I had the opportunity to test out Lifecard by PlusUs and I was not disappointed. It’s small enough to fit into the tiniest pocket or bag, and while it doesn’t offer a full charge, you can certainly top off your iPhone’s battery any time or place.
The Lifecard measures just 3.5 inches by 0.2 inch by 2.1 inches and weighs 1.8 ounces, just about the size of a stack of three credit cards. It is tiny, easily pocketable and might even fit into a wallet if you have a roomy one. It contains its own miniature Lightning cable, so there is no need to carry a separate cable with you in order to use this.
This is a 1,500 mAH battery, which is not enough for a full iPhone charge. If you want a full battery charge or multiple charge-ups, then look elsewhere. PlusUs claims that the Lifecard will charge an iPhone 5s up to 80 percent, an iPhone 6 up to 65 percent, or an iPhone 6 Plus up to 40 percent. I tested this on my iPhone 6s, and was able to get exactly 60 percent of a charge under ideal conditions. When I say ideal conditions, I mean I tested a freshly charged Lifecard. I would not necessarily expect the same amount of charge if it had been sitting around for weeks or months before I used it.
It is definitely a lot of money to spend for an incomplete charge. But it does come very close to its claimed charging ability, and I’ve never seen a smaller charger anywhere. You have to weigh whether the portability outweighs the price and lower power for you.
This is probably not the only portable charger you’ll ever need, since it does not charge an iPhone 100 percent, but it is the most easily portable. It’s not cheap, but if portability is your highest priority, then this is one to check out. Lifecard is available on Amazon in silver for $59.95 or copper for $64.95.