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Decent price for a handy item!

Use code 'orange10' for the final price of £9.20

Play.com: £17.99
Amazon : £12.99

This is part of the £8 for 8 items offer!

Product Description
Revolutionise the way you charge your portable devices with the Powertraveller Powermonkey Classic. It's so handy, perfect for camping where no plug sockets are available to charge your mobile devices. The Powermonkey Classic will easily become your new best friend! Small yet bursting with power, leave in your bag or car and it will be ready to give you the power you need when you need it most.
provides power for your portable devices
compact design
mains charger
travel pouch
Nokia and Mini Nokia adapter
Samsung G600 adapter
Sony Ericsson wide connector
iPod/iPhone adapter
LG Chocolate adapter
Sony PSP connector
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#1
If you order 2, then the postage becomes free so 2 units work out £14.40
#2
Hot price! I read somewhere that these were no good for charging smartphones, anyone tried?

Edited By: stu83 on Jan 14, 2011 19:05
#3
Ah it's the powerchimp that's no good for smartphones, looks like the monkey is fine!
#4
It looks like this doesn't have micro usb connector though which limits it's use on many newer phones :(
#5
My original grey power monkey has a USB socket connector into which you can plug a standard micro or mini USB charge cable. Not sure about this black one.
#6
From Play.com:

Tips included: Nokia & Mini Nokia, Micro USB, Samsung, LG, Sony-Ericsson, Mini USB, Female USB, iPod/iPhone tip, Sony PSP, Nintendo DSi and a USB retractable cable.


http://images.play.com/banners/content/9159324TIPS.jpg
#7
BestBuy confirms that a Micro USB adapter is included:

What’s in the box

1 x Powermonkey-classic unit
1 x Universal mains charger inc. interchangeable heads for UK, Europe, Australia and USA
1 x Travel pouch
Tips included: Nokia & Mini Nokia, Micro USB, Samsung G600, LG Chocolate, Sony-Ericsson wide connector, Mini USB, Female USB charging tip, iPod/iPhone tip, DC 4.0 for Sony PSP, USB retractable cable


Link
#8
In that case it looks hot!
#9
what is it this? AA batteries or a nimh or nicad non removable?
banned#10
Is it a rechargeable unit? If so how many mAh?
#11
taken a punt and ordered a couple. should be useful... (just pray it comes with a mini USB adapter!)
#12
Bit worrying...

# Nokia and Mini Nokia adapter
# Samsung G600 adapter
# Sony Ericsson wide connector
# iPod/iPhone adapter
# LG Chocolate adapter
# Sony PSP connector
#13
The powermonkey-classic incorporates a lithium-Ion battery which can recharge your mobile phone fully up to three times before you'll need to recharge the powermonkey unit.

http://www.mobilefun.co.uk/powertraveller-powermonkey-classic-portable-power-device-silver-p23687.htm

Specifications:

* Capacity: 2200mAh
* Input Interface: DC3.5 x 1.1
* Input Voltage: 5v 500mAh
* Output Interface: DC3.5 x 1.1
* Output Voltage: 4.5~5.5v
* Output Max Current: 1.2A
* Weight 70g
* Dimensions: 88 x 39 x 37 mm
#14
there's a bunch of bad reviews in amazon though :(
#15
Just taken the plunge and ordered 2, I too hope they come with suitable connectors for an HTC Desire and an Orange San Fransisco.

Thanks to the op for posting.
#16

Review on there: "Provides less than one addition charge on my HTC Desire which is way below what i was expecting and what is implied on the webpage."

Anyone tried one of these? http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.26479
Yeah it needs batteries, but at least you can put more in when out and about.
#17
I have these and have always found them to be very useful.
Have just ordered two more which came to £14.40 with the code as postage is free or £7 70 each a steal IMHO. Normally £18 or £19 each!!!
#18
Great gadget, heat added.
banned#19
2200mah will give an iphone around 80% charge. Dont know about other phones. NOWAY will it give most phones 3 full charges.
#20
Adnan786
2200mah will give an iphone around 80% charge. Dont know about other phones. NOWAY will it give most phones 3 full charges.


will be good in an emergency.

also good for when I'm climbing Kilimanjaro. I should (signal depending) be able to contact home now... at least for a few short calls.
#21
Fedup with my iphone running out of battery half way through the day (when using gps maps and Internet) I don't think it will charge an iPhone upto 3 times but for that price I will be happy with 1 charge!
1 Like #22
Looking at it in more detail I guess this is good for iPhone user or people who have other phones without a battery you can swap, but I think I'd be getting another battery instead. Smaller and quicker to do than a recharge.
banned#23
emhaslam
Adnan786
2200mah will give an iphone around 80% charge. Dont know about other phones. NOWAY will it give most phones 3 full charges.
will be good in an emergency. also good for when I'm climbing Kilimanjaro. I should (signal depending) be able to contact home now... at least for a few short calls.

Depending on what phone you have, there may be better alternatives. Esp if you have an iphone. Also, as an emergency, i dont know how effective it will prove to be, i.e if one charges it and leave it in the car for emergencies and doesnt need to use it until some time later, they may find that over the period the charger has lost most of its charge thus rendering it useless. Its all subjective, my previous message was just to make people aware not to think much of there claims of upto 3 full cycles of charge.
#24
lhawk
Fedup with my iphone running out of battery half way through the day (when using gps maps and Internet) I don't think it will charge an iPhone upto 3 times but for that price I will be happy with 1 charge!

