We’re seen so many portable battery packs these days and they keep coming in different size, shape and power capacity. There’s another one that’s supposed to be released locally and comes from Choiix (part of the Cooler Master group).
They sent me samples a couple of weeks ago and been using them with my portable devices everyday.
They’ve got a couple of variants — the 1500mAh entry-level and the 2700mAh travel kit.
The 2700mAh variant, which comes with the travel kit, includes a car charger and USB-to-mini-USB connectors. There are no special adaptors included so expect to only be able to use it with devices that come with the standard USB plug.
It supports the iPad, PSP, smartphones, mp3 players and other smaller electronic devices.
Have not thoroughly tested them will all of my gadgets except for the ZTE MF60 which nets me a total of 13 – 14 hours (including the internal battery).
At the beginning of the day, I plug the Powerfort into the portable WiFi, chuck them inside the laptop bag and forget about them until I get back home in the evening. Sometimes, it even has some power left to last until midnight. Now that’s my all-day walking hotspot solution.
Here are some basic specs of the portable power pack:
Power capacity: 2700mAh / 10Whrs
Input Voltage: 5V / 1A
Output Voltage: 5V / 1A
Weight: 102 g (3.6 oz)
Dimensions: 110 X 64 X 12mm
Charge time: 3-4 hours
What’s also nice about this one is that they’ve included three (3) LED bulbs at the bottom that works as a mini-flashlight.
The retail price is not yet final but they could be in the Php1.5k, Php2k and Php3k price points once they arrive (I am told they could be lower once finalized).