PowerMonkey eXplorer Charger reviews

4 customer reviews

This battery charger is a good all rounder.

£26 – £70 at 4 retailers out of 419 retailers checked

7.3 out of 10 based on 4 reviews.
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Customer reviews of PowerMonkey eXplorer Charger

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Tom, London

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
I leave it in my window with the solar adapter attached so it's always ready to go (for free!).
Has mains adapters for every country under then sun (and a few that are in perpetual dark).
Can charge from any USB socket.
Has adapters for almost any phone, or anything that charges via USB.
I can get two charges for my iPhone 3G out of one full charge of it.

It's the perfect device for wrangling power from any source to your phone.
I'm fairly sure I could jury rig it to a car battery if need be.

Perfect for the traveler who can't survive without their phone!
Bad points:
Solr charging takes ages on a cloudy day (obviously!).
Overall rating 10.0
Design 10.0
Performance 8.0
Reliability 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 25 Dec 2009

amanda, halesowen

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
charge everything everywhere
Bad points:
additional tips not sold locally ie 3ds tip
Overall rating 10.0
Design 10.0
Performance 10.0
Reliability 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 22 Jul 2011

Stephen , Barnet

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Well made. Rugged. Easy to use. Works well. Good design. Can be used with many gadgets and has enough power for high end smartphones. I'm very pleased with the device and the bad points below are only things that I think would make it even better - not so much "bad points" as things that would make it perfect!
Bad points:
At full price it's expensive. Small adaptors could get lost easily but replacement parts can be bought. Solar panel hinge is slack and despite there being screws on the hinge I couldn't tighten it. Minor point: It would be nice if the solar panel could fold up a bit neater - without the wire dangling out and if the velcro strap could wrap around it then it would be neat. When the adaptor is plugged into the phone it sticks out a fair bit, it would be nice if there was a way to make it less vulnerable to being damaged.
Overall rating 8.0
Design 8.0
Performance 9.0
Reliability 9.0
Value for money 7.0
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Confirmed purchase: 19 Apr 2011

Susan, west midlands England

Score 1.0/10
Good points:
It was well designed and would've been useful if it worked.
Bad points:
It overheated during first ever charge from the mains and the screen went black. Never had chance to find out if it charged my phone.
Overall rating 1.0
Design 7.0
Performance 1.0
Reliability 1.0
Value for money 1.0
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Confirmed purchase: 06 Aug 2011

Also known as: PT Powermonkey explorer Grey, PowerMonkey Explorer', Powermonkey Explorer -

 

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