December 24, 2012
The Nomad 7 is a small yet powerful source of solar energy that is as simple as it can get. It is about 30% smaller than other panels and Goal Zero promises it is 14 times more powerful. There are 7W of power for charging portable devices on the go or when hanging out, camping or traveling. It only takes a couple of hours to charge via your USB or 12V device. Weather resistant, it comes in a lightweight, foldable case with pocket for your cellie and if the sun is absent, an optional power pack is also available.
Via Solar Chargers
October 8, 2012
Those needing a new backpack can take advantage of one that does more than just tote books and electronic devices. The waterproof SOLARBAK Backpack comes with a 3.6w, 5000 mAh Lithium Ion battery and a lightweight, removable solar panel. Use it to charge most mobile devices when going to school, camping or just hanging out. Included are adapters and a 2 liter water bladder with drinking tube.
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September 3, 2012
XTG's Premium Solar Charger can not only be used for most small electronic devices, it includes a built-in LED flexible reading light. With an output of 600mAH, the super thin charger has both a status and remaining power indicator, can be charged by the sun or USB and comes with a mini-charge cable and window/windshield suction cups.
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August 20, 2012
We love our Swiss Army knife and are pleased that Wenger continues to expand its line of products. They have now ventured into the solar charging field. The Standard Charger has 2.25W of power, a 5v Micro USB output, an included mAh battery and a five-tip adapter that can charge almost anything with a USB connection. A 4 hour charge can give a smartphone enough power for 6 hours. The foldable, water-resistant panel comes in both a 20.3I x 6.7 x .2" and a 17.7 x 11.6 x .2" model with an optional LED light available.
May 28, 2012
The Briefcase Solar Generator will supply power when there is no electricity around, when camping or when needed in a boat, vehicle or motor home. Use it for your laptop, cordless tools, or other small devices. It features a blinking charging indicator and a built-in diode that will save it from reverse charging. It comes in its own briefcase with battery clamps and car cigarette lighter plug.
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November 21, 2011
Holiday time is here and as you are busily filling up your gift list, save on cost and the planet with the Solar 11-in-1 Battery Charger. True to its name, it charges 11 different NiCd and NiMH battery sizes (AAA, AA, C, D and 7 GUM sizes.) The adjustable top lid and bottom allows optimal sunlight and a blocking diode prevents discharge.
We cannot say enough about our personal changeover to eneloop batteries. We use our Flip (now defunct) camcorder constantly and in the space of about 3 years, have only recharged about 5 times. That's a lot of planet saving for very little coinage.
Via Solar 11-in-1 Battery Charger
October 24, 2011
There are many solar chargers on the market today but this is the first we have seen with bragging rights. Changers Starter Kit includes a "Kalhuohfummi" battery and "Maroshi" solar module and can be attached to any window or placed on a sunny space. It can generate up to 4W per hour to keep your USB devices going after a 4 hour charge. With free software, users can then upload how much power they generated on the company's online energy marketplace. You get rewarded with credits for green products for every watt you save. The kit is priced at $149.00 and is available for pre-order now. Shipping date is November 15.
October 17, 2011
The Solio Bolt is for those who are constantly on the move and often forget to charge electronic devices like smartphones, eReaders, cameras, GPS units and MP3 players. The company claims that families in Kenya power their entire home with one. Using an included USB charging cable, it will hold a charge for up to a year with its 2000mAh rechargeable/replaceable battery and can handle at least two devices at a time. You can also charge it via the sun or AC adapter (sold separately) and the solar panels rotate for ease of usage.
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July 25, 2011
XTG's Portable Charger is multi-usage for smartphones, MP3 players, headsets and portable game systems. Great for campers, travelers or those without power, the SOL1500 can recharge up to 50-60% of your device. A charging and capacity indicator shows status and a built-in LED flashlight is included. The device has a backup lithium-ion battery that can be used in connection with included USB cord, along with 2 adjustable suction cups for attachment to your car. We want one.
July 11, 2011
Concord Keystone has an ECO Charger for iPads/iPhones, MP3 players and handheld games that they claim will double your usage. Four connectors come with the panel, micro USB, mini USB, PSP and Nintendo DSi. A full charge takes about 5-6 hours, but with an included cable, you can hook it up to USB and get charged in about half the time. Not only does the device shut itself down when fully charged, the power PAK is portable and can come along on all your travels.
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July 4, 2011
Voltaic Systems has released a solar-powered Bolt Charger for iPad and most other tablets. Powered by a 39 Kwh battery, the carrying case features a high powered USB for tablets and a standard USB for other devices. Conventional batteries can also be directly charged from electric outlets. The bag can be yours for $299.99.
December 6, 2010
Kyocera has begun production on Solar Cycle Stations, eco-friendly charging stations that will charge 6 bicycles simultaneously. At a humongous cost of $23,000 apiece, each has 3 solar panels, a maximum output of 79.8V and up to 1.14kWh per day.
Via Akihabara News
August 30, 2010
This Solar Charger is universal so it will charge most electronics, including iPhones, iPods, MP3 players and Blackberrys. With an output of 5VDC 500mA, it will store the sun's rays until you need them on its internal 1500mAh Lithium-Ion battery or hook it up to USB with included cable if you are in a hurry. The charger also comes with a windshield mount and carabineer.
Via Universal Solar Charger
August 16, 2010
This Solar Charger works for the latest, most popular electronics. Use it with your iPod, iPhone, Blackberry, Kindle and other smartphones and MP3 players up to 1,000 times. With LED status indicator lights, it has a 1350mAh high-capacity power cell. The charger has a speaker and microphone built-in and a nifty wrist strap makes it a convenient carry along. An AC adapter and USB cord is included for gloomy days and several tips come with the package.
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