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What to Take When Travelling – Power Traveller | Power Monkey
Following on in this article series of what to take when travelling, I will be looking next at a product which has been essential in aiding my travels and minimising over-packing. Read on for more useful travel tips, and remember, keep coming back to see the updates to this list.
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The product I am going to be reviewing today is the Power Traveller, or Power Monkey as it’s otherwise known. The product is a charging device for all your smaller, hand-held devices, such as mobile phones, iPods or digital cameras. I love this product, and here’s why..
To begin with, it would be a good idea to look at what the Power Monkey actually does. To be honest, it is a very simple, yet extremely effective bit of kit. The Power Traveller acts as a charging unit. You charge the device from a mains socket, or from solar power, and then transfer this charge to all your smaller devices. The idea is that a single charge of the Power Monkey can then charge 3 or 4 devices before needing another charge itself. This is ideal for those out and about who don’t have access to power outlets.
I bought this device because of all the features it possesses. Not only can you charge any one of a number of hand-held devices using all the small attachments provided in the box, but no matter where you are, what country you are in, there is a plug adapter provided in the box also. This alone makes the Power Traveller an incredible product.
I must admit, I didn’t use the unit to charge my devices as I had no need to. I was never without a power socket for a long period of time. I used the device for the plug adapters, and to charge all my devices using the plug itself into the mains socket. It has been of immense value to me. Reading some reviews on Amazon for the Power Traveller | Power Monkey reveals many positive comments about the product. Many have used the device for charging and claim that the power lasts a long time, and most would agree that the device needs a higher recognition in the Amazon Marketplace.
When you travel, the chances are you take a lot of plugs and adapters for your devices. If you are travelling to multiple countries then you probably own a multi adapter, or possibly many single adapters. This all takes up room, and the weight is significantly increased with these items. With a Power Monkey you cut down on all of this. All you need is the small device itself, one plug, and all the small adapters.
For those travelling out in the wilderness, you may wish to look at the Power Monkey eXplorer, a solar powered version of the device. Although it takes a while to charge using this method, it eliminates the need for a power outlet at all, so you need never be without your phone or your music etc. The overall size and weight is slightly more due to the solar power unit, but it is nothing compared to what you used to take with you, and nothing compared to not having the use of any of your devices at all whilst travelling.
This product deserves more recognition as it is the perfect way to keep your hand-hand devices alive while on the move, and as so many people own small gadgets and devices these days, it seems all the more reason to promote a product like this. Get one now while the prices are still low.
Item two on the list of What to Take When Travelling:
Power Traveller | Power Monkey
Read more articles in this series here: What to Take When Travelling
Written by Daniel Stevens,
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