iPhones and solar power

Does anyone have any suggestions on good reliable solar chargers for the iPhone? With the festival season approaching I think I might need one.

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8 comments:

velocipede said...

How much portability do you need? Don't know if you can get this in the UK, but I have a Xantrex Technologies. Precharged-I think it would recharge your device several times. I am not sure if you could get enough from the solar each day (especially in cloudy weather) to charge the unit, though, and it is definitely too heavy to stick in a backpack.


http://www.amazon.com/Xantrex-Technologies-852-2071-Powerpack-Inverter/dp/B000SECKO2/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=home-garden&qid=1243026279&sr=8-2

Anonymous said...

haha that xantrax thing looks huge compared to the solio h1000

Anton said...

How about Freeloader - available in the UK I think Maplin stocks them if you're near one?

velocipede said...

Anonymous, ha ha, indeed.

A little solar panel isn't going to guarantee that you get a charge when you need one.

There are probably smaller backup batteries specifically for iPhones, though!

Tom said...

I second the Freeloader, it works well with decent sunshine but you'll not have a great deal of luck in the UK :)

There's a jumbo sized add on panel called the Supercharger which I have on order, I'll let you know how I get on with it.

Anonymous said...

Try PowerMonkey explorer. Really good.

Anonymous said...

Any luck with the solar stuff?

Tom said...

The supercharger+freeloader combo turned out to pretty decent. It helped keep four people's phones, iPods, DS, GPS and cameras charged for a week!