Disruptive Technology Channels has announced that it is distributing the Solio, a portable charger and battery back-up for the iPod that charges its internal battery from ergonomically designed solar panels.
Tom Dudderidge, managing director, Disruptive Technology Channels, commented: “The Solio is a fantastic accessory for any serious iPod user. Using its solar panels or mains adaptor, it can store enough power for a complete iPod battery recharge. This means that iPod users will never have to worry about battery life again when they are on the move!”
The Solio uses highly efficient, windproof and weather proof, solar cells (patent pending) to generate energy from natural sunlight; and store it in the high capacity integrated Lithium Ion battery. It takes 4 hours of mains power or 8-10 hours of direct sunlight to fully charge the empty internal battery. This is enough for a full re-charge of an iPod.
The Solio is ergonomic and compact, designed for style and functionality it is made from recycled and recyclable lightweight robust materials. When closed it will easily slip into a shirt pocket and weighs 165 grams (dimensions when closed: 120mm x 65mm x 34mm).
The Solio charger works in temperatures from -20°C to 55°C.