One Powerful Monkey

This little gadget is bound to come in handy when you need it most.

There’s nothing more irritating than your cellphone battery dying. And it always happens when you’re in the middle of an important conversation, or when your car breaks down in the middle of nowhere or at 3am after a night out when you need to phone a taxi. No matter what it is – the death of your camera battery while you’re about to take the best photo of your life, your iPod dying during your favourite song, or your GPS failing halfway through a roadtrip across the country – it’s in these moments you wish you had a portable charger.

The Powermonkey is an emergency power charger designed to help you through those moments. It’s an essential travel companion that provides portable power for your gadgets when you need it most.

The small device fits into your clutch or handbag and lasts about 10 times longer than normal batteries. Each Powermonkey comes with a tip pack with connectors for your iPod, most Sony Ericsson’s, Blackberry’s, Samsung’s, Siemens’, Motorola’s Nokia’s and mini Nokia’s, as well as a tip for a USB charging cable, micro, mini and female USBs, PSPs and digital cameras.

The maximum reserve power available on the Powermonkey classic equals about 1 600 pictures for digital cameras, 96 hours for your phone and 40 hours for your iPod. Let’s face it, that’s way longer than what normal chargers offer. Just remember, the Powermonkey classic needs to be charged once in a while too…

The Powermonkey retails at R499 and comes in five funky high-gloss colours: black, silver, purple, blue and pink. Visit to find a stockist near you.