Monday, February 29, 2016

Playground PL300 Review: Power Bank and LED Lamp Union

Playground PL300 Review: Power Bank and LED Lamp Union
Playground PL300 Review: Power Bank and LED Lamp Union

INTRODUCTION:

Playground, one of the leading mobile accessories brand in the country, has been in the local market since 2014, they have tons of unique and innovative products, one of which is the Playground PL300, a 4200mAh power bank and a desk LED lamp in one.


UNBOXING:

Retail Package
Playground PL300 Retail Package

The retail package contains just the basics, 3 items to be exact, the unit itself, a standard USB to micro-USB cable for charging the external devices as well as the power bank, and the user manual.


HARDWARE and PERFORMANCE:

Playground PL300 Hardware
Playground PL300 Hardware

As a desk lamp, the PL300 has several moving parts, the first joint connected at the based can be extended up to 180 degrees while the other end is up to 120 degrees. On the other hand, the LED module can be rotated up to 270 degrees. It also has a touch inductive switch, that can be used not only to turn on /off the lamp, but also adjust the intensity of the light.

Meanwhile, as a power bank, its battery can be fully charged in about 6 to 8 hours using 5V 1A charger, while using 2A source will only take about 4 hours. It supports charging of Apple products like iPhone and iPod, Android phone likes Samsung, Huawei, Kata, Cherry Mobile as well as MP3, MP4 players and similar products. The 4200mAh capacity is enough to fully charge my Honor 6 Plus and still has about 10 to 30% juice left. By the way, it also has built-in protection against over-charging and short-circuit.

In terms of physical aspect, it is quite compact, feels sturdy and only weighs 194 grams, just as heavy with most 6-inch phablets like the ASUS ZenFone 2 Laser ZE601KL.


CONCLUSION:

The Playground PL300 is quite a versatile product, its folding and rotating body not to mention being lightweight makes it portable and convenient to bring. It is a good addition to your study or working desk as well as great travel companion as it provides not only emergency power to your dying gadgets, but also as an emergency light source.

Playground PL300 Specifications:

  • Dimensions: 189.2mm x 42mm x 30.2mm
  • Weight: 194 grams
  • Input: 5V 1.5A
  • Output: 5V 1A
  • Wattage: 2W
  • Color Temperature: 6000K +/- 500K
  • Working Temperature: -10C to 40C
  • Battery Capacity: 4200mAh (1400mAh x 3)
  • Price: 1,190

For more information, visit their website at http://www.playground.ph/ or Facebook page.

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