Solar Chargers for Gadgets and Cellphones

Ed Steele February 19, 2010 6

Even though we’ve never reviewed them here (what’s wrong with us?) we actually own and use both the Powermonkey eXplorer and the Solio Magnesium Edition Solar Charger and find both of them quite satisfactory. However either of these solar chargers run upwards of $100 to own. ThinkGeek has the budget conscious in mind with the Pico Freeloader Solar Charger, a compact and lightweight wonder that according to the specs provides power of 35 hours on mobile phone, 14 hours on iPod, or 1.5 hours on GPS on a single ten hour charge. What’s particularly nice about the Pico is that you can recharge its internal lithium ion via USB in case of eternal winter (no sun). Oh, did we mention it’s only $39?

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  1. ashok patel March 6, 2010 at 12:09 pm -


  2. cherry April 15, 2010 at 4:02 am -

    I saw same with that gadget..We can use it outdoor or for emergency..nice!…

  3. Latest Gadgets July 14, 2010 at 11:12 am -

    Helpful article! With Solar Chargers for Gadgets and Cellphones makes life easy and saves Electrical Power consumption. Do we have the solar chargers in Indian market?

  4. R.K.SHAH July 30, 2010 at 7:07 pm -

    Wow..good idea..good for the people.,who are always on move…

  5. SolidBlogger August 5, 2010 at 7:16 am -

    It’s a great product no doubt.It enables us to go green and it’s charging back up is good. I like it it’s really good.I wanna have one with Price so low.

  6. jai August 10, 2010 at 11:51 am -

    BEAUTIFUL innovation…
    i was waiting to buy a solar charger…
    KUDOS to that person who has made this product and who has marketed this product..
    i would give the title of PATHBREAKERS for these great team…