In this gadget review we look at the mPowerpad 2 Plus. Power pads are handy devices for trekkers, campers and urbanites that face regular power outages.
When it comes to everyday use, you can’t find a more versatile solar charger than mPowerpad 2. Besides providing power via two USB ports, it is also equipped with useful functions like reading light, flashlight, SOS signal, radio and ultrasonic insect repellant. Think of it as a Swiss army knife of sorts – ready and easy to use, right out of the box.
mPowerpad 2 captures solar energy faster than most other solar chargers out there thanks to a highly efficient 5.4W grade A solar panel which – when combined with an electrical design and built-in software – is capable of maximising current flow to the batteries. Its fast charging speed even extends to devices – once plugged in, mPowerpad 2 charges them as quickly as from a wall outlet.
mPowerpad 2 packs plenty of power in a lithium polymer battery with a capacity that is expandable from 3300 mAh to 11600 mAh – enough to charge a smartphone up to 7 times. What’s more, the extra charging power comes without compromising on portability. This is achieved through the innovative use of a removable pocket battery pack called mPowerpack.
mPowerpad 2 taps on the clean, safe and sustainable energy of the sun to provide portable power to urban and remote users. Not only is solar energy environmentally friendly and readily available, it puts instant power close at hand, even when you are far off the grid.
Charges: Smartphones (iPhone, Samsung and others) 4-5 times Tablets (iPad, Samsung and others) 50-100% Plus iPods/MP3/MP4, USB cameras, e-readers, GPS, PSP/handheld game consoles, Bluetooth speakers and more.