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The best solar, fire, wind and water powered gadgets for ultra-remote office working

Go off the grid for the summer and still be productive with rugged solar, wind and fire powered productivity tech gadgets so you have the right tools for working in the great outdoors.
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By Eileen Brown, Contributor on
The best solar, fire, wind and water powered gadgets for ultra-remote office workers ZDNet
1 of 12 Sunkingdom

Sunkingdom 52W 24V solar panel charger

The Sunkingdom 52W 24V solar panel charger has dual output ports. It will charge your laptop, tablet, smartphone, camera, Bluetooth headset, 5V USB device, or PSP game console. Device pockets protect the item being charged from the direct rays of the sun.

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2 of 12 Goal Zero

Goal Zero Yeti 1250

The Goal Zero Yeti 1250 is the ultimate tool to power your remote office. It will power your PC’s, printer, 12V appliances, and display monitors. It can be powered by the sun, up to 240W power, car or a wall socket. It will output up to 1250Wh of power. It will even power a fridge for that end of day cool beer.

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3 of 12 Sunkingdom

Sunkingdom 5W 5V solar panel charger

The Sunkingdom 5W 5V portable solar panel charger will charge your mobile device whilst you are in the sun. The eyelets enable you to attach it to your hat, or backpack whilst you work. It weighs 4.32oz. It needs to be in full sunshine in order deliver enough power to charge iPhones.

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4 of 12 Kowellshine

Solar powered mouse

A solar powered mouse – such as this wireless mouse from Kowellshine means that you will never need batteries. A solar charge will power the T008 for at least one month – long enough for the most demanding camping trip.

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5 of 12 Logitech

Solar keyboard and mouse

If you like matching gear then the Logitech MK750 wireless solar keyboard comes with a mouse. This mouse does need batteries to operate. The solar keyboard will operate for at least three months and is charged by any light source.

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6 of 12 MPowerd

Inflatable solar lantern

If you are working late outdoors, you will need the Luci inflatable solar lantern. It has ten warm LED lights, is lightweight at 8.8oz and waterproof. It will give around 3 hours of light after a full charge – more than enough time to plan your next trip in the great outdoors.

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7 of 12 Logitech

Solar iPad keyboard

The Logitech solar keyboard for iPad will charge in ambient light and support your iPad whilst you work. A hole in the cover exposes the rear facing camera for close up shots whilst you work.

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8 of 12 Kinesis

Wind and solar charger

If it is not hot enough to charge your devices using solar power alone, then try this combined wind and solar powered charger by Kinesis. You could also boost your power options with the Poki, Eachine, Intocircuit or Aukey chargers if you are away from an extended period of time.

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9 of 12 Pixnor

Solar reading light

This solar reading LED light by Pixnor will enable you to read through those documents for over six hours. It will recharge in 12 hours of sunlight or about four hours by USB cable.

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10 of 12 Eton

Eton rukus Bluetooth speaker

The Eton rukus is a solar powered Bluetooth speaker with two speakers which charges your smartphone when in use. It will last up to eight hours without external power and is rugged and water resistant. Lower cost water resistant Bluetooth speakers such as dodocool, BlueSYNC Inateck rugged, and the MercuryBox are not solar charged but might also meet your needs.

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11 of 12 Coleman

Fire powered coffee maker

Not solar or wind powered, but this Coleman coffee maker for use on a camping stove will help you feel productive and fuel your coffee habit throughout the working day.

It will brew up to ten cups of drip coffee to keep you going to meet that deadline.

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12 of 12 Crazy Videos

Water powered spit roast

At the end of a long day at work, what would be better than BBQ spare ribs spit roasted to perfection whilst you work? Build this water powered BBQto ensure that your dinner is ready when your work is done.

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