Press Release Summary:
Weighing 265 g and measuring 150 x 83 x 14 mm, minigorilla charges netbooks across spectrum of 8.4, 9.5, 10.5, 12 and 19 V. Unit can also charge mobile phones, iPods, MP3 players and hand-held games consoles via 5 V USB socket and is capable of charging smaller devices and netbooks simultaneously. Lithium Polymer rechargeable battery has energy capacity of 9,000 mAh. There are 20 interchangeable tips for variety of netbooks.
Original Press Release:
Powertraveller's Minigorilla Swings in to Handle Portable Power Needs of Netbook Users
o UK portable power manufacturer Powertraveller Ltd has just launched the minigorilla, a portable charger for netbooks that will give users up to six additional hours of extra power on their device.
o The minigorilla features multi-voltage functionality - it will charge devices across the spectrum of 8.4V, 9.5V, 10.5V (specially included for Sony Vaio users), 12V and 19V. The minigorilla will also charge smaller devices (mobiles, iPods, MP3 players and hand-held games consoles) via the 5V USB socket and is capable of charging these smaller devices and netbooks simultaneously.
o The minigorilla weighs in at 265g and measures just 150 mm x 83 mm x 14 mm. Easy-to-use one button technology allows users to simply choose which voltage their device requires. Just select the correct voltage and connect to the minigorilla with the appropriate tip.
o Included are 20 interchangeable tips for the most popular netbook brands, including Sony, Toshiba, ASUS Eee PC, Samsung and Lenovo, as well as tips for other makes of mobile phones and other hand-held gadgets.
o The minigorilla will charge the full Apple series including the Nano, iPod Classic, iPod Touch and iPhone including the new 3GS. The minigorilla will hold enough power to recharge an iPhone five times before it then needs recharging.
o Safety features include: voltage limitation protection, current limitation protection, short circuit protection, anti-discharge protection, over-charging protection and over-heat protection.
o At the heart of the minigorilla beats a high energy Lithium Polymer rechargeable battery (with total energy capacity of 9000mAh)
o To recharge the minigorilla, use the included worldwide mains charger or via the sun, using Powertraveller's solargorilla solar charger (available separately). Allow three hours to completely recharge a flat minigorilla from the mains.
o The minigorilla is also the ideal portable power solution for other devices including e-readers, handy-cams and digital cameras.
The minigorilla is Powertraveller's third portable power solution for the IT market - it joins the highly successful powergorilla laptop charger and solargorilla solar charger launched in September 2008. The minigorilla will retail at £99.95.
"Power on the go is a huge issue for any gadget lover - and netbook users are no different", says Jerry Ranger, CEO and Head of R&D at Powertraveller Ltd. "We took the latest Lithium Polymer technology from our best selling powergorilla and applied it to the minigorilla, creating a highly powerful yet lightweight portable charger for netbooks."
About Powertraveller Ltd
o Powertraveller Ltd aims to be the leading manufacturer of portable power products
o The company's portfolio of charging products won the UK's most prestigious business accolade in April 2009 - the Queen's Award for Enterprise: Innovation.
o The Queen's Award is an independent and prestigious endorsement of quality. They recognise and reward outstanding achievement by UK companies.
o Powertraveller's portfolio of products for 5V digital devices includes the powerchimp, the powermonkey-classic, the powermonkey-eXplorer, the solarmonkey inc. solarnut and the motormonkey.