USB Solar panel for my FUZE

I’m not sure why,   I have no solid reason to buy one of these.  But …   for some reason I want one :slight_smile:

USB solar powered adapter for my Fuze/Clip/mobile.  There are several manufacturers that have them.     Does anyone have one?  Hints tips comments welcome

http://usb.brando.com.hk/prod_detail.php?prod_id=00527

OR

http://www.treehugger.com/files/2008/12/energizer-solar-battery-charger.php

Lol, now i want one to!

I have read what it said, but I still don’t get how it works. can anyone explain. I might get one, seeing it is pretty useful

@mc_hammer wrote:
I have read what it said, but I still don’t get how it works. Can anyone explain. I might get one, seeing it is pretty useful

As I understand it.  both of these Solar panels have the Solar panel + a battery.   While the solar panel converts energy from the sun or bright light source it will charge the battery.     Then you can plug in a USB device and it will charge from the battery and/or the solar panel.   Its like a green solution to power your devices that charge off a USB connection.     MP3 players, mobile Phones, etc.   I could see using it on long trips,   camping/hiking trips.  but I’m not sure I have a real need.  Maybe it just looks cool  ^_^     For around 49.00 US dollars for the Energizer one,  I was thinking that wouldn’t be so bad.   you can charge AA or AAA rechargeable batteries with it as well.   I believe the hk version maybe even better, if I could find a USA company that imports and sells it.

Also the SOLIO company has two models.

http://www.solio.com/charger/

Website has photo of Obama receiving one (as a gift I assume)

@blackdog_sansa wrote:

Also the SOLIO company has two models.

http://www.solio.com/charger/

 

Website has photo of Obama receiving one (as a gift I assume)

Now THERE’S a topic for discussion!

Just WHAT do you suppose our new president has on his .mp3 player?

(I’ll bet you though I was going to use the I-word, didn’t you?) :stuck_out_tongue:

@blackdog_sansa wrote:

Also the SOLIO company has two models.

http://www.solio.com/charger/

 

Website has photo of Obama receiving one (as a gift I assume)

Now THERE’S a topic for discussion!

Just WHAT do you suppose our new president has on his .mp3 player?

(I’ll bet you thought I was going to use the I-word, didn’t you?) :stuck_out_tongue:

@blackdog_sansa wrote:

Also the SOLIO company has two models.

http://www.solio.com/charger/

 

Website has photo of Obama receiving one (as a gift I assume)

Solio’s look cool, specs are good.  price is high.  

I was presented to him, I think Obama was trying to figure out what it was,  I don’t think he knows what a Green energy solution is,   I don’t think Bush did either  >.<   LOL

I think this would only work in the artic for 1/2 the year,  other half there not enough sunlight.  This artic guy needs a Sansa Logo on his jacket.   I think everything he’s wearing was given to him to be advertised.

$80 and up for these? They don’t seem very practical for most people. i guess with time similar items might drop to under $20. I could see many buying them at $20 or less, but for $80 or more, it will just be a small niche. Remember that there are crank powered chargers which may be cheaper, and which don’t rely on having adequate sunlight.