Tuesday, 23 August 2011 18:17

powermonkey-eXtreme provides portable power


Keeping your gadgets charged can be an issue when you're off the beaten track. powermonkey-eXtreme is a rugged portable power source with its own solar charger.

Powertraveller's powermonkey-eXtreme is a 9000mAh Li-Po battery with a mains charger plus a solar panel that can recharge the battery in 15 hours in ideal conditions. It's also rechargeable from a USB power source, and an LCD panel shows the charge level.


The device has two outputs. One is suitable for most USB devices, while the other delivers up to 2.1A for the iPad and other tablets. A full charge is said to be sufficient to recharge an iPhone up to six times or a normal mobile up to 12 times. The powermonkey-eXtreme shuts itself off once the attached device is fully charged.

Other features include waterproofing (up to 30 minutes at 1 metre), the ability to retain 75% of the charge after one year in storage, nine power adaptor tips, and a travel pouch.

The powermonkey-eXtreme is available in black, grey, blue, yellow or red, and costs $219. It is distributed by Simms International.

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Stephen Withers is one of Australia¹s most experienced IT journalists, having begun his career in the days of 8-bit 'microcomputers'. He covers the gamut from gadgets to enterprise systems. In previous lives he has been an academic, a systems programmer, an IT support manager, and an online services manager. Stephen holds an honours degree in Management Sciences and a PhD in Industrial and Business Studies.

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