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Freeloader travel solar charger
March 23, 2007 The Freeloader travel solar charger provides enough free solar energy to power an iPod for 18 hours or a mobile phone for over 40 hours. Equipped with a series of adaptors and connectors, the Freeloader offers the flexibility to solar charge anything from a digital camera to a Sony PSP. Featuring a stylish metallic silver design, this lightweight, space-saving piece of kit can fit on to a bag, rucksack or attach neatly to a jacket or jean pocket. The free energy produced by the Freeloader makes it the most cost efficient way to power up those energy guzzling gadgets on the move.
Whether it's the height of summer or middle of winter, the Freeloader runs off daylight, rather than just direct sunlight - making it the perfect device - whatever the weather. It is also fitted with small panels which will simultaneously power most handheld gadgets whilst absorbing the solar light cells which charge the device's internal Li-ion battery within 3-5 hours. A USB charging cable also enables you to power-up the Freeloader charger through a PC.
The Freeloader is available from Maplin Electronics for £29.99 at its network of 117 stores in the UK and Ireland.
About the Author
Mike grew up thinking he would become a mathematician, accidentally started motorcycle racing, got a job writing road tests for a motorcycle magazine while at university, and became a writer. As a travelling photojournalist during his early career, his work was published in a dozen languages across 20+ countries. He went on to edit or manage over 50 print publications, with target audiences ranging from pensioners to plumbers, many different sports, many car and motorcycle magazines, with many more in the fields of communication - narrow subject magazines on topics such as advertising, marketing, visual communications, design, presentation and direct marketing. Then came the internet and Mike managed internet projects for Australia's largest multimedia company, Telstra.com.au (Australia's largest Telco), Seek.com.au (Australia's largest employment site), top100.com.au, hitwise.com, and a dozen other internet start-ups before founding Gizmag in 2002. Now he writes and thinks.
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