I feel like I’m writing about one of those old Ronco products – “It slices, it dices, and it jump-starts your car! Now how much would you pay?” The Detech Solar-Powered Battery and 4-port USB hub does have a lot of functions, but all of them are related and useful. Inside this handy little device is a lithium battery than can be recharged by USB, AC power, or by the built-in solar panel. You can use the Detech as a simple USB 2.0 hub with your computer, or you can use it to charge up your devices when they need a power boost while you’re away from a power source. It can supply 5V, 300mAh to 450mAh, so it’s great for recharging a phone, MP3, player, or other small USB-chargeable device. Oh, and it has a flashlight, too. I can only find it at eBay now; it’s $19.88 and ships for free from China.
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