So, assuming you decide to pack a few devices for you next multiday outing. How can you keep them charged? There is, of course, the car. With cigarette lighter adapters, most electronics can be tied-in to your car’s battery for extra juice.
But what if you’re not driving much or are anywhere near your car once you arrive? Do you really want to put extra drain on your battery, particularly among the more remote, less populous destinations?
The latest and greatest alternatives to solving this problem include renewable energy, and for the most part by way of solar power. A few companies seem to have cornered this market and developed products that allow for the capture and storage of sunlight into portable batteries.
The capacity of these gadgets also ranges from extremely portable and light, designed solely to power smaller devices, to larger and slightly heavier capable of charging a laptop or even jump-start your car!
Some of the more popular portable energy products and brands include:
Brunton Explorer Solar Panel. Designed for charging hand-held devices, it quickly folds and easily stores in your car or pack.
Brunton Solaris 26 Solar Array. A heavier-duty option, capable of charging hand held electronics, a well as laptop computers and jump-starting your car.
Solio Rocsta Charger. Used for any number of hand-held devices and can be charged via a USB connection or wall charger, in addition to solar.
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