Sean Bacher

Something on the Side: Take your charge exploring

February 12th, 2015
In his latest gadget roundup, SEAN BACHER highlights the Powermonkey Explorer 2, a Dell Tablet Keyboard Mobile, the Cougar 200K Gaming Keyboard, Western Digital’s My Passport Wireless and the Razer Kraken Gaming Headset for Xbox One.
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Powermonkey Explorer 2

The Powermonkey Explorer 2 portable recharger houses a powerful, dual-core, 6000mAh lithium-ion battery, capable of recharging an iPhone 5 up to three times, a GoPro Hero3+ four times and a Garmin Edge 1000 four times.  It’s also compatible with a range of other 5V devices such as tablets (including iPad), iPods, digital cameras, satelite phones and more. The device is dust-, water- and shock-proof, making it ideal for outdoor use.

Expect to pay: R1 400

Stockists: Visit www.powertraveller.com for ordering information.

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Western Digital My Passport Wireless

The My Passport Wireless is a user-friendly Wi-Fi enabled storage drive that allows users to save, access and share stored content wirelessly with most smartphones, tables and computers. Additionally, when users need to transfer large amounts of data, the My Passport Wireless drive provides the option of using a high speed USB 3.0 connection. The device is available in storage sizes ranging from 500GB to 2TB.

Expect to pay: R1 899 for 500GB, R2 499 for 1TB and R3 399 for 2TB

Stockists: Reputable electronics retail outlets nationwide.

Cougar 200K Gaming Keyboard

This keyboard is designed for high-end gamers, in that it features anti-ghosting technology for precise accuracy. It is also compact and durable, and features 19 programmable keys. The keyboard also offers users the ability to adjust the screen’s brightness and control media without having to reach for a mouse.

Expect to pay: R377

Stockists: Visit any of these online stores: www.evetech.co.zawww.landmarkpc.co.zawww.rebeltech.co.zawww.wootware.co.za

Dell Tablet Keyboard Mobile

Creating the full laptop experience, the Dell Tablet Keyboard Mobile features powerful magnets to connect quickly and efficiently to a tablet. Switch from tablet to notebook with a simple click and enhance the tablet experience with the ability to make use of a touchscreen or keyboard. The Dell Tablet Keyboard Mobile is Windows 8 compliant and offers multi-angle viewing thanks to built-in hinges.

Expect to pay: R1 599

Stockists: Visit http://www.drivecon.net/ for ordering information.

Razer Kraken Gaming Headset for Xbox One

The Razer Kraken Gaming Headset, which was previously only available for PC gamers, is now available for the Xbox One. The header uses 40 mm neodymium magnet drivers that offer clear high and mid-ranges, as well as deep immersive bass for powerful lows. The Razer Kraken Gaming Headset for Xbox One has been ergonomically designed with padding that creates sound isolation.

* Sean Bacher is editor of Gadget.co.za. Follow him on Twitter on @SeanBacher

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