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!



Travel Gear: Belkin Mini Surge Protector Dual USB Charger

This travel surge protector is a must have item for long airport layovers or for anyone that travels with a lot of gadgets. You can even pay it forward by sharing your electricity with other travelers. Seriously, every time I use this in the terminal it’s a smile maker! The only downside is the size and weight. It is not exactly “mini”, but it’s enormous utility combined with it’s small size makes it a great piece of travel gear. Check out the product details and a link to order below:

Product Features

  • 360-degree rotating plug with 4 locking position
  • Provides complete surge protection through all outlets
  • Offers compact, lightweight, efficient design
  • Features mini-USB cable to charge virtually any USB device including BlackBerry® and Motorola® RAZR phones
  • Comes with Lifetime Product and $75,000 Connected Equipment Warranties

Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Belkin
  • Model: BZ103050-TVL
  • Item Height: 2.25 inches
  • Item Length: 7.25 inches
  • Item Width: 5 inches
  • Item Weight: 0.65 pounds

Belkin Mini Surge Protector Dual USB Charger [Affiliate Link]

Let us know if you use this product and what you think about it in the comments!