Silver FreeLoader Original
Running out of juice when you're chatting on your mobile, battling aliens on your PSP or listening to your iPod is one of the most annoying things known to mankind. Well it’s not, but it's irritating nonetheless. Thankfully portable gizmos are rechargeable, so you merely plug them into the nearest socket and wait.
But what do you do when you're nowhere near a power source? Well it just so happens that, unless you're reading this from the Planet Tharg, you're always near a power source: the sun.
Okay, so it's not that near, but 93 million miles is nothing to the ingenious FreeLoader Solar Charger
. That's because this smart, eco-friendly
device soaks up the power of the sun and stores it for up to 3 months. You can then use it to charge up your electronic gadgets, anytime, anyplace. Think of it as a portable solar-powered battery
Folds up for excellent portability
Whether you're stuck in nowhereville, hiking in the wilderness or miles from civilisation, the FreeLoader is a must-have accessory. After all a portable gadget minus power is as much use as a rhubarb wristwatch.
Super sleek and barely bigger than a mobile phone, the lightweight aluminium FreeLoader pulls open to reveal two solar panels. Simply charge it up by allowing it to soak up some rays. Its internal battery will then power a mobile phone for up to 44 hours
, an iPod for up to 18hours
, a PSP for up to 2.5 hours and a PDA for up to 22 hours. That’s a lot of juice for such a titchy gizmo. Once the FreeLoader has emptied its charge just power it up again via the sun. You can also charge it via USB if you're near a computer.
The FreeLoader comes with various adaptors for all your power-hungry bits and bobs, so you won't have to take umpteen clumpy chargers on your travels. Versatile? It really is an essential travelling companion
for anyone who never leaves home without some kind of electronic gizmo. And that means you. All hail the sun! All hail the FreeLoader!
Freeloader Battery Charger Accessory
FreeLoader Pro Power Indicator
If you think the FreeLoader is forehead-slappingly clever, check out this nifty charger: it plugs into the FreeLoader and siphons power from its solar battery to charge 2xAA or 2xAAA rechargeable batteries.
When the sun won’t play ball you can also charge the batteries directly via USB (standalone, FreeLoader not required!) and then use your charged batteries to feed your FreeLoader. Brilliant, in a switcheroo kinda way! Finally, you can even pop regular batteries into the FreeLoader Battery Charger and use them to juice up any device compatible with the FreeLoader. Armed with this genius peripheral, running out of power is simply not an option. Charge!