Fun In the Sun: iPhone Solar Powered Charger/Case

What we have here is a solar-powered iPhone case/charger, from, an Asian technology importer. And if you think about it, it's really not too shabby an idea.

The cost of this clever case is $48 and it is made of black leather, includes a 3.7-volt rechargeable battery, and a built-in photocell. Two versions are available, a flip-top and a side holster.

How long does it take to fully charge your iPhone? 12 hours in direct sunlight. While that is a long time in the sun, it's better than nothing if you are spending your day at the beach and need battery power. Or if you need some emergency juice, give it a few minutes and you'll have the battery power for a quick call.

If you try it out, let us know how you like it!

(Via MacDailyNews)

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Fun In the Sun: iPhone Solar Powered Charger/Case


thats friggin awesome :D
only problem is that you would have to hold it to the sun if you were walking

I've got similar thing from ebay 3 weeks ago. Piece of crap. Battery unusable, it can't even charge the phone.

This is a cool idea but I'm skeptical about how good it would actually work in a real world situation. Hopefully I'm wrong, because if I am, I'd probably buy one of these cases/chargers because I'm into the whole solar energy thing.

I think I'm going to buy that case. But their website is kind of confusing. How do you choose which style case you want? When you add it to your cart it just says "case". And is the side holster the type that clips on your belt?

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