Solar

We get it. You don't like to be tethered to some workstation just to get through your daily workload. What if you could throw your office on your back, take your work with you and keep your mobile devices charged by harnessing the energy of that glowing ball of exploding gas in the sky? Enter [...]

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The next time you go off the grid, consider taking a Renogy Phoenix solar powered generator. Housed in a briefcase sized package, the Phoenix converts the sun's rays into easy-to-use backup power for mobile devices, small appliances, laptops, lamps, and more. This lightweight battery backup system features two 10 watt monocrystalline solar panels and can [...]

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I love all things that glow which stems from my childhood days when I was fascinated with glow in the dark toys and fireflies. Thus, it's not unusual that the Firewater Solar Bottle Lantern caught my eye. This unique 700-milliliter silicone water bottle (6.5" x 4" x 3.5") doubles as a lantern that when turned on [...]

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The Sun King Pico Portable Solar Lantern is a pretty slick looking little light that can be used for a lot of different activities.  When my kids were younger they used to fall asleep reading and I always  worried about the lamp getting too hot, or it being left on all night. This is a [...]

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Posted in: Home and Kitchen, News

Replace the lid of a normal Mason canning jar with a Solar Lid Light, and you'll have an emergency lantern you can use indoors or outdoors.  The lid has a water-resistant solar panel and rechargeable (and replaceable) batteries to power the bright LED lights.  They are available in either silver or rustic brown.  The Solar [...]

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Small RC cars are fun to play with as long as the battery doesn't drain. Having to recharge them every time you want a few minutes of play time can be a hassle. This tiny solar car never runs out of juice as long as the sun is shining. It's a 4-wheeled car that is [...]

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Posted in: Geek Toys, News

The Panther Vision Solar Powercap is a hands-free flashlight that you wear on your head that doesn't require constant battery replacements. This baseball cap is made of 100% Cotton and comes in three colors. It features two LEDs mounted under the cap's brim and a rechargeable NiMH battery that recharges from sunlight. The LEDs have [...]

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The next time you decide to go camping, consider a tent from UK based Big Bang Tents. Not only are these tents available in a variety of colorful patterns that are perfect for festivals, they also feature a 5w solar panel, lithium solar storage bank and mobile phone/USB charging adaptors for charging many of your [...]

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Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, News, Outdoor Gear

This little device might look familiar to those of you who are active members of the Kickstarter community-- WakaWaka Power originated in that forum, scoring over 800% of the project's original funding request.  So what is this little Droid-y looking thing exactly?  This is WakaWaka Power, a portable, personal solar charging station and lamp light. [...]

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Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, Reviews

Solar charging devices are a great way to keep your gadgets fully juiced for free. The problem with most of the solar charging products is that they don't really blend in with your decor. The XD Design Solar Sunflower is a fun alternative that will look right at home in your... home. It's shaped like [...]

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The Rukus Solar is Etón's first Bluetooth wireless speaker with an integrated solar panel. Pair any Bluetooth-enabled device - Smartphones, tablets, etc - to wirelessly stream music and never run out of power as long as you have sunlight. A 40 square-inch high-efficiency solar panel is built right into the speaker and can fully recharge [...]

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Posted in: Audio, Video, TV, Bluetooth Gear, News

In my ever-present quest for more power for my gadgets, I was excited about the chance to review the solar DO10-JB Pocket Charger from Juicebar when the people at CableOrganizer offered to send one. I have tried other mobile power solutions that haven't always cut the mustard, so to speak. But the price of this little [...]

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Posted in: Pocket Gear, Reviews, Travel Gear

Last December, Andy reviewed the K750 and loved it. The only problems with it were the lack of a Mac specific version that could take advantage of the special apps required to view charging info and the special function keys didn't work. Those problems are now history because Logitech has just announced a Mac version [...]

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3M Solar Panel Window Film

Everyone knows that electricity bills are getting higher and higher, and often we're burning up precious fossil fuels to create this power.  Now Solar Panels are becoming a viable solution even for the average consumer these days but tend to be expensive, delicate, require specialised installation and look pretty ugly up there on the roof, [...]

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Posted in: Do-It-Yourself, How-To, Miscellaneous, News
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The wireless power consortium is trying to drive a standard for wireless charging, called QI wireless charging. The goal is to enable a future where there is no need to connect your gadget to any cable for charging. Panasonic took advantage of the security show in Japan to show a solar power table with QI [...]

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