MagazineFebruary 2009Solar Chargers

Solar Chargers

Have you ever been out on a trip or adventure and needed a charge for your MP3 player, cell phone, GPS, or other device? Now with some of the new portable solar charging devices, you can keep going. Solar power has been around for many years, but only in the last few years has it advanced to the level where it can recharge portable electronics.

Here are some devices to check out: The Solio Classic Hybrid Charger from Solio makes it easy to recharge your portable device for many hours of use, it charges and stores energy for later use. A fully charged Solio classic will give you around 15 hours of playback on a typical MP3 player or charge most phones twice. You can check out the specifications here: Solio Classic

MSRP: $99.95

This year we’ll begin to see a lot more devices of this kind. Some of the new chargers to come will even utilize wind technologies like the K2 from Kinesis Industries. Keep an eye out for the K2. Early rumor is MSRP: $99.99

Don’t be held back by battery life anymore.
Phil Graves

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