Eton announced BoostSolar, a solar-powered backup battery pack, allowing you to re-charge smartphones and tablets on the go. A single solar panel, on top, provides the power to recharge its internal lithium battery (5000 mAh), which then provides the stored power to recharge a handheld device twice on a single charge.
With the ability to fully charge in ten hours via the sun, or in seven hours by way of the Micro-USB DC input, BoostSolar includes a standard USB port for charging any of your mobile devices. BoostSolar also boasts the ability to charge multiple backup batteries in succession – simply snap on a removable battery pack and allow it to charge, and then replace it immediately with another to gain unlimited backup power. With the press of a button, LED charge indicators provide the user with the amount of battery charge left in their device.
In addition to being durable and IPX-4-rated splash-proof, BoostSolar also features fastener holes that enable it to be easily attached to a backpack for maximum portability and to charge while you’re on the go.
“With its ability to charge handheld devices and their backup batteries, BoostSolar is the perfect solution when enjoying your outdoor adventures to ensure you always have power to make a call or send an important text,” said Esmail Hozour, CEO of Eton Corporation.
[youtube id=”T1ncrBbcBh8″ width=”610″ height=”373″]
Price and Availability
The Eton BoostSolar will be available Q2 2013 for $99.99. BoostSolar Battery Packs will also be available for purchase separately.