Great little solar panel
This is a great little solar panel. It is simple to use, there isn't a bunch of parts that you have to keep track of. I really like the internal battery, so you don't have to have something plugged into it for it to charge. This allows you to clip it to you pack during the day to charge, and then you can charge you gps or other devices even after the sun goes down. I got it down to one bar of power, and it charged half of an ipods battery. The special Apple mode is nice. Overall a great buy, I can't wait to use it again.
Great little thing
This is a great little thing to have around everywhere you go. I live in Vegas so its practically always sunny out here.
With this thing on full charge i get 84% charge on my iphone until the solio goes dead (good enough for me)(on the iphone charge setting(blue light)). But for the money I paid, I wish it would at least come with some sort of case or sheath or something, but oh well, I'll live.
smart concept of the sundial thingy. While other solar chargers dont have that in mind.
This is the second solar charger I bought, however it is the best small solar charger I have used. Surprisingly it is very durable, I dropped it from the roof of my car and it landed panel down, picked it up and it was fine. All this being said, it is a great product, charges fast in open sky, and relatively "fast" in cloudy skies. Overall worth the money, and the fact that it charges open or closed is great addition by solio.
Excellent Charger for Camping!!
This device is so convenient; I can charge it from the wall and bring it with me as an extra battery pack for my phone.
It is also awesome for camping! I leave it outside at the campsite while I hike, and I come back to a full charge. Provides excellent peace of mind that my phone will have power in case of an emergency!
Best money I've spent at Campmor
I haven't plugged my phone, MP3 players or Nook into a wall outlet since I got the Bolt!
I leave the charger in a sunny spot and plug my gear into it when needed. Recharges in about 4 hours.
Great for hiking and camping and Solio makes a USB AA battery for my gear that requires them.
So simple, even a caveman could use it.
I purchased this device for backcountry use and it performed well. The instructions were easy to follow and simple to perform making this solar charger a top rated item for me.
It is so lightweight that it is a no brainer. Spare batteries are no longer taking up weight and space in my pack!
Solar takes time
Great for keeping in touch during a 4-5 day hike. My days of disappearing for days are over, this product is great. It takes a while to charge by solar but it also takes a while to loose charging power. Great indicator included.
Haven't plugged phone or ipod into an outlet since I got this charger. I lay it on the dash of the car or on the back porch ... any sunny spot and the sun does its thing!
Good product in a small package!
Got this to help charge GPS, cell phones while out hiking/camping. Haven't used it in the field yet (hiking/camping in winter here in Oregon is at a minimum...)but tried it at home and it worked great!
Great choice for backcountry iPhone use
The charge I left with was helpful on an overnight backpacking trip. I could use my iPhone without worrying about day 2!!!