People are starting to carry extra battery packs to charge their various devices – phones, tablets, speakers, MP3 players, etc. The Solio Bolt is a typical battery pack, but it has the added solar panels built in so you can charge your device on the beach or in the event of a power outage. You can also plug it into a wall, like any other charger, for a quicker charge when power is available.
A full battery pack will charge approximately two standard cell phones. It takes around four hours to charge when plugged into a standard outlet and it takes between eight and ten hours to charge using the solar panels.
This is a great gift for the environmentally conscious architect or someone who spends their days on the beach. It is also quite useful for people who live in neighborhoods prone to long power outages.