Solio Charger takes about 3 hours to fully charge in bright sunlight
and this will recharge a mobile phone twice.
is a great way for birders to cut down their carbon footprint and
save on money for batteries at the same time, and with such strong
sunshine in Thailand there is plenty of opportunity to benefit from
free electricity every day.
The Solio Charger
only weighs 156 grams in the hand, although the whole pack, including
tips and wall adaptor weighs in at almost 1 kilogram.
The only thing
that does not come supplied with the charger is a carrying case,
although it is a rather robust piece of kit. However, the good news
for fans of recycling is that a carrying case made from recycled
Columbian truck tyres is available to protect it from falls onto
hard surfaces; this may be an advisable addition to protect the
solar panels: Tread
news is that the price of the Solio charger has recently been reduced
by £10 and is now available for less than £50.
production of the Solio
Universal Solar Charger has had its carbon emissions
offset. The Solio Charger seems like a gadget that could have been
designed for travellers in Thailand.