Travel Gear: myCharge Summit 3000 Rechargeable Power Bank


Have you ever wished that you had a battery backup for your phone? After losing power at home on a number of occasions last winter due to snowstorms, I decided to invest in a rechargeable battery that I could use for my cell phone.

I selected the myCharge Summit 3000 because I liked the integrated cables, fold down AC adapter, and USB charging capability. It’s also small enough at 4.9 x 3 x 0.8 inches that I can travel with it when needed. This is a versatile product and reasonably priced at around $40.00.


  • Up to 13 hours talk time
  • Built-in Apple® 30-pin and Micro-USB cables
  • 1 built-in USB port
  • Charge up to 3 devices at once
  • Built-in USB charging cable
  • Wall prongs for ultra-fast recharging
  • Battery level indicator
  • Tone and voice notifications


  • Battery: 3000mAh Lithium Polymer
  • USB Input: 5VDC, 1.8A
  • Apple 30-pin Output: 5VDC, 2.1A
  • Micro-USB Output: 5VDC, 1.0A
  • USB Output: 5VDC, 1.0A
  • Wall Charger: 100-240VAC


Do you travel with backup battery power? Do you have a favorite travel gadget? Let us know in the comments!