Solar energy is an inexhaustible, clean and efficient power source. For decades, it has been proposed that solar energy be used as this planet’s primary energy resource. And now, that notion takes another little step forward. With the popularity of portable electric gizmos like the iPhone, and its predecessor the iPhone 4 and 4S, there came this certain need to find an effective and inexpensive way to recharge its very limited battery life. There are many things that could make you rile on your iPhone 4, and one is if it dies on you on the moment you really need it. Fortunately, you don’t have to go through that annoyance again with the iPhone 4 solarcharger.
Despite the name, the iPhone 4 solar charger is not made exclusively for the newer model, when you have the older ones; the charger is still very much compatible with them. Obviously, the charger is powered by the sun’s energy and relays electricity to your beloved iPhone 4. One thing to note about the iPhone 4 solar charger is that, it’s not a charger in the ordinary sense, it looks and functions like an iPhone case only with a LED indicators to show how much energy is being stored and solar panels that collects solar energy. Some manufacturers have already produce chargers with some very wacky designs, some you couldn’t recognize as iPhone 4 solar chargers at all.
There is this one from Solio’s Solar Charger that has a unique distinction among other iPhone 4 solar chargers. It opens up like a fan, but it looks like a windmill when fully unfastened on all sides. It can charge up a 1650 mAh battery in 9 hours, translating into over 10 hours of additional talk time, not including the backup supply collected while you’re strolling down the park. The iPhone 4 solar charger can continuously gather energy as long as there is the sun to provide it, just make sure you don’t overcharge your iPhone 4 or it would get damaged.
All in all, the iPhone 4 solar charger is a very novel yet ingenious idea for iPhone 4 owners everywhere. Now they can get the best out of their respective gadgets without the need to worry about running out of juice in the middle of their affairs. This one little step of solar energy may be the key to further developments in the future of portable electronic devices. Let’s just hope that the companies involved can make it all happen.