Solio Magnesium Solar Charger
This is a great tool if you plan on being without…
Price Paid: $150
This is a great tool if you plan on being without power, and an essential if you are prone to power outages at home. This will charge any device I have and comes with converter plugs for any outlet in any country enabling you to jump charge from usb/wall outlet/ and the sun.
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Take yourself off the grid and keep the power - the Solio Magnesium Edition can recharge an incredibly wide array of electronic devices using efficient solar cells and a high-capacity battery. The magnesium alloy shell protects your power from dings and dents so you can travel as far and as hard as you want.
- Mountain Gear
The Solio Magnesium Edition Charger pulls down solar juice for your portable electronics, and has a new hard case design to withstand backcountry abuse. The ingenious petal design of the Solio flips out to capture the sun's rays and send them beaming into your GPS, camera, iPod, satellite or cell phone. We're certainly not endorsing a campsite Crackberry invasionideally, the Solio serves more as backup supply of lightweight, portable energy when connecting to an outlet is not an option.
Plug into the sun with Solio! This Magnesium Edition™ solar charger keeps most hand-held electronics topped off with free solar power anywhere! Sleek, compact design fans into a flowerlike shape, ready to collect the sun's energy; just place in the light and Solio begins to charge. Rechargeable lithium-ion battery (3.7V/1800mAh) stores solar energy for up to one year, letting you charge up your portable electronic accessories. Can be mounted easily to a window via included suction-cup mount, or propped up to face the light with a slim object like a pencil or pen. Easy-to-operate device can be charged from either solar energy or AC power with included adapter. Once charged, simply plug in electronic device, press a button and charging begins; status-indicator LED on button shows power level of battery. Compatible with Universal iGo® Tip System (not included) for use with hundreds of electronic devices. Includes female USB plug and cable for MP3 players, digital cameras and other devices. AC wall adapter (included) features universal plug adapters for the US, UK, Europe and Australia and New Zealand for flexibility worldwide. Approximate charge time for Solio from the sun is six to eight hours and about six hours from the wall adapter. About 60 minutes of sunlight can provide nearly 10 minutes of talk time or 4 hours of standby on most cell phones, although performance can vary. Rated output of 1.5 - 8 volts; solar panel output of 0.83 watts/165mA at 6 volts; internal rechargeable Li-Ion battery outputs 1600mAh at 3.6 volts. Measures 4.7 x 2.5 x 1.3 in. (120 x 65 x 34mm) when closed; operating temperature range is -4 to 131°F. Production is ''carbon neutral'' through tree plantings in protected forests; unit and packaging are made from recycled and recyclable materials.