by Hollis Easter
Join Hollis as he puts the Powermonkey-eXplorer kit through its paces. The Powermonkey is a neat solar charger kit for backpacking uses, and it makes it possible to keep all different kinds of personal electronics juiced up through the energy of the sun–no fees, no bills, and most importantly, no hassle.
The Powermonkey-eXplorer includes interchangeable tips for lots of electronics, and also has mains (AC) power adapters for all the major international power systems. That means you can recharge its batteries at home, quickly, wherever “home” is today. When “home” is out on the range, you can use the included solar panel to recharge whenever the sun is shining.