Hands On: Proporta Universal Emergency Charger Travel Kit

 

By Posted 24 Mar 2009, 16:51

Those nice people at Proporta were kind enough to send us one of their Universal Emergency Charger Travel Kits. This handy gadget easily fits in to your pocket, so you have peace of mind if you need to keep your devices charged up fully.

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Upon receiving the charger I was amazed at how nice the design of the box was, it is made from a clear polypropylene. The cover also has a translucent image of a map, meaning that it can be taken all over the world, hence universal in the name.

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When we unpacked the Proporta Universal Emergency Charger Travel Kit, we were amazed to see a huge range of different connectors. There is a USB to 3mm converter, which then connects to a number of connectors that will charge devices such as iPod, iPhone, Nokia, Micro USB, Samsung, Sony Ericsson and Sony PSP.

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Also in the box is the Porporta charger itself cigarette lighter charger with 2 x USB connectors, and mains charger for US, EU and UK. The mains charger has a universal interface; the plug section is interchangeable, allowing you to choose the US, EU and UK plug. Changing this is easy, just press down on a small button underneath.

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The design of the charger itself is like a stumpy version of a white iPod, which offers a modern style rather than some of the other boring plain black designs on the market. To the top left of the Porporta charger is a charge meter, by pressing the button it will indicate how much charge is left in the charger.

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We deiced to test the device on a number of devices, the first was an Apple iPhone, the second was my wife’s Samsung G600, and the third device was a Nintendo DS Lite. Set up of all three devices was easy, just a simple task of choosing the correct connections.

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Make certain that you fully charge the Proporta Universal Emergency Charger Travel Kit first. The charger was already charged to about 50% to 75% but I thought I would charge it to 100%. All these devices were similar in how much power that demanded from the charger, I was able to get almost three full charges for the iPhone and Samsung G600, the DS Lite was about two charges.

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The charger certainly is a handy gadget to have on you, great for going on holiday with, when spending all day at the beach you certainly need your iPod fully charged. The check the charge button is not a feature that works perfectly, but that is the only bad thing that I can say about.

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So how about the price, well that is also a good thing as well, the charger will only set you back £39.95. For more information, please visit: www.proporta.com

Features Include:

  • Charge anywhere; recharge anything – standard USB input and output
  • Comes with a retractable cable, which is compatible with the following inter-changeable connector heads: 1 x Nokia Slim, 1 x Sony Ericsson, 1 x iPod, 1 x USB to Mini USB, 1 x Micro USB, 1 x Samsung, 1 x PSP
  • Impressive 2500mAh storage (recharge your devices and gadgets several times)
  • Includes World AC Power and Car Power Supply (with USB)
  • Power indicator LED shows when you are low on juice
  • Powerful 5v, 800mA output (enough for even the most power-hungry mobile devices)

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