If you’re a mobile user who needs a way to keep your gadgets powered when you’re away from an electrical outlet, the Switch 8 is now available. This device is a solar charger system that has a battery that can be charged from the USB port on your computer or from the sun using a foldout solar panel.
battery has a USB port on one end to allow you to charge any device
that has a USB charging cable. There will also be numerous tips
available to support specific devices like the iPhone or Android
The battery is capable of recharging a smartphone fully
in three hours and the battery itself can be recharged fully using solar
power alone and 10 hours. The device carries an MSRP of $119.99.
If you have been patiently waiting for the launch of the new Goal
Zero Switch 8 Portable Recharger, which was unveiled earlier this year,
you will be pleased to learn that Goal Zero has now launched their new solar panel and USB batteries for around $100.
new Goal Zero Switch 8 Portable Recharger has been designed to provide
you with extra juice for your mobile devices and tablets while you are
away from the grid.
of the Switches 8 portable recharger include the ability to link more
than one battery together to be charged at the same time from the panel,
providing you with even more juice when required.
what our products do, but what they empower you to do,” said Joe Atkin,
President and CEO of the Utah-based company. "The Switch 8 Recharger is a
great example of conveniently giving people the freedom to go anywhere
and do anything without worrying about the battery life of their gear.”
batteries are fitted with a flipper up USB connector at one end, and a
USB port at the other, which can be used to charge the batteries from a
USB port rather than the solar panel if required. The Switch 8 when used
with the portable Nomad 3.5 Solar Panel will charge in around six hours
using sunlight, or 4 hours from any USB power source.
Source: Outdoor GB : Engadget