solar charger

Jackery Portable Power Station Explorer 1000 review

REVIEW – We live pretty far out in the sticks which definitely comes with its pluses and minuses. One of the biggest hassles being when the power goes out. Now I grant you this occasionally happens to everyone but one tree can take us off the grid for days, if not weeks at a time. …

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CHOETECH Portable Solar Panel charger review

REVIEW – My outdoor adventures are usually of the less-than-one-day variety, so I often don’t need device-recharging options beyond small portable chargers.  However, I’ve been wanting to do multi-day camping/hiking trips and the CHOETECH Portable Solar Panel charger looks like a good option for keeping phones/tablets/laptops charged for these types of adventures.  It could also be …

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Solar panels don’t have to be ugly or hard to install

NEWS – Grouphug wants the world to know that harnessing the power of the sun doesn’t have to be hard to do. Instead of installing huge solar arrays on your roof or yard, you can get a small window solar charger that anyone can install in seconds. Just take it out of the box, put …

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Suaoki 14W portable solar charge panel review

REVIEW – The Suaoki 14W portable solar charge panel can keep your rechargeable items fully powered even when you’re off the grid. The lightweight, thin, water-resistant design features two USB charging ports with optimized power output. Read on to see what I think!                                …

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Renogy 10,000mAh Solar Panel Water Resistant Power Bank review

REVIEW – Voice in your Head: Here we go again, another portable charging solution.  Me: Ah, but this one has a bit of a twist.  The Renogy 10,000mAh Solar Panel Water Resistant Power Bank has not only a solar panel for backup charging, but is also water-resistant.  Other products may offer one or the other of …

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Suaoki 150Wh Portable Solar Charger review

In the summer of 2017, my family traveled to my wife’s home in the central Philippines. While waiting for a ferry to her island, an earthquake struck. Moments later, the power went out. In a few days, the rolling blackouts, heat, humidity and need to keep medical equipment functioning drove the need to purchase a …

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Use the power of the sun to charge your gadgets with this ultra thin solar charger

Paying your electric bill every month is a real drag when you can get as much power as you want from the sun – for free. Ok, it’s not totally free because you need a solar panel to collect the power and they aren’t free. But if you are interested in going green, consider starting …

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Solpro Helio Smart solar battery bank review

One of the more common challenges a gadget junkie faces is the constant demands on power. Who among us hasn’t found themselves running low on juice with nary a power source in sight? Sure that giant yellow orb in the sky is a constant source of power, but it’s not easily accessible. The good people …

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RAVPower 15W Foldable Solar Charger review

Most of us Gadgeteers either spend some time daily in places with power (for sleep, if nothing else) or have battery back-up devices that we can use to recharge our devices. But sometimes, whether we’re out on a job site, or biking, or camping for long periods, we may be “off the grid” electrically, even …

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Bushnell Mini SolarWrap keeps your phone charged through the longest hikes

If you spend a lot of time outdoors, working or playing, you’ll find the Bushnell Mini SolarWrap a useful product for keeping your phone charged.  The SolarWrap is 18.25″ X 4.3″, but it rolls up into a small cylinder only 1.25″ in diameter to fit into your gear bag or pocket.  Unfurl it and hang …

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SunJack Phone portable solar charger review

These days, it is impossible to conceive of life without our phones, tablets gaming and other mobile devices. And I would guess for most of us having a backup power source is a must. But what happens when you decide to go off the grid to go camping or worse yet, you end up in an area …

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