i.Tech Dynamic has added another mobile solar charging gadget to its steadily growing line. Actually, it has taken the solar charger part of its i.Tech SolarSet 905 carkit and broken it out as a separate product that carries a suggested list of $59.99.
The latest product is called SolarCharger 906, and it is billed as a universal charger that comes with 10 different adapters to handle everything from your iPod to your BlackBerry. While it won't exactly fit in most suit pockets SolarCharger 906 is pretty small: about the size of a deck of playing cards. The exact dimensions are 4.13 inches long X 2.52 wide X 0.59 tall. It weighs 3.53 ounces.
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The device charges other devices via USB and, depending on what you're trying to juice up, a full charge can actually provides power to more than one gadget. It takes up to 22 hours to fully charge the unit in sunlight. It can also be charged via USB (which you're supposed to do the first time you're using it or if you haven't used it in a while). The company also touts the fact that SolarCharger 906 can perform even when its relatively hot (up to 158 degrees Fahrenheit!)
You can buy SolarCharger 906 right away on Amazon.com or Skymall.com, although the company is apparently negotiating other retail agreements. (The distributor for the product in the Americas markets is Sino Regent Services; i.Tech is a subsidiary of Hutchison Harbour Ring Ltd. in Hong Kong.)