28 Feb '13, 1pm

Review: SunVolt Portable Solar Power Station

Review: SunVolt Portable Solar Power Station

© Gomadic As our gadgets get more and more powerful, their energy needs increase, and the weak point of many mobile gadgets (especially as they get older) seems to be their battery life. Some device batteries last for hours and hours, and others, perhaps of a poor design, have you sprinting for an outlet, charger in hand, several times a day, just to keep your phone alive. Even if you do have a great battery, you still need to keep it charged regularly, probably by using your house current, which is most likely generated by burning coal. And in trying to live lighter on the Earth, we probably would prefer to use renewable energy if we could. Here's a practical solar gadget that just might solve both of those issues: the SunVolt Portable Solar Power Station . The SunVolt is a compact solar panel and charger that fits into a protective carrying case, which also doubles as an...

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