The folks from Noontec Philippines gave me this new portable battery pack — a 4,000mAh PowerMe Polo. They’re the same guys who offered us the media player for review and actually gave it away to one of our readers.
The battery pack is fairly small for its power capacity of 4,000mAh; it’s about the size of a credit card and the thickness of an HTC smartphone. With a power rating of 4,000mAh, I’m looking at 2 to 2.5x the full charge of a typical Android smartphone — that should be enough for you to last a day of very heavy internet use or 3 to 4 days of regular use.
The pack contains several adapter tips for various phones, including the iPhone. What’s lacking is a wall socket adapter for recharging the battery so your only option is to plug it to your PC or laptop (which might take some time to fully charge). Also, with the the included tips, I was expecting some kind of pouch or casing included with it.
The Noontec PowerMe Polo 4000mAh portable battery retails for Php3,499
Php2,999 which gives it a power-to-peso rating of 1.33mAh/peso. Not bad at all.
Disclosure: The distributor of Noontec gave me this unit for free. I’m also thinking of featuring this specific item on YugaDeals for a much lower price.