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JOOS Orange Portable Solar Charger

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    JOOS Orange Portable Solar Charger

    The JOOS Orange portable solar charger gives you access to endless solar energy. It charges devices in low light, shade and even light rain, up to 3.5 times faster than many other portable chargers. See details

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    The JOOS Orange portable solar charger gives you access to endless solar energy. It charges devices in low light, shade and even light rain, up to 3.5 times faster than many other portable chargers.

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    The JOOS Orange portable solar charger gives you access to endless solar energy. It charges devices in low light, shade and even light rain, up to 3.5 times faster than many other portable chargers.

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    The JOOS Orange portable solar charger gives you access to endless solar energy. It charges devices in low light, shade and even light rain, up to 3.5 times faster than many other portable chargers.

    • Charger is compatible with any USB device, including cell phones, smart phones, tablets, MP3 players, GPS units, portable game players and digital cameras
    • Tough and compact design is waterproof and portable for ease of use in a wide range of conditions
    • White case, internal heat sink and ventilation holes reduce heat absorption to help maximize energy-gathering efficiency
    • Internal, 5,400mAh battery can be charged with sunlight or from a USB power source; battery holds a charge for years and can charge an iPhone® up to 3.5 times
    • Fast and powerful charger converts 1 hr. in direct sunshine into as much as 2 hrs. of talk time on a 3G phone; it charges faster than your phone can use the power!
    • myJoos dashboard displays the battery's charge level and how much solar power is being generated
    • Adjustable legs make it easy to keep the solar panel pointing toward the sun; lanyard hole lets you quickly clip the charger to carabiner or security cable
    • The JOOS Orange portable solar charger comes with PC/Mac software that monitors charging activity in real time

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    JOOS Orange Portable Solar Charger Specs
    Specification
    Description
    Best use
    Multisport
    12 hrs. direct sun/4 -5 hrs. USB
    USB
    Yes
    Lithium
    3V 6000 mA (18W)
    5400 mAh
    5V 1000 mA
    Urethane
    8.5 x 5.75 x .75 inches
    No
    24 ounces
    Charge time (hrs)
    External charge
    Battery included
    Battery type
    Solar cell output capacity
    Battery storage capacity (mAh)
    Power output to device (mA)
    Material(s)
    Dimensions
    Foldable
    Weight

