Last week, Mimoco released portable power from a galaxy far, far away… Star Wars MimoPowerTubes! The first 4 offered are C-3PO, Stromtrooper, Luke Skywalker’s Lightsaber and Darth Vader.
First, let’s start with a quick look at the package, like all the new items it has the Disney logo added to it and has the “Rebels” colors, which has become the new standard lately, even if the items are not from Rebels. You won’t want to keep these in the package though, as they are made to be used and from our tests this weekend, they work GREAT, but more on that later!
The great thing about these is that they are a universal backup battery that comes with adapter tips for MicroUSB, Apple Lightning and 30 pin devices. They will work on most devices with 5V input that draw a charge from USB, such as smart phones, MP3 players, cameras, GPS, handheld gaming systems and more. We tested them on the iPhone 4, 4S, 5S, Amazon Kindle, Ipad 2 and MicroUSB on a Mophie and they worked great on all of those devices. The handy bag keeps all the adapters, charger and USB cables together and makes it convenient for travel.
They are very simple to set up, inside the package is all you need and the unit itself charges via a MicroUSB. It took about 3 hours for a full charge. You will see the light inside go from red to green/blue when it’s ready to go. The box states you can get 1.5x a charge from each full tube.
I was able to charge my Ipad2 from 30% to 100% and then my Iphone from 45% to 100% and still had some juice left. After a second full charge I let my daughter’s Ipad mini get down to 10% and it got it up to 100% and still had enough to fully charge my wife’s Iphone 4s and get her Kindle about 20% more before it ran out, so they work as advertised and then some!
These are worth it for the convenience alone, for $29.99 you toss this in your backpack, purse, briefcase or pocket and no matter what device goes low, you just grab the adapter you need, plug it in and go. Add in how cool they look and it’s a win win for any Star Wars fan!
We want to give a big thanks to the team at Mimoco for sending these samples over for us to review!