Soldius 1 Solar Charger

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Pros: nice compact design

Cons: needs to be pointed right at the sun to work

I got a Soldius charger as a grand prize in the second Huddler contest, and was pretty excited.  However, so far I've been pretty disappointed with its performance.

 

My main problem is that I don't have a good place to put the Soldius outdoors.  My dogs have free reign of the backyard, so I can't leave it somewhere out there.  Plus I don't like leaving my electronics out in the sun.  I tried to put it in a window that faces the sun in the morning, but it doesn't seem to produce very much charge in that setup.  Sometimes it seems to be enough to charge up my wireless headset, but when I plugged in my cell phone and iPod, it did bubkus.

 

Once I tried putting the Soldius on top of the shed in my backyard with the iPod connected to it for a couple hours, but I didn't get it pointed directly at the sun, and it didn't charge up the iPod at all (which also got quite hot sitting out in the sun).

 

So overall I'm pretty disappointed.  It seems like you have to have the Soldius pointed right at the sun for it to work, and I can't spend all day adjusting its position, even if I had an indoor location that received sunlight all day.  I'll probably just use it as my headset recharger and hope it can produce enough energy to accomplish that much.

Soldius 1 Solar Charger
Description:

Soldius has developed, manufactures and sells, the highest quality, stylish and aesthetic products combined with State of the Art technology which provides people everywhere in the world the ability to use solar energy for charging their everyday electronic devices. “Today’s increased functionality of mobile phones places enormous energy demands on the handset’s battery. Without an interim replenishing charge, current battery technology struggles to maintain the daily demands of enhanced handsets, for example Bluetooth peripherals, video, imaging etc”. People truly want to be mobile and independent from energy as well, whether it’s waiting at the airport or climbing a mountain. Now mobile can truly mean mobile; the power of the handset is now without limits. Maximum Solar Power Tracking is a unique technology developed by Soldius. The Soldius engineering team includes the experts that have developed MSPT® standards for Solar Charging Devises and are responsible for several applicable patents/patents pending. Soldius is presently involved in Solar Charging developments with leading manufacturers of laptops/notebooks, PDA’s, MP3 players, digital cameras and almost all other portable devices.

Details:
DetailValue
Size135x80x10mm; 85 g
Additional Features2-3 hours charging time in direct sunlight
TypeCharger
Rated Power/Wattage GeneratedRated output direct sunlight: 5.6 V- 320mA
Release Date
Models:
Model Name/TypeMPNEAN/UPC