Just recently, I got myself one of these from Datablitz
It's the officially licensed battery pack for Monster Hunter 4 called; the Promini 9000mAh Battery pack. I got it for about Php2495 (roughly $55) and I came away impressed overall with the said battery pack. Here's a small video unboxing of the battery pack itself:
If you're like me, who brings some gadgets on-the-go, like tablets, mobile phones and specially a handheld gaming console like a Nintendo 3DS, it definitely sucks when your gadget suddenly runs out of juice for you to keep on using them while you're out. And for people like us, battery packs like these are heaven send, as they give us that emergency charge when we need them the most, anytime, anywhere!
But the thing is, most battery packs available locally come from China. And not only do they look cheap, but they are prone to some very scary problems like short circuiting and in other instances, the battery suddenly bursting leaving the battery pack in flames.
I've been on the market for battery packs for quite sometime, after finding myself in alot of situations where my gadget suddenly runs out of battery. So hearing that Datablitz has imported these bad boys, I tried to read up any article regarding the said battery pack and I was surprised that it was officially licensed by Capcom no less! And so I went ahead and got myself one, and it didn't disappoint.
As far as looks go, this looks quite nice honestly. If you're a Monster Hunter fan, you definitely owe it to yourself to get one of these. Just look at the logo detailing from up-close:
Simply gorgeous! :D The fact that it's also encased in steel/titanium, this looks very sleek and would definitely turn some geek heads, specially those who are into the Monster Hunter series. The battery pack itself isn't that big, but it definitely feels solidly built. Here's some pictures for size reference:
When it comes to performance, it definitely is bang for your buck. With a whopping 9000mAh of battery packed in, it can charge your tablet for 2 full charges, which is good. Speaking of charging your device twice, another awesome feature of this battery pack, is that there's 2 separate USB output slots for you to charge your device simultaneously!
This is perfect specially when you have 2 different gadgets that are both low in battery and you want to charge them at the same time! Here's my Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 and my Cherry Mobile Titan phone being charged at the same time:
I got alot of questions in groups when they learned I have this Battery Pack, as to how to charge the unit itself. And so, I decided to make a step-by-step illustrated tutorial on how to do so.
Also, if you happen to have one of Apple's USB chargers like this one:
You can use that to directly plug the battery pack on to an electrical outlet and charge it from there. It's been tested to be working for me. Hopefully the guide was of help to others.
The only downside to this, is that the package doesn't come with its own USB charger for the Nintendo 3DS! I mean it's just ironic that for an officially licensed battery pack to play Monster Hunter 4 on the 3DS, it doesn't have the cable needed to charge the 3DS itself! D: So I went ahead and scouted for a USB charger for my 3DS, and I found one in SM Bicutan:
Got it for on sale for only Php200! :D
The great thing about this USB charger, is that it not only works with the 3DS/3DSXL, but with DSi/DSi XL as well as the PSP 2000/3000 and the Gameboy Micro.
And just to show you guys that it does work with the 3DS XL, here's a picture of it being charged with my Monster Hunter 4 Battery pack:
Anyway, there you have it! In my opinion, despite the price, I would have to say it's very much worth every penny. The fact that it performs well and it is very solidly built, you could be assured that you've invested on something that won't easily break. Add that it also looks really sleek and nice, its a definite must buy for me.
You can get one at Datablitz, for only Php2,495 with a discount for cash purchases. Get one while supplies last, as my contact in DataBlitz mentioned they won't be restocking these again, making them highly collectable! :D