We stopped reporting on solar battery chargers a while back. It just seemed to me like a sub-optimal use of solar technology. I mean, for the most part, the panel sits around doing nothing. And it's not like battery charging uses a really significant amount of the world's energy (though it's certainly growing.)
But for those of you who have your hearts set on charging your batteries with the sun, the big guns have just joined the game. Energizer, who employs a bunny that is, apparently, fusion powered, is debuting a solar battery charger at CES in January.
The device will power charge AA or AAA batteries, and has a USB port for charging cellphones and iPods and the like. The weather-proof design hints at it's true use, charging up while beyond the reach of civilization.
Because, really, what's the use of back country hiking if you can't watch youtube videos on your iPhone while you're out there.
written by BruceMcF, December 23, 2008
written by Clarke, December 23, 2008
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