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Solio Bolt Solar Charger

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    Solio Bolt Solar Charger

    The Solio Bolt solar charger keeps your electronic devices powered up on the go with an onboard battery and rotating solar panels. See details

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    Item # 826630

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    The Solio Bolt solar charger keeps your electronic devices powered up on the go with an onboard battery and rotating solar panels.

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    The Solio Bolt solar charger keeps your electronic devices powered up on the go with an onboard battery and rotating solar panels.

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    The Solio Bolt solar charger keeps your electronic devices powered up on the go with an onboard battery and rotating solar panels.

    • Solio Bolt charges popular USB-compatible gadgets including smartphones, MP3 players, e-readers, GPS units and cameras
    • Easy to use—simply connect the charger using your device's USB charging cable
    • Built-in battery will hold a charge for up to a year; at full charge the battery will provide most smartphones with at least 2 complete charges
    • The Solio Bolt solar charger can be charged from sunlight or USB port

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    Solio Bolt Solar Charger Specs
    Best use
    (Sun) 8 - 10 hrs. / (USB/wall) 4.5 hrs.
    USB / Wall
    Lithium polymer
    5.5V 450 mA (2.4W)
    2000 mAh
    5V 1000mA
    3.5 x 3.5 x 1 inches
    5.3 ounces
    Charge time (hrs)
    External charge
    Battery included
    Battery type
    Solar cell output capacity
    Battery storage capacity (mAh)
    Power output to device (mA)

    Solio Bolt Solar Charger

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    Solio Bolt Solar Charger is rated 3.1111 out of 5 by 9.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Product This is the second solar charger I bought, however it is the best small solar charger I have used. Surprisingly it is very durable, I dropped it from the roof of my car and it landed panel down, picked it up and it was fine. All this being said, it is a great product, charges fast in open sky, and relatively "fast" in cloudy skies. Overall worth the money, and the fact that it charges open or closed is great addition by solio.
    Date published: 2014-04-13
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Power of the Sun Seems to be a good solar charger however, I use an IPhone 4 and if you charge this in the direct sunlight for 8 hours it will only give you a half charge on the phone if it is at 10 percent power. Overall the item works well, the plus to this item is even if you are hiking somewhere without direct sunlight you can use the stored energy to charge your phone.
    Date published: 2014-03-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great little thing This is a great little thing to have around everywhere you go. I live in Vegas so its practically always sunny out here. With this thing on full charge i get 84% charge on my iphone until the solio goes dead (good enough for me)(on the iphone charge setting(blue light)). But for the money I paid, I wish it would at least come with some sort of case or sheath or something, but oh well, I'll live. smart concept of the sundial thingy. While other solar chargers dont have that in mind.
    Date published: 2014-04-07
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Everything About This Charger is Amazing I purchased one of these chargers and had issues with it not working properly. It would not charge and turned off after only a few minutes. I contacted customer service via the Solio web page. They immediately replied with a return authorization. After a few emails back and forth, I received a replacement unit. The new charger works beautifully. It arrived fully charged, so I plugged in my iPhone 5. The phone was at 48% and after one hour it was up to a full charge. So, it took an hour to charge....Who CARES? This charger is small enough to be packed anywhere you are headed. If you're out hiking, spend that hour enjoying your activity. Come to think of it, I did this charge with the unit on "normal" mode, so I would venture to bet that it would have charged much faster in "Apple" mode. Regardless, this product is intended to be used to get you enough charge to use your device for just a little longer or in case of emergency. The customer service was beyond expectations. That alone shows me that they stand by an excellent product. If you are expecting to have something that works like your home charger, then STAY HOME! If you want to get out and enjoy the outdoors and boost the charge of your electronic devices, then get one of these little Bolts.
    Date published: 2014-04-07
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great little solar panel This is a great little solar panel. It is simple to use, there isn't a bunch of parts that you have to keep track of. I really like the internal battery, so you don't have to have something plugged into it for it to charge. This allows you to clip it to you pack during the day to charge, and then you can charge you gps or other devices even after the sun goes down. I got it down to one bar of power, and it charged half of an ipods battery. The special Apple mode is nice. Overall a great buy, I can't wait to use it again.
    Date published: 2014-04-13
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from don't buy I'd hoped this product would work to charge iPhone while I did some thru hiking. No luck. 6 hours in direct sunlight charged my phone about 20% if lucky. Most of the time it wouldn't charge at all. I'm still perplexed why I pencil was included to hold the device open. Granted having a pencil is handy, but who wants a sharpened pencil rolling around in their gear leaving graphite marks?!
    Date published: 2014-04-13
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not worth the trouble Bought the Solio Bolt as it got some good reviews and it looked like a great thing to have on backpacking trips. Took it to the beach for a camping weekend to see how it performs. Day 1: I followed the instructions by proping it up with the pencil to face directly into the sun. It spent about 8 hours in full sun that day and it would not charge my iPhone to more than 15% and only got maybe up to 40% power (2 blinks). Thought I did something wrong, so on Day 2 tried it again proping it up and also keeping it pointed at the sun on a perfectly clear day. 7 hours later it only gave me 2 blinks again. Since the phone was almost dead, plugged it in and got only 25% charge. I can't imagine how it would perform on a cloudy day, in shade, or not directly in the sun. I expected in a full sun environment, keeping it carefully pointing directly into the sun would have given me a lot more power and more quickly. I wouldn't recommend due to the hassel with trying to get enough charge to be worth the trouble of keeping it in the sun. Perhaps it could be more useful as a back-up, emergency or day trip charger, that was pre-charged to a power source, but there is probably even better options than this for those purposes.
    Date published: 2014-04-13
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Absolutely Horrible This product is horrible. As soon as I bought it, I started inspecting it. It was nice and lightweight. I first looked at the usb ports. The mini usb was fine, but then i noticed that in the regular usb port, the 5 prongs had nothing keeping them in place. If you don't understand what I mean, look at your computer's usb ports. See how you don't see the 5 little prongs I mentioned? That's because they are kept in place by that little black/blue/yellow plastic thing you see. Without that, the prongs can move freely. I was very nervous seeing this. Next I looked at the rubber covering for the ports. I open the rubber covering, and noticed that it had an insert that fit into the usb port. I tried to close it and, not supprisingly, it wouldn't fit in. I looked inside the usb covering, and noticed that 2 of the 5 prongs inside had been bent. Knowing that this means that it wouldn't charge, I was very upset. The entire thing was broken already! I tested it ofcourse and it didn't work (not supprisingly). If for some reason that isnt enough to make you avoid this product completely, then another problem was that the bolt wouldn't stay on. It had 80% battery, and it was on, but as soon as i plugged it into something, it turned off. Never buy this product. If you are looking for a great, lightweight product, try the goal zero switch 8 charger with the nomad 3.5 solar panel . On rei's website it is just called the switch 8 charger kit.
    Date published: 2014-04-13

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