Techno Corner: Solar Powered Charger

Eliminate those cords! Never need a wall outlet again!!!

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            According to solio.com, solar-powered cell phone chargers are the biggest rave this summer! The solar charger harnesses energy form the sun and stores the energy within its’ battery for later use. The advantage to using a solar charger is that it eliminates all of those unnecessary, bulky chargers for every electronic device.

Solar powered cell phone chargers can be a better alternative to electrical cell phone chargers. Currently, you have to plug your cell phone into a home outlet and then wait a long time for your cell phone to be charged. Now, you will never need a wall outlet again! With high temperatures on the rise this summer you will always be on the go!

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This small yet high-energy source can charge your battery up to 50% with any light source ranging from sunlight to a light in your room. Solar-powered chargers are great for traveling. Since there is no need for an electronic source all you need is some form of light and then you’re ready to go! If you want a good quality product you must spend some money so, these chargers can potentially get a little pricey. The size of the solar panels, as well as the watt usage will determine the price. The average solar-powered charger runs between $13-79. These solar-powered gadgets are also available as a direct phone case (depending on your phone model).  If you’re looking for a cheaper alternative a great option is the external battery pack. This item can also get the job done but will need to be charged just like your original device. For the best purchase check reviews for the best item to fit your needs as well as your budget.

Here are some tips when searching for your new portable solar powered charger:

  1. Look to make sure the charger can generate enough watts to adequately feed your gadget.
  2. Look at how long it takes to charge. If you don’t live in a sunny area, it might take days of sun bathing before you have enough energy to charge your gadget.
  3. Price shop.

If you are interested in shopping around for solar powered chargers visit these sites:

www.amazon.com

www.cellphoneshop.net

www.browndoggadgets.com

http://www.getwakawaka.com

www.accessorygeeks.com

My Top Picks

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The Waka Waka solar powered charger. Although it is a bit pricey at $60.31, it is waterproof, durable and can fit into the palm of your hand. It comes with a choice of black or yellow and with an LED flashlight.

You can find the Waka Waka here.

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2. Universal Solar Power Charger is a great buy! It is currently on sale for $19.99, this is one of the best deals yet. It comes complete with 10 connectors including iPhone, Micro USB, & Mini USB. You can choose  Orange or Black.

You can find the Universal Solar Power Charge here:

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  1. The Altoids Solar USB Charger is the most stylist and chic of them all. By having the appearance of Altoid mints the charger is very unique. Plus, for $34.99 you truly get the bang and style for your buck. You can find the Altoids Solar USB Charger here.
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