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Big Bang Tents will protect you from nature while you sleep and charge your gadgets

on Saturday, January 18th, 2014

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 yourRead More…


WAKA WAKA POWER Charger review

on Friday, June 14th, 2013

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.Read More…


XD Design Solar Sunflower – Solar charger with charm

on Saturday, December 22nd, 2012

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 likeRead More…


What’s all the Rukus about the Etón Rukus?

on Tuesday, May 8th, 2012

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 rechargeRead More…


Digital Zone Juicebar DO10-JB Pocket Solar Charger Review

on Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

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 littleRead More…


Logitech’s K750 Wireless Solar Keyboard is now available for the Mac

on Wednesday, October 26th, 2011
Posted in: Computer Gear, News

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 versionRead More…


3M Solar Panel Window Film

on Wednesday, October 12th, 2011

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,Read More…


Panasonic demonstrates solar-power table with QI wireless charging technology

By: I Yarom
on Friday, March 25th, 2011
Posted in: News, Outdoor Gear

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 QIRead More…

USB Ports

Arctic C1 Mobile Portable Universal Charger Review

on Thursday, February 10th, 2011
Posted in: Gear, Reviews

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 theRead More…


Noisehush N650 Solar Bluetooth Carkit Review

on Sunday, December 12th, 2010

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.


Solar iPhone charger that even works indoors

on Wednesday, September 15th, 2010

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 factRead More…


Britta LED Solar Garden Lights Review

on Friday, July 9th, 2010
Posted in: Outdoor Gear, Reviews

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 lightsRead More…


Etón Harnesses the Sun to Play Tunes from your iPhone

on Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010

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 chargeRead More…


Etón SolarLink FR360 Emergency Preparedness Digital Radio Review

on Wednesday, May 19th, 2010
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, Reviews

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.  AboutRead More…


Dead Flashlights May be a Thing of the Past

on Sunday, April 11th, 2010
Posted in: Gear, News

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 itRead More…

Everything that comes in the box

Mini Solar Set Review

By: Mark Adkins
on Sunday, March 28th, 2010
Posted in: Gear, Outdoor Gear, Reviews

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…


Novothink Solar Surge charges your iPhone and Touch

on Thursday, March 11th, 2010

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 theRead More…

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Brunton Solaris i6 Foldable Solar iPod Charger

on Sunday, December 13th, 2009

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 fourRead More…

Let Mr. Sun recharge your Bluetooth headset – i.Tech SolarVoice

on Monday, October 12th, 2009
Posted in: News, Wireless

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. PrettyRead More…

Green speakerphone – Scosche solCHAT

on Thursday, August 27th, 2009
Posted in: Car Gear

If you don’t like using Bluetooth headsets, but want a handsfree alternative for your mobile phone while driving, you might want to check out the new solCHAT speakerphone from Scosche. All the typical speakerphone features are accessed by an easy 3 button interface, but the main difference with this Bluetooth device is the integrated solarRead More…


Crispy critter protection gadget

on Wednesday, July 8th, 2009
Posted in: Gear, Travel Gear

ThinkGeek’s UV Monkey is a small keyring gadget that will assist you by checking UV levels so that you know when to charge solar devices and and when to go indoors to protect your skin. Once exposed to sunlight, the center will change to different shades of purple to indicate increasing levels of UV lightRead More…


Go Solar with the IKEA Sunnan Desk Lamp

on Tuesday, April 14th, 2009
Posted in: Uncategorized

Fellow gadgeteer Martin Niklasson sent in a link to this nifty $19.99 solar lamp from IKEA. The solar cell / battery pops out of the base so that you can set it in a windowsill during the day for charging, then at night, pop it back in for free illumination. It uses LEDs and accordingRead More…


Spotlight Gadget – Juicebar Pocket Solar Charger

on Monday, February 23rd, 2009
Posted in: Gear

Go Green with this 1500mAh solar charger from epogo. Comes with 12 connectors covering all popular mobile phones, handheld games consoles such as Nintendo DS and Sony PSP and MP3 players including iPods.


Spotlight Gadget – Freestyle Boiler Solar Watch

on Thursday, February 19th, 2009
Posted in: Watches, Clocks

I saw this on Gizmodo and TreeHugger this morning and couldn’t resist re-posting about it. This is the new Boiler solar powered watch from Freestyle. The interesting thing about this watch is the claim that one charge will power it for 12 months! I also like the fact that it has a battery indicator onRead More…


Spotlight Gadget – Brando Multi-purpose Solar Charger

on Friday, January 9th, 2009
Posted in: Uncategorized

Have any of you considered solar power for charging your devices? If you have, the Portable Multi-Purpose Solar Charger from Brando looks like it might be a pretty good (although somewhat bulky and expensive) way to accomplish that task. It can output 24V, 22V, 16V@4A and 5V@500mA power. High power capacity is provided by aRead More…