Review: Panasonic Mobile Backup Power 2700mAh

When I first saw the Panasonic Mobile Backup Power, the design reminds me of the Sanyo Eneloop Mobile Booster that I had. It feels weird that Panasonic will release something that looks almost the same as another company’s product. Then I discovered something. Panasonic had acquired Sanyo a couple of years ago. So the Panasonic Mobile Backup Power is actually the next version of the Eneloop Mobile Booster.

I got my hands on the Panasonic Mobile Backup Power 2700mAh to try out. As the name suggest, the Mobile Backup Power has 2700mAh. That’s enough for 1 full charge on your mobile phone (and maybe a little bit more to spare). And it is not just for mobile phones. Any device that uses USB for charging can be use on the Panasonic Mobile Backup Power. Things like your Bluetooth headset, MP3 player, MIFI etc etc.

The Panasonic Mobile Backup Power 2700mAh is pretty small and lightweight. 39 x 70 x 22 mm and weighs just 78 grams. It has only 1 USB out port. It’s very easy to use. Just plug in your device using your device’s USB cable, press the power on button and it starts charging. A indicator light tells you approximately how much power is left. Green means 100% to 60%, Orange means 60% to 30% while Red means less than 30%. Oh, and no light mean 0% lah. It is much easier to tell the battery level now compared to the Sanyo Eneloop Mobile Booster.

Recharging the Panasonic Mobile Backup Power is easy. I like the fact that it is using a MicroUSB charging port for recharging. This means that you can use your smartphone charger (unless you are using iPhone) to recharge your Panasonic Mobile Backup Power. It takes around 3 1/2 hours to fully recharge the Panasonic Mobile Backup Power 2700mAh. You can also use USB connected to your computer to charge but that will take 7 hours.

The Panasonic Mobile Backup Power is a great upgrade from the Sanyo Eneloop Mobile Booster. It fixes all the shortcoming of the Sanyo Eneloop Mobile Booster while retaining its strength.


PS: The retail package does not include USB cables. The short USB cable in the picture belongs to me.

If you are like me and carry lots of devices around, 2700mAh will most likely not be enough for you. Well, you’ll be glad to know that there is a 5400mAh version. It has 2 USB output ports, weighs 142 grams and is 62 x 70 x 22mm. This should be enough to charge your mobile phone up to 2 times with some to spare.

The Panasonic Mobile Backup Power 5400mAh is retailing at $89.90 while the Panasonic Mobile Backup Power 2700mAh is retailing at S$49.90.

8 Responses to 'Review: Panasonic Mobile Backup Power 2700mAh'

  1. Lester Chan says:

    I think it includes the USB cable. Here is my http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8421/7788364662_dbe1017639_z.jpg
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  2. WiG says:

    This is Panasonic branded version of Sanyo eneloop mobile booster 2nd version that was updated and released in Japan in mid-2011. It has the same micro-usb charger and multi-color lights indicator.
    http://panasonic.net/energy/eneloop/jp/lineup/mobilebooster/

  3. Syed Noor says:

    Hey guys,

    I’m looking for one that has its USB cable attached to the main unit rather than 2 separate pieces. Something like the Buffalo ministation hardisk.

    Do happen to know of any? The only possible way I could think of to use a rubber band to tie the cable to unit together; which will look horrendous! :) Haha..

  4. dk says:

    Lester: Oops! You are right! Haha. Didn’t see it.

  5. dk says:

    Syed Noor: Personally, I prefer this type of battery pack where the cable is detachable. Cables are usually the first thing to break. If it is detachable, you can easily replace it. :)

  6. Magali Asano says:

    Every single person that owns such a smart phone will need an iphone USB cable. Contrary to popular belief, this is necessary besides the regular dock station that you use. Most stations are only usable for charging the batter of the iphone and you will want to have a device that allows you to connect the phone to a USB plug. A universal dock that also includes a cable connect option is great but there are not many on the market. Most people will end up using USB cables. The problem is that there are too many options to not feel a little overwhelmed. :

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  7. Madhu says:

    Very good power back up for my smart phone very tiny and easy to carry.

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