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jmke 5th August 2010 16:32

$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

wutske 5th August 2010 20:42

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 :)

jmke 5th August 2010 21:11

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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 :D

wutske 6th August 2010 08:13

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Originally Posted by jmke (Post 261247)
all you need to make that one last emergency call :D

Like you're going to carry a USB hub with you all the time just in case your battery is flat during an emergency :ws:
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.

jmke 6th August 2010 08:34

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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? :)

Stefan Mileschin 6th August 2010 08:50

There is something similar from Arctic Cooling, 4400mWh http://www.arctic-cooling.com/catalo...=82_89&mID=550

jmke 6th August 2010 09:25

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

wutske 6th August 2010 11:30

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Originally Posted by jmke (Post 261253)
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 :-p
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 :no: )


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