• Electree+ Solar-Powered Gadget Charger Is Dressed To Look Like A Bonsai Tree

    Electree+ Solar-Powered Gadget Charger Is Dressed To Look Like A Bonsai Tree

    Solar panels are great, but those black slabs are all sorts of ugly.  That’s why we see people getting creative with their solar panel gear, such as decking it in svelte cases or arranging them in patterns.  The Electree+ offers another creative solution, integrating small solar panels as elements of a sculpture’s design. Billed as “part sculpture and part appliance,” it’s made to resemble a bonsai tree with the solar panels acting as the leaves.  Everything is done quite artfully, [...]

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  • Joos Orange Boasts 350% Faster Charging Than Others

    Joos Orange Boasts 350% Faster Charging Than Others

    With the dozens of gadgets we carry these days, a portable solar charger is evolving into a necessity every time we hit the off-grid trails.  And if you want maximum charging for the hours you’re able to leave your mini-generator in the sun, the Joos Orange could be just the off-grid power source you’re looking for Billed as the “best performing” portable solar charger around, it claims to bake power at a pace that’s 350% faster than other devices in [...]

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  • This Solar Cell Charges Gadgets, Lights Up, Floats On Water

    This Solar Cell Charges Gadgets, Lights Up, Floats On Water

    There are plenty of portable solar generators in the market, so digital-dependent adventurers aren’t short of options when it comes to juicing their gadgets when hitting the outdoors.  The HiNation HiLight differentiates itself from the herd by throwing in a built-in lantern right on its frame, so that the same device strapped to your backpack for soaking in sun during the day can serve to light up your path when the dark sets in. Built for the outdoors, it boasts [...]

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  • SolarKindle Is A Kindle Case That Charges While You Read

    SolarKindle Is A Kindle Case That Charges While You Read

    In terms of power use, the Kindle is quite the modest spender, so battery life isn’t really a big deal.  Since you’ll always be reading it in front of an adequate light source, though, you might as well take advantage of it to replenish the reader’s battery.  That’s exactly what the SolarKindle proposes. Made by SolarFocus, it’s a specialty case designed for the Amazon Kindle with a built-in solar charger and reserve battery.  That way, you can keep recharging the [...]

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  • Ray Solar Charger Will Stick To Windows For Maximum Sun Exposure

    Ray Solar Charger Will Stick To Windows For Maximum Sun Exposure

    I’m far from a fan of portable solar chargers (even fancy ones like the Dunhill Solar Charger).  They draw too little charge for the space they take up in my bag.  The Ray Solar Charger, though, could prove quite handy. Like other portable solar thingies, it’s got a small solar panel for drawing in the sun and an onboard battery for passively storing juice.  Unlike them, though, the sides of the solar panel are decked in a suction cup, allowing [...]

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  • Dunhill Solar Charger Sheds The Gaudy, Embraces The Svelte

    Dunhill Solar Charger Sheds The Gaudy, Embraces The Svelte

    Portable solar chargers are never the prettiest things.  In fact, they’re usually ugly as hell.   Fortunately, those who can’t stomach the lack of style but still need one now have a choice: the Dunhill Solar Charger. Unlike the rest of them plastic-infested solar soakers, the device gets a top layer constructed out of aerospace-grade aluminum.  Sure, the ugly dark bluish panel is still there to serve as eyesore, but you can rotate it into the shiny cover after getting your [...]

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  • Ralph Lauren RLX Solar Backpack

    Ralph Lauren RLX Solar Backpack

    Solar-charging backpacks aren’t too rare.  Especially if you dig no-brand, utilitarian-minded items straight off a Chinese factory.  If you like your bags just a tad more friendly on the eyes, though, you might find the Ralph Lauren RLX Solar Panel Backpack a whole lot more appealing. Armed with a big solar panel on the front, the rucksack can generate a 3.45 watt current, juicing a regular cellphone (like an iPhone, according to the product page) full in around two or [...]

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  • Solar Flare Messenger Bag Makes Room For Your Gadgets, Charges Them

    Solar Flare Messenger Bag Makes Room For Your Gadgets, Charges Them

    If you’re going to be tortured with carrying a large bag and a couple other gadgets while walking under the sun, you might as well get something out of it, right? Pack those little pieces of electronics into the Solar Flare messenger bag and draw a few additional trickles of charge into their battery panels. While it’s not the most stylish shoulder-strapping receptacle around, the Solar Flare looks built to keep up with your heavy workday. More than housing your [...]

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  • Solar Vest Makes Portable Charging A Wearable Proposition

    Solar Vest Makes Portable Charging A Wearable Proposition

    Portable solar charging has never really picked up in a huge way, due largely to the pretty nominal power those small back-mounted panels can provide. Of course, if you can find a way to deck more solar cells, the greater the amount of charge you should be able to draw. I guess that’s the idea behind this OEM Solar Vest, which sports four panels lined up across the back, allowing it to process more light to turn into usable energy. [...]

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