Category: Eco-Design and Sustainable Technology
Solar Components Joos Orange
The Solar Components Joos Orange travel charger is a portable, sun-powered outlet. You leave it in the sun (or connect it to any USB power source), it soaks up the rays (even on rainy days or in the shade), and it stores that energy for charging your gadgets’ batteries later. Connected via a USB cable and a range of adapter tips, it can charge phones, media players, iPads, cameras, e-readers, and most other portable devices–no laptops, however. Solar Components claims that the Joos Orange converts 1 hour of sunbathing time to 2 hours of cell-phone talk time, that it can charge devices 3.5 times more quickly than competing solar chargers, and that it’s tough enough to withstand drops or a dip underwater.