MiLi’s latest battery pack for the iPhone 3G and 3Gs, the Power Skin, is black, simple and easy to use. It has an on/off switch and four LED lights to indicate its remaining charge. MiLi claims that it has 1200 mah, just 19 mAh short of the iPhone 3Gs’ battery. During my testing, with WiFi and Edge connectivity turned on, I was able to recharge my iPhone to just 75% of its available capacity. In the past we’ve tested MiLi’s other products and found some variability in the output. Keep in mind it all depends on how much your taxing your phone’s battery, but 75% seems a bit weak, especially with a claim of 1200 mAh.
Battery juice issues aside the MiLi’s battery packs form factor is relatively slender and includes a complete case that protects the back and outer edges of the phone. It’s not shockingly thin and won’t wow you over their other iteration or other battery packs on the market. Included in the box is what MiLi is calling the world’s smallest iPhone plug, the Pocketpal, and we’d have to agree.
The Mili Powerskin and Pocketpal can be bought separately for $70 and $20, or together for a special price of $80.
Amazon has the case for just $37.
- Slender and well built
- LED light show juice remaining
- On/off switch
- Only charged 3Gs 75%
- Case doesn’t protect screen