Month: April 2013

With Aquastrap, feel free to splash your Powermonkey Extreme

Powertraveller sent me an Aquastrap. An Aquastrap is designed to keep your Powermonkey Extreme water/dust tight to a standard called “IP65”. It allows you to charge a device with the Powermonkey Extreme splashed. Sahara enthusiasts and wild water rafters: this is one item you’ll enjoy! IP stands for Ingress Protection Rating (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IP_Code). IP65 means the device will be dust tight, so you can use the Powermonkey Extreme (review here) on a beach or in the Sahara, for example. On the water front, it means you can use the Powermonkey Extreme in circumstances where water is projected on the unit at considerable force. The result is that you can use the Powermonkey Extreme in wet environments, like on a river or river bank, or at the beach. The Aquastrap isn’t a complicated device, though. It’s basically a thick rubber band with two bright yellow cable clips. It’s the cable clips that do the trick. The entire thing is conceived in such a way that it sits tightly alongside the edge of your Powermonkey Extreme battery. The Aquastrap …