Normally a lot of people would scoff at getting a made in China product, nevertheless I’ve been eyeing on the Mi Power-bank for a while. While it was originally meant for the China market, they’ve recently started selling their stocks to limited countries in South-East Asia.
At 10,400mAh, it is extremely powerful – that’s about twice the capacity of my older power-bank, and when fully charged, has enough juice to charge my phone for about 3 times. The best part is, that it costs only 14 SGD. That’s about 8 euro! I cannot think of anywhere else where you could get this much power at this price. Too bad that it’s not distributed to the rest of the world.
From what I’ve heard, it’s not that easy to get one. It’s usually sold online once a month at about 5 000 or 10 000 units at a time, and they are always sold out in 5 minutes.
Which was why I was really enthralled when my friend Renhao managed to snag some and has very kindly given Cart and I, one each, a as a gift. Thank you so much! 🙂
I won’t go too much into the technical details of it as there are plentiful of reviews of them online but at first glance, I think that it’s totally gorgeous and I’m completely enamoured.
Opening the cardboard box, I was impressed at the simplistic beauty of the packaging inside. There is an opaque box with the power-bank and cable fitting perfectly inside. And that’s it. I really like that it was not overly packaged, so there’s hardly any wastage at all.
I don’t know if it’s that impressive for you, but to me I appreciate how everything fits in their own Zen. The whole packaging looks as if a lot of thought was given in the design process.
The power-bank itself looks extremely sophisticated – with the sleek aluminium finish and the white decals at the edge. Touching and holding it, it does not feel nor look cheap.
It’s significantly heavier compared to my old power-bank. I have yet to use it though as I’ve started to charge it in the morning at about 9.30 am. At 4.30 pm, it still needed another 25% more to go and I saw that it was finally fully charged when I reached back home in the late evening.
Despite that long charge, it’ll be able to complete charge my phone about 3 times. It’ll be useful when I’m using battery intensive aps and I can’t wait to try it out 🙂
With two power-banks under my belt, I am now an unstoppable mobile warrior!
4 Replies to “Mi Powerbank – First impressions”
I need one of these power bank!!!
Cart and I were lucky that we have a friend who bought it for us and happened to be vacationing in Rome. It’s not easy for a lot of people to get, even my brother in Singapore had a hard time trying to buy one for himself.
whatch out for FAKE ones. the original is just sold by their website. all others are fake.
(mini usb must have WHITE plastic visible, black one is fake)
Don’t worry about it, the one I got was bought from the website directly 🙂
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