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Power Trip

Posted July 26, 2007
There are a handful of decent emergency recharging devices on the market, but the new PowerMonkey outdoes them all with its ability to refresh more than your cell phone. It comes with ten interchangeable tips that let it connect to just about any cell, along with your iPod, most rechargeable digital cameras, and even a Sony PSP. It packs 2,200 mAh of power—geekspeak for “tons more juice than a standard battery.” That means up to 96 extra hours of standby for your phone. And the coolest thing is, though you can recharge the PowerMonkey by plugging it into a wall socket, it can also grab power out of your computer’s USB port. If you’re used to traveling with a bunch of tech toys, you no longer have to pack a lot of clunky chargers. This British invention now has a U.S. version (made to work with our power outlets) that just launched a few weeks ago. It’s rolling out to retail stores this summer and fall, but you can buy it online now.

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