I have been using the Solarmonkey Adventurer for around six months now. It normally sits in my office window charging and is often grabbed to take out with me to top up the battery on my iPhone 5 and iPad Mini. I have also been known to hang it in the window on a long haul flight when no seat power is supplied. This is a handy and portable free power solution but I mainly use the panel to solve a … [Read more...] about Solar Powered WiFi Solution Using the Solarmonkey Adventurer
So much for heading off-grid to get some writing done. Who am I kidding? I'm not a writer. I'm a bad typer at best. It's all very well heading out to darkest Norfolk thinking that with fewer online distractions I can work better. But I work in multimedia. I need access to the internet to research. I need access to my online backups and clouds resources. I need to upload.. download.. browse.. … [Read more...] about Off-Grid is for adventure, not work.
I just discovered this old (slightly crappy) video from 2008. I still have the Maplin solar flight case but it needs a new Lithium Polymer motorbike battery to slot inside. This morning a friend of mine who is a Journalist in Syria emailed asking me how he can charge his camera batteries and laptop during power cuts. He is planning ahead and looking for a contingency plan should the … [Read more...] about Solar Powered Journalist
Just unboxed this nifty little iPhone solar charger from http://SelectSolar.co.uk It's designed to strap in to your clothing, backpack, bag strap or bike and stores power on an internal battery. I'll give it a test and report back. … [Read more...] about The SolarStrap from @Select_Solar