iPhone solar charger…finally

September 27, 2009 by  
Filed under All Gizmos, Solar Powered

Novothink Surge, we’ve been waiting on you. Any time saving the environment comes into action, we want to throw in our part. Picture this, you’re out on a weekend hike and get totally lost or turned around. Alls you have in your possession is your iphone and your Surge iphone solar charger (shame on you for not taking a SPOT).  Give your iPhone 3G or 3GS 2 hours in direct sunlight and you’re got yourself 30 mins of talk time or GPS functionality…if you can weed yourself out of the trees (spelunkers, you’re screwed in this situation, so always know where your’e going). Novothink has an awesome planner you should check out for those longer adventures: http://www.novothink.com/solar-planner/.

Bottom line, it’s bulky but totally worth it for 7 Hamilton’s (that’s $70 for you Aaron Burr lovers). Peep here to see how it works.


Solar Panel

  • State-of-the-art solar panel allows continuous charging from the sun
  • Custom designed and engineered solar panels outputs 5.5V at 100 mAh in full sun
  • 2 hours of direct solar exposure provides about 30 minutes of talk time on a 3G network or 60 minutes of talk time on a 2G network


  • Integrated rechargeable 1500 mAh 3.7 V lithium-ion polymer battery offers 120% capacity of iPhone 3G
  • Advanced lithium-ion polymer battery cell technology prevents overcharging and provides protection from extreme temperature


  • Custom engineered USB 2.0 cable provides high capacity charging and data exchange
  • Powerup and sync with iTunes without removing iPhone 3G or 3G S from case with the provided USB cable
  • Compatible with standard USB charging ports


  • Optimized power management system provides continuous charge to iPhone 3G’s or 3G S’s internal battery
  • Durable, lightweight hard-shell construction with soft-touch grip side sections
  • Integrated 4 LED battery status indicator
  • Built-in Apple certified 30 pin connector
  • Compatibility: iPhone 3G and iPhone 3G S
  • Model No: NT01


Surge solar charger dimensions: 4 7/8 inches X 2 5/8 inches X 7/8 inches Product package dimensions: 7 1/4 inches X 5 1/8 inches X 1 1/2 inches

Package Contents

Surge solar charging case USB cord User manual Novocord
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Be like Samsung…harness the sun

September 27, 2009 by  
Filed under All Gizmos, Solar Powered

Ring ring…hello…it’s for you electronics makers, you were suppose to have already had this solar thing tackled by now! Yes, we consumers are extremelly disappointed but at least some companies are still trying to do the right thing. Plus, this might help when that bear traps you up in a tree for days on end. The bad news is that you would be aiming this dog at the sun for an hour before you could get 5-10 mins of talk time…better make sure it’s a special person. We think the iPhone Surge is a much better but…but if you’re anti-Apple (you windows weenie) then this is your next best bet at the moment.

The specs below are snagged from GSMArena

Also known as Samsung Solar Guru

GENERAL 2G Network GSM 900 / 1800
Announced 2009, June
Status Available. Released 2009, July
SIZE Dimensions 105.2 x 44.2 x 16.4 mm
Weight 77 g
DISPLAY Type CSTN, 65K colors
Size 128 x 128 pixels, 1.52 inches
SOUND Alert types Vibration; Downloadable polyphonic, MP3 ringtones
Speakerphone Yes
MEMORY Phonebook Yes, up to 500 entries
Call records 30 dialed, 30 received, 30 missed calls
Card slot No
DATA GPRS Class 10 (4+1/3+2 slots), 32 – 48 kbps
3G No
Bluetooth No
Infrared port No
Browser WAP 2.0/xHTML
Radio FM radio
Games Yes
Colors Black
Java No
- Flashlight
- Organizer
- Voice memo
- T9
- Mobile Tracker
BATTERY Standard battery, Li-Ion 800 mAh
Stand-by Up to 570 h
Talk time Up to 8 h
Solar cell battery, 1 h charging
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