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.
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