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PowerChimp Pocket Power Reviewed

We review the PowerChimp, which lets you charge your mobile phone or MP3 player wherever you are. Our top accessory for mobile users


What is the PowerChimp?

PowerChimp is a portable power supply for your mobile gadgets. Stick it in your pocket, briefcase or bag, and it's a handy emergency power supply for your phone or MP3 player.

We reviewed the PowerChimp in Show 32 of our podcast, FrequencyCast, and thought we'd give this top accessory its own page here. Catch our audio review.

Here's a summary of what the little chimp can do:

  • Charge your mobile, MP3 and other digital devices on the go
  • It's fully charged from a USB socket in 5 hours
  • Charge the two supplied rechargeable AA batteries and take them out to power other devices
  • Super bright integrated LED torch
  • When mobile or similar device is fully charged, Powerchimp will auto shut off after 2 minutes
  • Pulse charging technology ensuring long battery life
  • Soft touch one button technology, with auto lock when charging or recharging

Powerchimp and connectors

PowerChimp UK Availability

Powerchimp available for under £25 from:


Supplied with PowerChimp:

  • Powerchimp
  • Carry case
  • 2 x AA 1800mAh rechargeable batteries
  • USB retractable charging cable
  • Tips (see below)


  • iPod/iPhone
  • Samsung E900
  • Motorola V66
  • Mini-USB
  • Sony Ericsson
  • Female USB
  • LG Chocolate
  • Dc4 PSP
  • Nokia and Mini Nokia


Instructions on how to use the Powerchimp

  • To switch on the Powerchimp, press down the black button - The LED should flash green
  • When the LED flashes green, the Powerchimp is charging
  • LED flashing red means that the Powerchimp needs charging
  • Flashing red light means the unit needs charging



To charge the Powerchimp, plug into a USB socket. The LED is solid red when charging, flashing red means not charging,, and green when fully charges. Charging takes up to 5 hours


Listen to the FrequencyCast UK online radio show
FrequencyCast Podcast IconPODCAST FEATURE: PowerChimp Review: We got to grips with the PowerChimp in Show 32 of our podcast.
Listen to the audio show online, or download it to your MP3 player.

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