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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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posted in Cables, Batteries and Chargers, News

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 Gear, 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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posted in Computer Gear, News

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

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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posted in News, Outdoor Gear

With the proliferation of electronic gadgets it gets difficult to keep your tools charged. Most electronic devices have moved to a standard USB port for charging. This is a welcome change. Now I can use my AC USB port at home, the USB port in my laptop at work, my USB car adapter on the [...]

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posted in Gear, Reviews

The Noisehush N650 from WirelessGround is a bluetooth carkit that enables hands-free operation of your cellphone while you are driving.  It attaches to the car window, it charges by solar power, and it has control buttons on its face.  So would I replace my bluetooth headset for this baby?  Let's find out. I have been a [...]

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posted in Bluetooth Gear, Car Gear, Reviews

The SoliLight SoliCharger is a solar powered battery charging pack for your iPhone. In addition to keeping your phone charged, with the included USB adapter kit, it will also charge most other brands of MP3 players, cell phones, digital cameras, GPS units, etc. But what intrigues me most about this solar charger is the fact [...]

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posted in iPhone, iPad, iPod, News

LEDs aren't just for flashlights in your pocket or lightbulbs in your home. They can also be an easy way to add some flare to your garden without having to run wires or even use electricity to power them. Today we are going to take a look at 3 different solar powered LED garden lights [...]

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posted in Outdoor Gear, Reviews

Two weeks ago Janet reviewed the Etón SolarLink FR360 Emergency Preparedness Digital Radio and today Etón has announced a new product for the iPhone / iPod touch. It's the Soulra Sound System, a splash proof speaker system with a flip up high efficiency solar panel and a rechargeable lithium-ion battery that delivers power to charge [...]

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posted in iPhone, iPad, iPod, News

I live in the piedmont region of North Carolina.  In exchange for our usually mild winters, we have hot, humid summers that are ripe for thunderstorms and even tornados.  (We’ve already had tornados in the area this year, and it’s not even summer yet.)  We often also find ourselves in the path of hurricanes.  About [...]

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posted in Home, Kitchen, Reviews

Your days of  needing to use a flashlight only to find out the batteries are dead will be over if you buy the Solar Rechargeable Flashlight from EFO. It has 7 super bright LEDs that will shine for 8hrs on a 6hr charge. Just place it in an area that receives direct sunlight and it [...]

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Mini Solar Set Review

This is a cool idea- a solar panel charging 'handle' with interchangeable heads. The 'mini kit' includes a flashlight, book light, fan, radio/speaker, and a USB charger head. Let's take a closer look... The P23000 Mini-Solar Set, Summer Series is not packaged with anything that helps identify the maker. The manual is listed at Sunsei's [...]

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posted in Gear, Outdoor Gear, Reviews

The Novothink Solar Surge is the first solar charging case for the iPhone and iPod Touch to be certified by Apple. This product has a built in lithium-ion polymer battery (1500mAH for iPodTouch and 1320mAH for iPhone) and claims to double battery life by using cutting-edge solar panel technology to power up directly from the [...]

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posted in iPhone, iPad, iPod, News

If you are the outdoor type who likes to take along your iPod or iPhone, you'll need a way to keep your device charged.  The Brunton Solaris i6 is a foldable solar charger that comes with an iPod charging cable.  It opens up to 29 X 9 inches and weighs 7.1 ounces.  It has four [...]

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posted in iPhone, iPad, iPod, News, Travel Gear

The iTech Dynamic SolarVoice 908 Bluetooth headset has all the typical features one would expect from a headset. It has A2DP, multipoint, and noise reduction features. But, it has one feature that no other headsets have (yet)... It has a built in solar panel that will allow you to recharge its batteries via sunlight. Pretty [...]

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