SunVolt Solar Charger Promises ''Outlet-Like'' Charging

Portable solar chargers can be found just about anywhere these days, but one critical difference which sets Kickstarter project SunVolt apart from its large pool of competitors is its ability to charge multiple electronic devices as quickly and effectively as an outlet found in your home. While other trickle charging solar devices may take their sweet time charging your gadgets, SunVolt creator Don Cayelli claims his device charges all of your gadgets directly from the sun with "outlet speeds."

Apparently the magic comes from the device's monocrystalline photovoltaic panels. The technology allows room for very efficient solar charging in a smaller, compact package. Backed by a lifetime warranty, the charger comes in a ballistic nylon package and two versions: a 15W and a 10W. The larger of the two measures like a notebook case when zipped up, with dimensions of 17.5 x 11.5 x 1.5-inches while the smaller measures in at 13 x 11.5 x 1.5-inches.The 15W package features three charging ports while the 10W package features two. In addition, both chargers will have a pair of USB charging slots along with Micro-USB ad Mini-USB ports. An affordable pledge of $85 will get you a 10W SunVolt while a $105 pledge will get you the 15W edition. With just 8 days left until funding, the project has achieved $44,311 with an original goal of $30,000. Head on over to the Kickstarter page here to reserve your very own SunVolt.


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  • back_by_demand
    Seriously? Motorola and Nokia have the biggest and most hyped announcment in years, covered by every tech website worth reading and this story is the best you can come up with?
    Disgusted, sick of tuning in to Tom's with news so irrellevant or out of date I may as well get my tech news from I Can Haz Cheezburger
  • Anonymous
    That is some terrible soldering right there
  • Vorador2
    I personally think it's too good to be true.