Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Travel Essentials–Don’t Leave Home Without your Power Monkey–the Perfect Portable Charger


Power MonkeyI have written about this baby before, but it was a while back and I thought you might need to be reminded.  I never leave home without my Power Monkey, to go abroad or just for a day in London.  And while smartphones use up battery faster and faster (as we use them more and more and for different applications) the Power Monkey just becomes a total essential. 

Going out for dinner last night I found my Blackberry Torch was running low and as I’d changed bags my Power Monkey was in the wrong place.  I sobbed in frustration.  Well not quite but you know what I mean.  What do you do without your phone for goodness sake?  Talk to people in real time? 

If you don’t have one of these order yours quick.  You’ll find the latest version here at Firebox and the cheapest option of thepower monkey 2 original addition at Amazon.  The Power Monkey doesn’t just charge your mobile device, it will charge your Nano, camera, PSP and loads of other small devices, and it comes with a changeable plug so you can use it all over the world.  Genius. 

And by the way, for all the techno-phobes out there this is a seriously easy gadget to use.  Just keep the charger in one place and keep yours charging when you’re at home.  Then un plug to take it with you.  When I’m travelling or going to town I keep mine in an unused power monkey purplesunglasses case in my bag to make sure it can’t get knocked and turned on accidentally.  And if you happen to lose one of the appliance heads just visit Power Traveller and you can replace them for a small amount.

Now you have no excuse ever to say you’ve run out of battery and so can’t talk.  Are you listening to me?  And by the way, expect to have to buy more than one or yours will be pinched by your kids.  Each and every one of them.  And I know these things.

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