Friday, August 11, 2006

SOLIO - Portable Solar Charger for iPods, cellphones and more

I stumbled upon this interesting device recently. Introducing Solio - The Portable Hybrid Solar Charger.

This compact device from Better Energy Systems opens up like a fan and lets you take advantage of the free sunlight beating down from above, storing it inside its internal battery. Then you can begin using the Solio's stored power as a recharger for your iPod, MP3 player, cellphone, portable games machine, digital camera or other handheld device.

If your device's battery dies when you're out in the wilds, on the beach, or in the mountains, the Solio would be extremely useful to have around I'm sure, and the price is good I think.

From one of their FAQ pages...
Creating your Solio used energy. Help make this back—and more—by charging from the sun as much as possible. Become a producer of clean energy.

Solio is intended to achieve a net energy benefit over its lifetime. To reach this goal, energies needed for raw materials and production have been minimized.

2 comments:

Roger B. said...

I wonder if it'll work under the UK's cloudy skies. ;-)

Gareth said...

Well it's made by a British company so one assumes yes it probably does...(at least on those rare occasions when the sun makes an appearance!)