Usage & Testing
Using the Lifecard is pretty much just like any other portable charger. You are going to want to make sure it is fully charged first. When you plug it in to charge the indication LEDs will light up to tell you how full the battery is. These LED’s will also turn on when you are charging up a device. There is no way to really turn them off or on.
Now the Lifecard does come with a small USB to microUSB cable. This not only can be used to charge the Lifecard up but to charge your mobile device as well if it uses microUSB connection for charging. Now if you are like me and own an iPhone you are stuck having to carry an extra Lightning cable around. So the super-portability of this device sort of goes of the door a little bit.
I used my iPhone 5s to test charging using the Lifecard. The iPhone 5s has a 1560mAh battery so I am able to fully charge my iPhone 5s from it being completely dead to 100% and have some juice left to spare. My battery was at 40% and I charged it back up to 100%, this took 1 hour and 26 minutes. Sot it would take roughly 2 hours to fully charge an iPhone 5s from 0% up to 100%.
The Lifecard also doubles as a card holder / money clip. The included silicone elastic bands allow you to store credit cards, business cards, room keys, money and more. It works quite simply really.
Now if you don’t want to go the card holder / money clip option the Lifecard is also small enough to fit inside your wallet. This means you will never forget it, you just have to make sure you bring the charging cable for your device as well.