UPDATE: The Solio originally sold for around $100. 10 years later it’s been updated with newer technology, better solar panels and the Solio Mono sells for under $20. Definitely a bargain! The Solio is available here from Amazon.com.
Screw the charger! Use the sun! Runners, outdoor enthusiasts, and travelers will love the Solio solar-powered electronics charger. No more worrying about battery life while you are camping. Now, you can charge anywhere you can find sunlight!
Charge Anywhere, Anytime, with Solio!
The Solio stores power from the sun, USB, or socket; freeing you to recharge your mobile phone, MP3 players, GPS, Bluetooth earpieces, portable game systems and other handheld devices anywhere, anytime. One hour of sun = 15 minutes talk time or 40 minutes of MP3 music.
Compatible With Any Device
Solio’s intelligent internal circuitry and Adapter Tip System lets you charge devices at about the same rate as their dedicated wall chargers. And it’s universal. You can use Solio to charge virtually all of your devices. Just change the adaptor tip to USB, Mini-USB, Nokia, LG, Samsung, Sony Ericsson, or iPod.
Do Your Charging Outside
The Solio also comes with a suction cup so it can easily be attached to any window including your home, office, car or even an airplane. But after noticing it took longer to charge when I was in my car, I spoke to an engineer friend of mine. Apparently, most glass, especially auto glass, is designed to reduce the full impact of the sun. This prevents your car from getting too hot, the sun fading the interior, passengers get sunburned, etc. So for best results, go outside to charge your Solio.
Free Clean & Green Power
Solio generates free and clean solar energy immediately. Replacing your wall and car chargers with Solio reduce your ecological footprint. It’s about time you did something for the environment.
Invest In The Future
Finally – one of the main reasons I invested in this device was to support a company and technology that needs to advance. By buying this product, I hope the company will make enough to continue to develop better products for us in the future.
Frank Wilson is a retired teacher with over 30 years of combined experience in the education, small business technology, and real estate business. He now blogs as a hobby and spends most days tinkering with old computers. Wilson is passionate about tech, enjoys fishing, and loves drinking beer.