One of the major problems of most smartphones today is the battery life. It would be a miracle if my HTC Desire HD will last for a day or two without charging but of course, that wouldn’t be possible especially for a busy guy like me. So if you own a thirsty smartphone like mine, I suggest you use a portable charger that you can easily bring anywhere so you can power-up your phone anytime you need it.
Last week, peeps from Milk gave me Milktube Light so I can test it and share my experience with my readers. Milktube, by the way, is Milk’s newest product dedicated to enhance the using experience of smartphone. After using it for a week, I can now say that it is one of my must-have-to-bring every time I leave the house.
Milktube Light – Portable charger for your gadgets
I’m sure most of you are not yet familiar with Milktube that is because it only became available locally last November and the distributors are just starting to introduce it to the public.
Milktube, just like the other portable chargers I’ve seen, is very small in size but has the capacity to offer extra 80-100% more juice depending on your phone’s battery capacity.
Milktube has a capacity of 2300mAh and offers faster charging compare to computer output. It also uses a magnetic plug – Macbook Air style! Based on my personal experience with Milktube, it takes about 1 1/2 hours to fully charge it and it gives my HTC Desire HD an extra 80% more juice.
Milktube – Universal Charging
What’s great about Milktube is that it comes with multiple connectors to fit different devices including Apple, Samsung, Motorola/HTC(Mini USB), Blackberry/Sony Ericsson/Nokia(Micro USB), PSP, NDS, USB female, USB male. It works even on iPhone and iPad devices.
NOTE: Since it’s using its own cable and connectors, you must take care of it and keep it in a safe place because you can not buy separate cable/connectors once you misplace it. Good thing, the package comes with a necklace pouch so you can carry it safely.
Milktube – Light Indicator
Another great feature of Milktube is the light indicator to help you identify the status of your battery.
Red – less than 20%
Yellow or Blue – 30-80%
Green – 80-100%
Milktube – LED Light
One of the unique features of Milktube is its ultra-bright LED light. You can use it up to 8 hours, non-stop! It’s a bit awkward though to turn on the LED light since most of us are used to twisting the flashlight, but this one, you need to hold the button at the bottom for a few seconds to light it up.
* There’s also another version of Milktube which doesn’t have a LED light.
Milktube Light – Specifications
- Battery size: 113.5mm(L)X 23mm(Ø)
- Battery weight: 90g
- Capacity: 2300mAh
- Cell type: Li-ion
- Input: 5V DC 1A(Max)
- Output : 5V DC 1A(Max)
- Connectors: Apple, Samsung, Motorola/HTC(Mini USB), Blackberry/Sony Ericsson/Nokia(Micro USB), PSP, NDS, USB female, USB male
- Colors: Black, Silver, Purple, Blue, Red, Green
* Milktube specs is the same as the one with Light but only shorter and lighter at 88mm(L)X 23mm(Ø) and only weighs 75g.
Milktube – Where to buy
I’m not really sure if Milktube is already available in local stores but if you have any questions regarding it, you may contact the exclusive distributor at ces[@]webshoph.com. The SRP for the Milktube Light is Php 2,699 and only Php 1,999 for the Milktube w/o Light.
* Thanks to Ms. Cecilia for the Milktube Light!