Off the grid: 10 awesome solar chargers for smartphones and tablets

Off the grid: 10 awesome solar chargers for smartphones and tablets
Raise your hand if you've ever been stuck with a dead cell phone and no charger for it within a 10-mile radius. Okay, chances are you've never been in such a situation, but in case you were, we know what could have helped you get your handset up and running – a solar-powered charger with a convenient USB output. 

Yes, solar-powered chargers for smartphones and tablets exist and come in a broad range of sizes. In the slideshow below, you'll find 10 such chargers, made to provide the vital 5 volts of USB output at any place illuminated by the sun's rays.

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6 Comments

3. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

pretty cool id defiantly get one if i planed on going camping or taking a long hike

7. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

I would probably buy a powerbank and charge it from one of these and never use my mains again.

8. theguy2345

Posts: 1216; Member since: Jun 24, 2014

The guy in the thumbnail looks so casual, just sitting their with his solar charging backpack.

10. 1ceTr0n

Posts: 549; Member since: May 20, 2012

Wow, get a life people...

11. Donbenie

Posts: 260; Member since: Aug 04, 2013

Spammers..

13. TBomb

Posts: 1668; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

I have a home made one of these... not nearly as clean or fancy looking but I pair it with this app:Http://AppStore.com/solartracker (I think the link should work) but t helps track the sun so i know what angle to put my tracker at. super cool stuff

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