Gallery: Green gadgets to keep you charged this summer

Gallery: Green gadgets to keep you charged this summer

Summary: These solar-powered chargers will let you play in the sun with the knowledge that you'll never be out of touch.

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  • Your outdoor gadgets used to be limited by their battery life - but no longer. These solar-powered chargers will let you play in the sun with the knowledge that you'll never be out of touch. Heather Clancy tells you how to keep charged this summer.

    Better Energy Systems claims its Solio Classic-i works with more than 3,200 devices for its almost 1 million customers. It costs $79.99.

  • Solar Technologies promises to keep your gadgets going with its Freeloader solar charger series. The more expensive model can charge anything from smart phones to gaming devices. Prices range from $30 to $120.

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Topics: Hardware, CXO

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  • RE: Gallery: Green gadgets to keep you charged this summer

    More useless junk ! ! !
    Jack4952@...
  • RE: Gallery: Green gadgets to keep you charged this summer

    Why would you use a solar charger on the car door when you have a perfectly stable 12v volt source, the car itself. That is useless junk.
    WindowWasher
    • RE: Gallery: Green gadgets to keep you charged this summer

      @WindowWasher

      i rather suspect that was a proof of concept pic. i know i would welcome such a charger on camping trips where cell phone charging has drained car batteries to the point of needing a jump start. everyone else thought "it's only a cell phone, it's not a big enough drain..." and i spent most of my last day that trip jump starting everyone else's car...
      erik.soderquist