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MiLi Power Master Portable Battery Pack Review

Nowadays, a portable battery pack or also known as a power bank, is part of a gadgeteers arsenal. When looking for one, you have to think of the physical size and the power capacity it can give you.

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The MiLi Power Master gives you a good balance of size and capacity. It measures only 6.8mm thin but grants you 2000mAh of power on a single charge. It’s the thinnest mobile power so far in its capacity.

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Just like other MiLi power banks, the Power Master is so simple to use. Out of the box, you’ll get the Power Master, a multipurpose USB cable and a 30-pin connecting tip for your old iPhones and iPods.

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This credit-card like power bank is pretty bare. All you need to know on how to use this is on one end. There’s the microUSB port, the 3-LED battery indicator lights, and a button to toggle the indicator lights.

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Just like other power banks, charging this is done by connecting it to a USB port or a USB power adapter. Use the microUSB to USB cable to do so. Charging takes about over 4 hours before you’ll get the full 3 lights on.

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Now to charge your smartphone, use the same cable but flip the USB tip to reveal a microUSB tip. Cool huh? Now you have a microUSB to microUSB cable which is what most smartphones require. You can also attach the 30-pin Apple connector tip onto the cable to charge your old iPhone and iPods. A full charge of the Power Master can give bring back your typical smartphone to 100% with a few more juice left.

Now here’s a problem I see here. Because it has a microUSB port instead of a USB port, you cannot charge your iPhone 5 or new iPods that use a Lightning cable unless your have a microUSB Lightning Cable with you. This limits the capability of the MiLi Power Master as you can only charge microUSB and 30-pin Apple devices.

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However, if you’re looking for a really slim and compact power bank that you can easily bring with you anywhere, and your devices are mainly microUSB-powered, the MiLi Power Master would make a nice choice. It retails for Php1,890 and is available in your favorite Apple Reseller store, Astrovision, and Rustan’s.

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