In the last post we talked about Sanyo’s Eneloop rechargeable batteries. These batteries come fully charged, do not lose charge over time, and can last over 19 years!
We should your batteries run out of juice, just pop ‘em into the charger and you’re ready to go.
…but why use traditional power when there’s an even greener way to recharge them?
Enter the Eneloop Solar Charger.
This charger uses the sun to produce power, and can charge an eneloop battery in as little as 2.5 hours, must faster than even a traditional wall-powered battery charger.
In addition to charging batteries, the eneloop solar charger provides the first solar powered USB port. Providing DC 5v, 500mA output, the solar charger can charge any device you would normally charge through USB.
The solar charger is available now, but extremely hard to find outside of Japan. If you do find it, expect to pay about $170.