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Topic # 74634 4-Jan-2011 12:47 Send private message

So we bought the Freeloader Solar charger to take away camping with us and despite the massive amounts of sunshine were not that impressed.

http://www.dse.co.nz/dse.shop/4d225e830411aade2743c0a87f3b06bd/Product/View/O3380

At $80 the box said it would give you up to 2hrs talktime.  Hmmm on the HTC it would be lucky to give you 30mins.  And despite saying it would work with your iPod and iPhone it was definitely not combatible with iPhone 4. The employee said it worked on his dad's iPhone 3 though. On a bright note, DSE were great and despite it being over their normal 2wk return for refund policy they refunded me in full.

So I thought I would share this info (so you do not rush out and buy one) and also ask if anyone has had a better experience with other solar powered phone charging options?




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  Reply # 423933 4-Jan-2011 13:41 Send private message

I had once thought about getting one of those Freeloaders from DSE. However upon taking a look at one in the shop my first impressions were that the build quality left something to be desired. So I stayed away.

I haven't yet got a solar charger, however I've been close to purchasing one of the following:

http://www.todae.com.au/Products/giftsuniquegifts/iphonesolarchargingcase/
http://www.todae.com.au/Products/postxmasecosale/powermonkeyexplorerkit/
http://www.todae.com.au/Products/phonesolarchargers/soliosolarpowercharger/

Full range here:
http://www.todae.com.au/Products/phonesolarchargers/

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  Reply # 423961 4-Jan-2011 15:55 Send private message

I brought a cheap one off TradeMe last summer, borrow it and give it a thrash if you want.

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