Need a boost for your electronics with no outlet in sight? The best place to turn is solar charging, but you’ll need the right equipment to get the job done. There are all sorts of specialty products out there that cater to specific devices, but how about one that will not only work for whatever you’re doing, but charge just about anything you have on hand?
The Kickr IV Solar Charging Panel is compact, efficient, and can can be fitted to your needs, as it’s just a booklet-sized package of panels. It can charge anything that uses USB, and will take care of anything from your smartphone to a kindle within 1.4-4.4 hours. It has a 1 Amp output, and weighs less that a pound. Fully opened it measures at 39.5 x 7.32”, and folded it only measures 7.32 x 7.32”. You can affix it to your backpack while you hike or walk to class, or set it next to a window to save on the electric bill. This is one of those items that will make up for its worth with use, as the cost up front is around $130.