There are many criteria to consider when buying a tablet, smartphone, notebook or any other portable device. For some people screen resolution is most important, others place processor speed on the forefront as they multitask or play resource intensive games. In all portable devices however battery strength is always one of the most important specs. There are ways to extend the battery life, sure, but when you’re outside the grid and you need the power, you’d do just about anything to power up. Here is where portable solar panels come in handy.
Simply plugin your phone, or netbook to a light portable solar panel and keep hiking, or biking. Designed for recreational activities, but useful everywhere without access to power, solar energy can recharge your battery on the go. Portable solar panel simply collects the power from the sun and deliver much needed charge to your portable mp3 player, or phablet.
There are various light and flexible options to choose from, varying in sizes and power options, or designs. Most popular are foldable, or rollable units with AC USB outputs for smartphones or laptops, or DC 12-volt for DC accessories.
Remote cottage country enthusiasts appreciate the light source, but so do cities and villages for lighting up signs and saving money in the process. More recently solar power have been used in garden lighting, or outside spotlights at entrances to buildings. Camping trailers and tents are commonly lighten up using rechargeable light sources. Campers can recharge their navigations and various bluetooth devices.
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