Folks at WirelessGround have announced the launch of a new solar powered mobile phone charger that will be of great help to those of you who are always on the move or live in areas with intermittent power cuts.
The solar charger comes with a capacity of 1800mAh and at 93.5 grams, is pretty much portable. However, the Monaco solar phone charger is not just limited to iPhones. The charger is compatible with most models of Blackberry, LG, Motorola, HTC, Nokia, Palm and Nokia phones as well. Users of iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch will however require the Apple dock connector to USB cable.
In addition to solar power, the charger may also be charged via AC power or using a computer. Charging time is noted to be anywhere between 6 and 8 hours.
Nokia is learned to be working on a bicycle charger kit that will offer an easy way out for people in locations where power is unreliable to be able to effectively charge their Nokia handsets on the move. The eco-friendly method will make use of a dynamo to convert the mechanical energy from the bicycle to electrical energy for the Nokia handset. The accessory is set to launch in late 2010.
While this is no doubt a novel method, I have doubts regarding its success. Countries where this accessory is much needed are also places where theft is common. And it looks unreasonable to expect mobile phone owners to leave such a kit on their bicycle while they are parked outside. What is needed is a more detachable model for use when needed.
What do you think?
[Nokia via SlashGear]