Friday, October 4, 2013

Review of- Portronics PICO Power Emergency Phone Charger


This review is for Portronics portable emergency charger for smartphones. We all know that the battery of smartphones is not very impressive, especially if we use 3G all the time. So these portable emergency chargers are a boon!

What they offer-

Built-in 900 mAh lithium polymer battery
Adds up to 3 hours talk time
LED power indicator
Built-in micro USB tip for use with all micro USB compatible phones 
Includes 900 mAh power pack, micro USB cable, user manual
The size of the product is great, its literally pocket-able. It gets full charged on attaching to a PC USB in a couple of hours & gives battery backup to a smartphone for around the same time. Its MRP is 899/- and can be available in local market for a little less, so price wise is pretty reasonable, and comes with warranty from the company too.



Pros-
1. Compact, very portable.
2. No extra wires, directly connects to your smartphone.
3. Not expensive.

Cons-
1. Cannot be used for iPhones or any other smartphone not supporting Micro USB slot.
2. Gives emergency backup of no more than 2 hours.
3. The body gets many scratches with time (as you can see in the picture).

Verdict- There is a variety of portable chargers available in the market, brands like Sony, Belkin etc are really good too. But this is not bad for its size, built quality & pricing. Wish it were available in different colours though, it would attract more female customers! ;)