|Brand Name||Premier Products Worldwide|
|Item Weight||1.6 ounces|
|Product Dimensions||3.7 x 1.6 x 0.4 inches|
|Item model number||JB01S|
|Number of Items||1|
JuiceBar JB01S Pocket Solar Charger
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I'm willing to chalk up the poor performance on the phone charge to my finicky phone, but there is another, more disappointing aspect to the Juicebar: Once I empty its batteries the solar charging feature is useless. I had my fully emptied Juicebar sitting in direct sunlight for 8+ hours and it didn't charge at all. Once I connected it to a computer via USB and got a little bit of charge in it the solar charging feature started working again, but this is an unfortunate flaw. When I purchased the charger I did so thinking it would be a good thing to have in case of emergencies, extended power outages, camping trips, etc. but knowing that the battery won't recharge from the solar panels once it completely empties limits its effectiveness in this regard.
UPDATE: As two commenters have pointed out, had I read the instruction book I would have noticed that there is a small reset button on the unit that will re-activate the Juicebar if it fully runs out of battery life. I have bumped up my review by a star, but will say in the defense of non-instruction readers like me that the button is not labeled and is a pinhole reset button like one you might find on a DVD-drive that requires inserting a paperclip or something else similarly small & narrow to press it. So no, it is no longer 'useless' once it runs out, but it is a bit frustrating for the asking price if need to reset it after every third or fourth charge (as has been the case in my experiences). Thanks to J. Miller and L. Flanigan for pointing out my mistake!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I bought this item on Amazon and have only had it a few weeks. First off, DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY! It is a pain to carry around and keep up with and most of the time when I'm at... Read morePublished on February 16, 2011 by nthoop25
This is OK as a spare battery, I guess, but the solar charging part is complete baloney. I let it sit in the sunlight for a long time and there is no evidence of any charging. Read morePublished on December 14, 2010 by Ezra
It is the same mah as my phone so only good for one charge. The bonus I guess is you can leave it in the sun all day and recharge your phone that night. Read morePublished on October 12, 2010 by Brody Avalon
Product does not work very well charging phones. It has to be reset every time try to charge phone. Even setting in the sun it will not fully charge phone. We are returning it.Published on June 24, 2010 by Amazon Customer