The NovoThink Surge is an all-in-one case, extra battery and solar charger for your iPhone 3G/ or iPod Touch. How is this possible? It’s made possible by technology! Yes, the Surge is a clip-on case similar to the Mophie Juice Pack that provides extra power via its internal battery as well as being able to recharge via the solar cells on it’s hardened exterior. It has a pass-through for the 30-pin connector, as well as the camera of course, so you can use it normally without having to remove it from the case.
It’s a fairly hefty bit of kit and makes your phone a bit bigger, but it comes with a lanyard and there’s also an optional belt clip to hang it off your jeans.
If you’re wondering how much sun you need to keep yourself on-the-air, NovoThink have provided you with a Solar Planner. Just enter the length of your trip, weather conditions and your usage and it will tell you how long you need to keep your phone on the charge. There’s also an iPhone app for it. The Surge only works with the iPhone 3G, 3GS and the Touch and it’s priced at US$69.95.
Surge for iPhone 3G and 3G S With NOVOTHINK’s hybrid solar charger case, you can now powerup your iPhone literally anywhere under the sun. Our solar panel technology enables you to be part of the solar energy solution.