After that much-hype Xiaomi Mi Powerbank sale over at Lazada the other day, we managed to purchase a unit which arrived today. Unfortunately, the 10,000mAh variant was sold out in under a minute and we only managed to get the 5400mAh at Php450.
For a Php450 powerbank, we didn’t expect much from the Xiaomi Mi Powerbank. However, after receiving the package from Lazada this morning, we were thoroughly impressed at the build quality and craftsmanship Xiaomi has put on this little device.
The design is simple and elegant, reminds us of the old iPod Nano from many years ago. If it wasn’t for that small Mi logo, you’d expect it was Apple that created this powerbank. The attention to detail, the premium feel and monochromatic touches give it that perception.
The size is just right, not too heavy and very pocketable. Came with a short charging cable but we wish they also included a cloth pouch so the aluminum case won’t get exposed and scratched easily.
The Mi Powerbank has one microUSB port for input charging (2A) and a regular USB port for output charging (1.5A) with 4 LED indicators to show battery status.
At Php450 (plus Php55 shipping), we’re not surprised why it was sold out very quickly during the Lazada sale.