TAG: Solar charger

A Rugged Waterproof Solar Charger: JOOS Orange

A Rugged Waterproof Solar Charger: JOOS Orange

For meeting all of your mobile power needs, nothing beats a portable solar charger, except maybe a portable solar charger with a built-in battery. A standalone solar panel is great when you can plug your device into it and let it sit while charging, but if you want more flexibility, the built-in battery storage allows you to store that solar energy for when you need it, so you don’t have to surrender your device while it’s charging. For plain-vanilla urban use, there are plenty of good quality portable solar chargers available, but if your lifestyle includes lots outdoor activity around… read more

Solar-Powered Offgrid Mobile Desk

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If you do any type of work that might entail using a laptop or other mobile devices in the field, (or perhaps you just want to work outside) and want a mobile workspace that can not only be used as a desk, but can also supply power to your devices, this mobile solar desk ought to be on your wishlist. The KANZ Field Power Desk is based on the company’s Field Kitchen design, and features a Baltic birch interior within a marine grade aluminum housing, and when the legs are assembled, can be a standalone workspace, complete with solar power…. read more

A Lightweight, Foldable Solar Charger for Your Gadgets

A Lightweight, Foldable Solar Charger for Your Gadgets

For those of us who rely on our mobile gadgets all day long, whether for work or play, running out of juice is a sure way to put a crimp in our day. And while carrying a backup battery along on a trip or out off of the grid is certainly helpful, sooner or later we’ll end up needing a recharge. One way to get a charge, free from the sun, is with a portable solar charger like this one from StrongVolt. Available in 3, 5, 7, or 10 Watt models, these foldable and lightweight solar panels can add hours… read more

Lightweight Flexible Solar Backpack Charges Gadgets

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In our gadget-centric culture, a dead battery can bring our daily routine to a standstill, and unless we’ve got a spare battery with us, our next task is probably to find a free outlet (assuming we’ve got a charger with us) and take the time to let our device charge up. Another way to stay powered is by bringing a solar charger with us, which can be quite effective, but will also add some weight and some bulk to our already over-burdened bags. But if you have one of Enerplex‘s Packr series backpacks, you can bring a solar charger with… read more

Put a Solar Charger on Your Keyring

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For the ultimate in portable solar charging, the ClicLite is small enough to fit on your keychain, offers a boost to your mobile phone battery and features an ultra-bright LED bulb to shine a light on the task at hand. The system is made up of two components, a small solar cell (a “Clicc”) and the ClicLite module itself, which has an internal battery and charging components, plus the LED light. (Video is in German, but is a good introduction to the Clicc) The ClicLite is small (4×4 cm), and the attached solar cell takes up to 10 hours to… read more

The electree Grows Power and Visual Appeal

The electree Grows Power and Visual Appeal

What do you get when you cross the natural form of a tree with artful technology? A prototype for a solar design that looks like no other, called electree. Surfacing as a project on Kickstarter a while back, this design features both aesthetics and necessity. Adding sunlight to this digital tree won’t make it grow, but it will charge gadgets. Resembling a sculpture of a bonsai tree with many mirrored branches, the electree is a solar charger with interesting appeal. It charges smartphones as well as other devices, and the sample creation has some promising features. The tree absorbs sunlight through its… read more