Just looked iphones have a battery of around 1400mah if these are 2200mah then you'll get a charge and a bit baring in mind these came out 3 years ago its likely you would get 3 or so charges of a lower priced charger tempted to get a few for festivals
#25
Would this be suitable for an orange San fransisco?
#26
I bought one of these just before Christmas for nearly twice the price from MyMemory (http://www.mymemory.co.uk/Portable-Power/Power-Traveller/Power-Traveller-PowerMonkey-Portable-Charger), I have a HTC Desire HD, the only way I could charge it was with USB cable from my phone and then using the USB connection, bit annoying, I managed to charge the phone from 10% to just past 60%. Big let down, wouldn't recommend.
#27
bboy71
Would this be suitable for an orange San fransisco?


Depending on whether it comes with a micro USB tip, yes. As HenrysCat says, you will get 1.5 charges out of this. I have the solar version already, so can use this for extra storage (if it ever gets sunny enough).
#28
stanno
bboy71
Would this be suitable for an orange San fransisco?


Depending on whether it comes with a micro USB tip, yes. As HenrysCat says, you will get 1.5 charges out of this. I have the solar version already, so can use this for extra storage (if it ever gets sunny enough).

I have 2 x mini USB to micro USB adapters which I bought on eBay for pennies. Took an age to arrive, but are very useful. Also means all of those mini chargers and cables don't have to be replaced.
#29
I've taken a punt and bought one. Heat added...thanks Op!
#30
I've taken a punt and bought one. Heat added...thanks Op!
#31
For all those who keep asking it does come with a micro USB adapter (just received three monkeys from Orange) and have successfully charged my San Francisco.

I also think that you can use the power tips directly with the mains charger (meant to recharge the monkey) into your gadegets as it deliverys a USB voltage.
banned#32
HenrysCat
lhawk
Fedup with my iphone running out of battery half way through the day (when using gps maps and Internet) I don't think it will charge an iPhone upto 3 times but for that price I will be happy with 1 charge!
Just looked iphones have a battery of around 1400mah if these are 2200mah then you'll get a charge and a bit baring in mind these came out 3 years ago its likely you would get 3 or so charges of a lower priced charger tempted to get a few for festivals


You would think so. Based on maths, thats the conclusion you would derive, but the reality is allot more bleak. Buy it, try it and if it gives you even a full charge ill be very suprised. Do let me know how you get along.
#33
These are cake and cheap as chips to make yourself, all you need is a battery holder (I have both 6 and 8 x AA holders) and then a 7805 5v regulator, You will obviously also need a USB socket but a lot of people like me will have these kicking about in their pc bits and bobs box.

Then just chuck some decent hybrid batteries in and your ready to charge anything thats USB chargeable.

All parts can be bought on ebay dirt cheap!

Edited By: Leftfield_2k2 on Jan 15, 2011 23:51: more info
#34
That_Bloke
It looks like this doesn't have micro usb connector though which limits it's use on many newer phones :(
I got one from amazon for xmas, not used it properly yet, but mine didn't come with a micro USB connector, it did however come with a USB A Socket and a mini USB connector and I have a mini to micro converter which is what I carry with it.
I'm rather tempted to buy another one at that price, but I can't justify it to myself as I've not really had much use out the one I got for xmas yet.
#35
adamuk82
I bought one of these just before Christmas for nearly twice the price from MyMemory (http://www.mymemory.co.uk/Portable-Power/Power-Traveller/Power-Traveller-PowerMonkey-Portable-Charger), I have a HTC Desire HD, the only way I could charge it was with USB cable from my phone and then using the USB connection, bit annoying, I managed to charge the phone from 10% to just past 60%. Big let down, wouldn't recommend.


I bought a Veho Pebble for my HTC Desire.
5000mAh battery
Easily charges the Desire 3 times

Ok it costs more (around £30), but it does the job well. I'd highly recommend it

Edited By: gizmouk on Jan 16, 2011 00:10
#36

Yes, this is fine. Note that the device (the charger) runs hot when in use. It seems to dump the entire charge from 2 AA batteries into the phone (or whatever) very quickly indeed. The advantage with a charger that takes replacable batteries is that, for longer flights or multiple devices, you can carry extra AA batteries around.

Edited By: simonspeakeasy on Jan 16, 2011 00:12
#37
simonspeakeasy

Yes, this is fine. Note that the device (the charger) runs hot when in use. It seems to dump the entire charge from 2 AA batteries into the phone (or whatever) very quickly indeed. The advantage with a charger that takes replacable batteries is that, for longer flights or multiple devices, you can carry extra AA batteries around.
I bought something very similar to that from poundland, while I'm sure it would work, after having a quick look at it I decided against plugging anything of value into it as it's no different from cutting a USB lead and directly connecting it to 2 AA batteries then plugging it into your expensive gadget.
#38
I've had the powermonkey explorer for a couple years and find it's brilliant.

Loads of adapters including iPhone /iPod, mini USB, nokia etc

Charged my iPod video from flat on the solar in two hours in Africa last year.

I know this doesn't come with the solar but it's a super bit of kit.
#39
HenrysCat
lhawk
Fedup with my iphone running out of battery half way through the day (when using gps maps and Internet) I don't think it will charge an iPhone upto 3 times but for that price I will be happy with 1 charge!


Just looked iphones have a battery of around 1400mah if these are 2200mah then you'll get a charge and a bit baring in mind these came out 3 years ago its likely you would get 3 or so charges of a lower priced charger tempted to get a few for festivals

You would like to think so, but in practice will get nothing like this. I have one of the slightly earlier model (same battery capacity, but mine came without microUSB tip so I use my normal charger cable). Charging my Orange San Francisco (1250mAh IIRC) it only gets to about 60%. If you want to fully charge a modern smartphone, go for one of the ones with a 5000mAh capacity like the Veho Pebble.
#40
Thanks ordered, even a partial topup can be useful with the SF. Though the latest 2.2 firmwares have improved the battery life a huge amount.

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