Solartab: The Portable Solar Charger
“We believe the future will be more positive and that clean energy will find its way into new product groups and uses.” Simon Methi, Solartab
Like many people, I’m glued to my power-hungry iPhone. That and my ancient Macbook, which despite a replacement battery still seems to consume more juice than a hungover student.
Inspired recently by Erica Buist’s review of the sunshine solar charger (which sadly seems to be a triumph of style over function), I started casting the net around for a practical, portable solar charger that would mean I wasn’t racing to the nearest plug point every time I hit 20%.
I came across the Solartab, a portable solar charger which last week smashed its $30,000 target on Kickstarter, raising more than $60,000 in just a few weeks. Intrigued by the surprise success of the project (and by the fact the team are based just…
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