Sunday, December 9, 2007

Holiday Time: Solar Powered MP3 Charger, SOLIO Universal Portable MP3 Charger

For an eco-conscious gift, this solar powered gadget is awesome...whether the recipient is an eco-conscious individual won't even matter here :o)

Solio™, the Universal "Hybrid" Charger is powerful enough to charge all of your handheld electronic products at home or on the move, anywhere under the sun.

Solio is a Hybrid because it can accept power from either the wall socket or Sun storing this energy within Solio's internal rechargeable battery. Solio then uses this energy to power your gadgets at the same rate as if they were plugged into the wall. Solio will also hold its charge for up to a year.

Solio limits your need to purchase and carry around multiple chargers for all of your gadgets and is your one stop charging solution for all of your products from cell phones and iPods, to digital cameras, game players, and GPS.

One hour of sun will give you enough juice to play your iPod™ for about an hour or provide up to 25 mins of additional talk time on most cell phones.

When fully charged Solio can store enough power to charge a typical cell phone or an iPod Nano at least two times. Have you plugged into the Sun lately?

Provides emergency power for your mobile gadgets anywhere you go.

  • Provides an emergency power source when away from power outlets.
  • Adapter tips allow you to power multiple gadgets with a single charger ( tips for most products included in pack.)
  • Works with multiple gadgets, including mobile phones, iPhone™, Bluetooth® headsets, smartphones/PDAs, MP3 players, portable gaming devices, digital cameras, GPS and much more.
  • Reusable - use it again and again.
  • Compact lightweight design - convenient for travel or emergency use.
"Solio Classic Hybrid Charger offers the greatest range of compatibility with your devices, right out of the box! Your Solio includes: Click on tip for compatibility. o Adapter tip system cable o USB Port Replicator tip (powers iPhone and iPod) o Mini-USB tip o Nokia tip o Sony Ericsson tip o Samsung tip o LG tip o Global travel charger with US/UK/EU/AU-NZ adapters o Window suction cup o Instruction manual Award-winning, compact and versatile - Solio stores power from the sun or socket; freeing you to recharge your mobile phone, iPod and other handheld devices anywhere, anytime. A fully charged Solio will recharge the average phone up to two times, or give you up to 15 hours of MP3 music. Solio's intelligent internal circuitry and Adapter Tip System lets you charge devices at about the same rate as their dedicated wall chargers." Tech Specs

"Give it to me straight"

Solio Classic

  • Rated Output: 4 -12V, 0 - 1 Amp (max)

  • Solar panel output: 155mA @ 6V

  • Weight: 5.6 ounces

  • Internal Battery: Rechargeable 3.6 volts, 1600mAh lithium-ion

  • Wall charger: 6v / 420 mAh Global travel adapter with US/UK/EU/AU/NZ adapters

  • Dimensions (LxHxW): 4.7 x 1.3 x 2.5 in.

  • Temperature Range: -20°C to 55°C ( -22F to 131 )

(Photos from Neiman Marcus --where the device can be purchased in the sweet piano black color shown in the second image!)