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Old 5th August 2010, 16:32   #1
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Default $22 gets you Solar Charging Unit From Brando

The USB Solar Charging 4-Port Hub with Torch is not only a USB 4-Port Hub, but also an emergency power backup solution for your device. It has a built-in rechargeable battery(130mAh) and comes with seven mobile phone connectors that can recharge most known mobile phone. The built-in rechargeable battery can be recharged through direct sunlight or USB power. It is a portable, environmentally-friendly, lightweight, durable and versatile solar charging product.

http://usb.brando.com/usb-solar-char...88c039d15.html
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Old 5th August 2010, 20:42   #2
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130mAh ? That's ridiculously low, it's good for 10% extra battery life on your device and the 50mA generated by that little solar panel isn't going to help either.
I sure do hope that it's a typo
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it's good for 10% extra battery life on your device
all you need to make that one last emergency call
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Old 6th August 2010, 08:13   #4
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all you need to make that one last emergency call
Like you're going to carry a USB hub with you all the time just in case your battery is flat during an emergency
Then you might be better of with the €11 battery/solar panel from Action. Tough it's better if you charge it via USB because the heat just kills the batteries inside (+60c) and it also reduces the energy output from the solar panel.
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Like you're going to carry a USB hub with you all the time just in case your battery is flat during an emergency
in your car/backpack?
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There is something similar from Arctic Cooling, 4400mWh http://www.arctic-cooling.com/catalo...=82_89&mID=550
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sharp price also
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MSRP (excl. VAT):
16,95 € / US$ 24.60
and looks pretty sleek too

no iPhone support though it seems
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sharp price also

and looks pretty sleek too

no iPhone support though it seems
4400mWh at 5V is only 880mAh. The Action solar panel has a few hunderd mAh's more, costs less and comes with an iPod/iPhone connector
Only downside is the crappy built quality and the fact that when it's empty, it charges a condensator and discharges it every 1-2 seconds (which is good for ruining your battery )
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