6 (my work phone). I also tossed my Nintendo Switch at it, but not as a threesome, just for some singular action. And it works well with the console. I didn’t use it in overall testing. But I think for future reviews, I’ll add it to the mix. But back to the smartphones; I started with the Note 9 at 12% and after one hour it got a nice boost up to 64%. Now with the iPhone 6, that was completely drained. I’m talking zero percent! And after an hour, it went up to 60%. I wasn’t expecting that high of a number coming from zero, but I’m not going to hate on it. I just want to point out that this was not charging of the two smartphones together, just one by one. Also, your speeds may vary depending on your device. And now, on with the TOV Breakdown!
As much as I enjoyed working with the RazorExtreme PD, I gotta give it up to the HubMax for being an all-around awesome power bank. First up, while it’s not as sleek as the RazorMax, it’s still compact enough that it fits just right in the palm of my hands, making it so I can carry both the power bank and phone while walking around or holding on to both during my commute. But what’s key about the HubMax is that it has fast charging. I can set down both phone and pack, with my phone on the low and come back with more than enough of a charge to take me home. It also charges well even with heavy use; Three years in and I’m still playing Pokemon Go. And with the HubMax, if my phone is low, I can continue playing without missing a beat. Finally, with the included cables, you won’t have to carry any additional cables as the pack has all that you’ll need. In the end, with the HubMax, you get a sweet compact design, fast charging, and the perfect power bank to use on your day to day.
I got a kick out of both the RazorExtreme and the HubMax, but if I had to choose one, it would be the HubMax all day. It sports a nicely compact design, and it’s perfect for all your charging needs, no matter where you are or how many devices you have on hand (limit up to three). I highly recommend picking this one up either for yourself or giving one to a friend! So, out of TOV 5 stars, I’m giving myCharge HubMax a perfect 5.