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Customer Reviews for myCharge - Portable Power Bank 1200 Battery for Most Apple Devices

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myCharge - Portable Power Bank 1200 Battery for Most Apple Devices

Model: RFAM-0001
SKU: 3104291
UPC: 847843000008
Extend the battery life of your Apple device with this battery pack that features a 1200 mAh capacity for long-lasting power and a built-in kickstand for hands-free viewing.
Average Customer Rating:
2.667 out of 5
2.7
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5
(3 Reviews) 3
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33% of reviewers would recommend this product to a friend 
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Customer Reviews for myCharge - Portable Power Bank 1200 Battery for Most Apple Devices
Review 1 for myCharge - Portable Power Bank 1200 Battery for Most Apple Devices

Dont expect this to keep you going

Customer Rating
2.0 out of 5
2.0
Posted by: slvrscoobie
from NJ
on 03/27/2012
Value for Price
1.0 out of 5
1.0
Quality
2.0 out of 5
2.0
Battery Life/Charge Length
2.0 out of 5
2.0
What's great about it: small and attached to phone
What's not so great: Everything else
After about 3 weeks with this thing, Ive decided that it sucks.
I have 2 other 'battery charger' type devices, an energizer and one from Amazon. Both are larger and need a cable to plug into the phone, however, both can charge my phone 3-4 times on 1 charge.
This thing is nice, because well, it plugs directly into the phone, so you can plug it in and leave it in your coat or pants pocket.
However, now that Ive had a chance to test it - these are the results.
I charged the battery yesterday. 4 bars it read, and i plugged it into my iphone 4s which had 7% left. The iphone turned its screen on and had 37% battery left. But the charger wouldnt turn back on, it was drained entirely. Famished. Wow, that didnt save me much! maybe a few hours, hardly the expected 12+ hours i read about.
So I emailed support and asked them, maybe mine was defective.
This is what I got back:
"Thank you for your email.
Please check the suze of the iPhone battery. It is bigger then the 1200 Mah our unit has.
Thank You,
Ken"
A response that I don't understand, and not even Spell checked! My god! This is how their customer service responds to customers?!!
So I did one last test this AM to confirm the unit sucks (as according to the Ken the iphone battery is bigger.. i think...)
4 Bars - Iphone had 34% remaining
3 Bars - Iphone 35%
2 Bars - iphone 44%
1 Bar - iphone 52%
Dead and gone - 71%.
Wow - so for all my trouble of carrying this around and keeping it with me, when in need i get ~30% more battery.
Terrible - absolutely terrible.
Get a morphie or something else. This thing just sucks!
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
+3points
5out of 7found this review helpful.
Review 2 for myCharge - Portable Power Bank 1200 Battery for Most Apple Devices

Works great if used properly

Customer Rating
5.0 out of 5
5.0
Posted by: inforeader
on 02/26/2012
If you read the owners manual and CHARGE IT before trying to charge your phone, it works great. These things are not powered by magic. Read the operating instructions.
I would recommend this to a friend!
+1point
4out of 7found this review helpful.
Review 3 for myCharge - Portable Power Bank 1200 Battery for Most Apple Devices

Terrible

Customer Rating
1.0 out of 5
1.0
Posted by: stovetop
from Frederick, MD
on 12/30/2011
Value for Price
1.0 out of 5
1.0
Quality
1.0 out of 5
1.0
Battery Life/Charge Length
1.0 out of 5
1.0
Did not work with my phone at all unless it was plugged into the wall at the same time. I am not going to even exchange it for a new one when I take it back. Boooo.
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
+3points
6out of 9found this review helpful.