For those of you with the 3G, you may have noticed an issue with a rather short battery life. Well, Mobilefun has a solar powered case that will help you with that problem. The solar case can provide enough charge for functional use in less than 3 hours, but it will take a full 10 hours to fill the battery. Maybe the thing to do is leave the case on the dashboard or window sill all day, then charge your phone up at night.
The case uses a solar panel to soak up sun, holds generated energy in a 1500 mAh battery, and then charges up your phone when you insert it. If there isn’t enough sunlight for a good charge, you can also use a mini USB; but if that’s the case you might as well charge your phone the “regular” way. The solar case is compatible with all iPhones, so if you have an older phone, you can still get your time in the sun.
Perhaps this is coming out a little late for Matthew Sparkes to test out, so we don’t know how well it will work…yet. I’m sure there will be reports on its effectiveness after it comes out in mid-August. But every little way to utilize renewable energy is a step forward. And this way, you don’t have to wait for the price to drop on the solar cell phone.
written by SocialDynamite.com, August 05, 2008
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