Solar

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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
soulra

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: iOS, News
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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 and Kitchen, Reviews
efo-solarflashlight

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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Posted in: Gear, News

Mini Solar Set Review

Everything that comes in the box

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
novothink

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: iOS, News
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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: iOS, 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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Posted in: Bluetooth Gear, News

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 solar [...]

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Posted in: Car Gear, News
uv_monkey

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 light [...]

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Posted in: Gear, Travel Gear
ikea-solarlamp

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 according [...]

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solar-juicebar

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.

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Posted in: Gear
freestyle-boiler

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 on [...]

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Posted in: Watches and Clocks
brando-solarcharger

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 a [...]

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Citizen has now gone high-tech with a new line of solar powered wristwatches. These new Eco-Drive watches will never need to have the battery replaced. And they come in a wide variety of styles for both men and women. My brother first introduced me to these cool watches, and after researching them, I just had [...]

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Posted in: Watches and Clocks