Brunton SolarRoll charges your gadgets using solar power alone

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Solar power is The Future when it comes to charging up gadgets. If only so us poor geeks don’t need an entire drawer bulging with different plugs and chargers for all our devices. And while it’s early days, Brunton’s SolarRoll is a glimpse at that glorious future.

It’s a 58-inch solar panel that rolls up (hence the name), and will supply sun-juice to a range of gizmos, including GPS devices, video cameras and satellite phones (if it also handles mobiles and DS’s, I’m sold).

Oh, hang on, it costs $199-$499 depending on which model you buy, which would explain why it’s favoured by famous mountaineers, for whom this kind of gadget is worth splashing out on. But as the price for this tech comes down, the rest of us will be able to kiss our regular chargers goodbye. Hopefully.

SolarRoll website (via Inhabitat)

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Stuart Dredge

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  • I bought my solar 14 roll from the internet with the vision of charging my laptop off the grid while traveling. After initial test I identified that it was unable to charge my laptop. I contacted Brunton and we arranged to exchange for another. After my second solar roll 14 arrived from Brunton, you can imagine how disappointed I was when testing identified that this solar roll 14 was also unable to charge my laptop. Bottom line is that if you are intend purchasing the solar roll 14 to charge your laptop in the sun (as the product description implies) then be prepared for disappointment

  • I bought my solar 14 roll from the internet with the vision of charging my laptop off the grid while traveling. After initial test I identified that it was unable to charge my laptop. I contacted Brunton and we arranged to exchange for another. After my second solar roll 14 arrived from Brunton, you can imagine how disappointed I was when testing identified that this solar roll 14 was also unable to charge my laptop. Bottom line is that if you are intend purchasing the solar roll 14 to charge your laptop in the sun (as the product description implies) then be prepared for disappointment

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