I’m looking for recommendations for portable solar chargers.
[li]Under 10 oz.[/li][li]Not a weird shape (like my current, under-powered, weirdly-rounded Solio, a fine iPod charger but not much else). Rectangular. [/li][li]Can be charged and used as a battery (unlike some products that function as a solar-to-device pass-through power source, but can’t store a charge).[/li][li]Has both the capacity to charge and tips/adapters to accommodate an iPod, Android phone, Galaxy tablet, folding Bluetooth keyboard. I can use some additional cords or a coupling component, but I’d rather not because they get misplaced or make looser connections. [/li][li]Quick charge time is a plus.[/li][/ul]
The goal is to expand my capacity to charge from a source other than the wall, so I won’t need to plug sensitive electronics into a fluctuating/dubious power supply while traveling. I often charge my netbook, unplug it, then charge the smaller devices from it by USB, but even though a netbook is pretty light, it’s not as light as using my phone or a tablet for checking email or blogging, and it doesn’t fit in my preferred travel shoulder bag. Plus, I’d rather not blow out my netbook.
Your thoughts, suggestions, caveats? I could also use a plug converter with a 110/250V surge strip, but I’d just as soon keep away from wall power when possible.