    JOOS Orange Portable Solar Charger

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    JOOS Orange Portable Solar Charger is rated 3.5122 out of 5 by 41.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Performance I got this as a gift for my daughter who has started a tech service non-profit firm operating in Mombasa, Kenya, where power fails about once a week, but the sun shines a lot. Usually power gets restored before a laptop battery is exhausted, but when the power fails, frequently internet access gets interrupted so keeping a personal hotspot going keeps network access going. This product does everything it promises to do. In strong December sunlight in our Chicago latitude the solar charger charges at a rate of about 1% every 2 to 3 minutes. It will be faster in Africa and we got the expansion panels which attach to the sides of the unit to concentrate the charging power. The only weakness it has is that it only has one port , . . . One port for input, output, and computer connector for accessing the myJoos dashboard which can be downloaded from their website. That is not a critical weakness since the main input is sunlight, which the panel absorbs to its maximum advantage. This is the finest product of its kind out today. Check out the YouTube videos on this. Highly recommended.
    Date published: 2014-03-26
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Everyday Charger Even I use this panel almost daily. It sits outback rain or shine and is always just charging. When outside just enjoying the sun and my iphone needs charging then I just plug it in and it charges very fast. I also use it to charge anything else around the house that have rechargable batts. I take it on all trips outside the house as well whether they be camping or just on the road for work, I never have to worry about finding a plug. I haven't had any problems with the provided cables. It is a lot heavier then what I really want but can't pull the trigger on another one with this one being so good to me. Strap it on your pack, your bike handle bars or even just leave it in your hotel window or car dashboard. This thing works plain and simple. Great product.
    Date published: 2014-03-26
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Works real good When the Joos is fully charged it charges my Cell Samsung S4 from empty to full in 3 Hrs. Leaves the Joos at Half charge. It took 7 hrs direct sunlight to recharge fully the Joos, 2 hrs off of USB.
    Date published: 2014-03-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from A lovely useful gadget! I took this backpacking and camping last summer all over Wyoming. I charged iPads and iPhones and assorted other cell phones with this. It does a great job charging it's self and even better other gadgets. It seems to charge phones very quickly. Since I used it last summer I have taken it to professional baseball games in my backpack. Trekking by subway and walking or biking... I always know i'm not going to run out of battery on my cellphone. It's piece of mind when you are hauling kids around. It doesn't stand up all that well on it's legs and i wish the back side had no skid rubber on it as it rests on the dashboard charging as i drive most of the time and likes to slide. You can use those wire ties to mount it to the top of your back pack and charge as you hike. It has a USB hook up that lets you charge it up good before a trip as well. lots of adapters for different cell phones come with it... I LOVE this Gismo! My son wants his own. :)
    Date published: 2014-03-27
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Simple to use This product was worth the cost. I have dropped it (twice) and there is no damage, it charges in overcast conditions. And it will hold it's charge for a while. Just put it in the sun and it starts blinking to let you know it's charging. Some Cons; 1.)It is a little heavy so if you are weight conscious it may be a deal breaker. 2.)Sometimes My phone would stop charging and I would have to unplug and re plug, but i think that is my phone. 3.)And I noticed that if you charge in a window it is not as effective as charging in Direct Sunlight.
    Date published: 2014-04-17
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from This charger comes on all my adventures After using this solar charger, I'd say the days of old solar chargers that couldn't adequately power your devices in the backcountry are gone. My Orange easily charges my mobile phone during the day while I'm bike touring, and has enough energy leftover in the internal battery to recharge my GPS cycle computer overnight while I sleep -- even on cloudy and rainy days. I'm impressed with its durability (with one exception: the micro USB port cover/gasket tore away, but Joos' tech support rapidly sent me a replacement at no cost. I was impressed!) If you're going to be in camp, there's an optional reflector set, but if you're going to be on the move, don't bother with it. The solar cell is extremely efficient without it. I get a full charge after a full day's ride in partly cloudy weather, which is 20 Watt-hours or about 5000 mAh (about two full cell phone charges in my experience). I've had good experience charging personal devices as big as tablet computers, but it's not strong enough to charge a laptop - not that I've ever wanted to take a laptop out into the backcountry. My only negative is that it takes some creativity to mount it to packs or panniers since it only has a single hole at the side of the unit that's about 2 cm wide. You can put a carabiner through that hole and clip it to something, but the unit will still bounce around a bit. I'd rate it that extra half star for 4.5 stars if I could, and would give it 5 stars if it had an easy to use attachment loop series for attaching it to ladder straps on backpacks or panniers. The other thing that might be a small drawback for the ultralight-gofast crowd is its size and weight. It's over 500 grams and about 20x10 cm or so. It's not going to fit in your hand purse, and if you're the sort that saws handles off toothbrushes you'll feel it in your pack. That said, strapped to my rear rack on my touring bicycle, I forget it's there. It's not that bad in my opinion.
    Date published: 2014-04-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Superb Customer Service!!!! We purchased 2 of the Orange JOOS in the summer of 2012. We used them a couple of times on camping trips and they were great! However, when we went to charge them up again, this summer, for an upcoming camping trip, neither of them would charge, except when plugged into a USB port on my computer. I contacted customer support via email and Dan got back to me in less than 24 hours. He asked me some questions in order to determine the cause of the problem. I answered the questions the same day and he relied back within minutes, stating "Looks like there is something wrong in the circuitry that sends power from the solar cell to the battery. We would be more than happy to replace the units for you. Please send the faulty unit to..." I sent both of the units back, and in less than 5 days, I had 2 brand new JOOS, at no cost to me, and they work great. I have never experienced such awesome customer service on a product! I love the product and I love the service. What more could one ask for in a company??!!!!
    Date published: 2014-04-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome! This solar charger is a beast! It's slightly on the heavy side, but built like a tank! It charges my Gopro 3, Galaxy 3, and Garmin 62stc like a champ on climbs/hikes and travel between trailheads. The ability to pre-charge before an adventure is a plus!
    Date published: 2014-03-26

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