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Freeloader Pico – take the slow train to charge-ville and I’ll meet you at the station…


The Freeloader Pico is small, delicate and iPodyish, but it’ll take you 10 hours to charge its internal battery, which could be a tad too long if it’s an emergency call you’re wanting. Still, it’s nice to know there’s a solar fall back if the USB recharger part fails you in the desert. For some reason. $39.99.

 # Compact and lightweight solar charger for small electronic devices # Advanced solar cell and lithium ion battery technology # Solar panels will charge its internal battery in as little as 10 hours # If you’re lazy or pressed for time, you can charge the Pico’s internal battery via USB # Delivers its charge to your cell phone, iPod, or GPS in just 30 minutes # Provides up to: * 35 hours on mobile phone * 14 hours on iPod * 1.5 hours on GPS

Nigel is the managing editor of the Red Ferret, as well as a freelance columnist for the Sunday Times newspaper in London. Loves tech and fancies himself as a bit of a futurist, but then don’t we all?

Nigel – who has written posts on The Red Ferret Journal.

1 Comment

  • Those power times sound a bit inflated for 800mAh battery. I'm thinking they calculated them the same way manufacturers calculate laptop battery times (brightness all the say down, system running just about standby, not real-world active use).

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