The black Solio charges your electronics at the same rate as a conventional charger, and stores enough juice to fully charge an average cell phone at least twice or provide more than 20 hours of iPod tunes. In addition, the Solio can charge your electronics directly rather than relying on the built-in battery. An hour of sun, for instance, will deliver enough power for about 50 minutes of MP3 playing time or 10 minutes of cell phone talk time. Finally, the energy in the Solio's built-in battery doesn't need to be redeemed immediately, as it stores the juice for more than a year. The Solio, which measures 2.5 by 1.3 by 4.7 inches (W x H x D), is backed by a one-year warranty.
The Solio hybrid solar charger can power your cell phone, iPod, GPS, and almost any other small device.
- Nominal DC output: 3V, 2A
- Maximum wattage: 6 watts
- Battery: Rechargeable lithium-ion 3.7V, 1.65A cell
- DC input: 5-6V 0.44 Ah
- Dimensions: 4.72 by 1.34 by 2.56 inches (W x H x D)
- Weight: 5.6 ounces
- Temperature range: -4 to 131 degrees F
The sun's energy has always been recognized as powerful. How powerful? The amount of energy that falls on the Earth in one hour is the same amount used by the world's population in one year. With these types of details in mind, Better Energy Systems created the Solio--a hybrid solar charger for small, portable, electronic gadgets. It was introduced at San Francisco's MacWorld in 2005, where it won Best of Show. The Solio quickly caught the consumer's imagination and interest, because it combined convenient, easy-to-use renewable energy with cutting-edge, award-winning design and engineering. With this combined value and appeal, the company continues to receive prestigious awards and acknowledgements for its family of four Solio models, and has now sold more solar systems than any other company in the world.