Electric outlets don’t grow on trees. Campers learn that fact very quickly. Electronic devices become dead weight bricks in the wilderness if you don’t have a way to charge them. That’s where the JOOS Orange portable solar charger comes in handy.
The waterproof JOOS Orange portable solar charger gives you access to endless solar energy. It offers simplicity and effectiveness, combined with ruggedness and compact design (8.5 x 5.75 x .75 inches), to make it a great portable solar charger. It charges devices in low light, shade and even light rain.
The JOOS Orange portable solar charger is compatible with any USB device, including cell phones, smart phones, tablets, MP3 players, GPS units, portable game players and digital cameras. JOOS claims the charger converts one hour of direct sunshine into as much as two hours of talk time on a 3G phone.
Adjustable legs make it easy to keep the solar panel pointing toward the sun; a lanyard hole lets you quickly clip the charger to carabiner or security cable.
The JOOS Orange portable solar charger comes with PC/Mac software that monitors charging activity in real time.
The JOOS Orange portable solar charger weighs in at about 1.5 pounds, which can be a bit of a drag. But if you want to keep a compact and powerful electric source with you when you are hiking into the back country, you can’t go wrong with this rugged device.
Cost is $149.