solar charger

Etón BoostSolar now available

The BoostSolar splash-proof solar-powered backup battery pack from Etón provides power to hand-held devices with its interchangeable, rechargeable lithium battery (5000 mAh). The BoostSolar features an LED battery charge indicator, rugged rubberized and IPX-4-rated splash-proof exterior in addition to fastener holes and straps to hook to a backpack for portability. This solar charger can be fully …

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Charge two devices at once with the sCharger-12 solar charger

The sCharger-12 USB Solar Charger from SunTactics isn’t like most solar chargers on the market.  It uses “mono-crystalline solar cells, the most efficient solar cell technology of the 21st century” instead of the plastic panels and weak solar cells used in other chargers.  It doesn’t charge up a battery, because those will quickly die after …

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Charge your devices without an outlet with a Folding USB Solar Cell

I love to be away from the world at times. Whether I am at the beach, up in the mountains, or just hanging outside, I always have my phone with me. The thought of being ‘green’ and being able to keep my devices charged when I am out on the go made me take interest …

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Gomadic SunVolt Solar Power Station and Solar Cache High Capacity Battery Pack review

As a child of the 70’s energy crisis, I’ve always been fascinated with alternative energy, such as solar power.  The SunVolt Power Station from Gomadic caught my eye as a possible solution to a modern problem:  How do you charge up your gadgets if you don’t have an outlet?  When Gomadic sent the Sun Volt Power …

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Detech Solar-Powered Battery 4-port USB hub and charger

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 …

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Charge Your Device with a Solar Tree

The USB Solar Charger Tree from Brando can charge most any USB-chargeable mobile phone or other devices.  The charger contains a 3000mAh polymer battery that can be charged by the sun or by AC power.  It outputs 5V/1000mA of charging power, and it comes with a variety of adapter tips for mobile phones.  (There’s apparently …

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Vodafone Booster Brolly – Keep the Rain out and the Sun in

Announced on Vodafone UK‘s blog site, the Booster Brolly combines your traditional umbrella with a high gain antenna and low power signal repeater to enhance phone reception for both the the brolly user and those around them. The umbrella also incorporates 12 solar panels for powering your phone via a handsfree cradle and an LED torch for …

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Reware Juice Bag Keeps Your Gadgets Charged While You Relax

I’ve seen several bags that incorporate gadget chargers, but the Juice Bag Solar Beach Tote from Reware is probably the first one I’ve seen that’s not a laptop bag.  This solar bag fits right in with Reware’s line of eco-friendly bags and power solutions.  The Solar Beach Tote is made of biodegradable canvas, and it …

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KudoCase Solar Charges Your iPad with Green Power

More solar solutions with the Solar KudoCase for the iPad 1, 2 and 3 but with a few extras this time.  While most solar iPad cases only charge your iPad, the KudoCase also has an extended 10A battery and  includes a USB outlet, HDMI port and whistle locator.  The indoor/outdoor solar panel  gives up to an …

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Harness the Power of the Sun for Your Kindle

At this year’s CES, Solarmio introduced the world’s first solar e-reader cover for the Kindle and subsequently became a Design and Engineering Award honoree for the same device. The SolarKindle is a protective case with a solar panel affixed to the front, an internal backup battery, and a built-in LED reading light.  The Kindle “snaps” into …

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SolLight Solicharger-SP Solar Charger/Speaker Case Review

How excited was I to try this product, a protective case that charges a wide variety of personal electronics – iPods, phones, GPS units, handheld game devices, and such – and has an amplified speaker built in? And can recharge itself with a built-in solar panel? And priced under $60! Woot woot! Sign me up! …

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Turn Your Favorite Gear Bag into a Solar Charger

The Gadgeteer has told you about some laptop bags with built-in solar chargers.  Those are great, but what if you already have a bag you love?  The Fuse 4W Solar Charger from Voltaic can add solar charging capability to any bag.  Connect this pouch to your bag, and you’ll add two 2W solar panels and a 3,000mAh …

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Eton Raptor Solar Charger with All-Terrain Guidance Functions

Throw the Eton Raptor in your gear when you go camping or hiking and you’ll be able to do everything from guiding your way with a compass, to listening to NOAA weather broadcasts, even to charging your cell phone.  The Raptor Solar Charger with All-Terrain Guidance Functions replaces the hand crank with a monocrystal solar …

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Harness the sun with the Brunton Restore Solar Battery

Being the wannabe hippy tree hugger than I am, I’d love to be able to charge all my devices with a solar charger. So far the ones I’ve tried haven’t worked out so well, I don’t know if it’s my Southern Indiana location that is the problem, or if they just don’t work well in …

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