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The SunRay Pro Power Solar Panel was even able to charge my old Blackberry!

When Hurricane Sandy hit last week and the power in my lower Manhattan apartment went out, my first thought, as I dug around for candles and LED lamps was “Well this will be a fun little off-grid adventure!” I naively harbored some romantic notion of the coziness of eating dinner and playing board games with my family by candlelight, and even actually enjoyed the first 24 hours without electricity for the chance to disconnect. However, when my gadget batteries started to die one by one, the water dried up, the food in the fridge started to spoil, and contact with the outside world began to shut down, the novelty started to wear off and the reality of the situation finally began to hit me. First my computer battery died, then iPad, then finally my phone, and I think I never fully realized until that moment how much of a lifeline these mobile communication devices are. Without even a working cell phone – my last vestige of communication – to call my family or look at the news, I had no idea what was going on around me, how much longer the power outage was supposed to last, and whether there was any help available, and I started to get desperate.

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6 Comments

  1. SHRAWAN KUMAR BHARATI November 20, 2013 at 7:14 am

    UR INVENTION IS QUIT GOOD !
    BUT IF DEVELOPED A PHONE WHICH GET CHARGE AUTOMATED FROM SUN RAYS DIRECTLY NO NEED EXTRA PLUG IN

  2. Ana Lisa Alperovich November 18, 2012 at 10:45 am

    Great REAL life story and what a bargain, amazing! Thanks for sharing :)

  3. Alyssa Alimurung November 12, 2012 at 2:33 pm

    Looks like a great device to have!

  4. Alyssa Alimurung November 9, 2012 at 1:43 pm

    What a great story! Amazing how a little device can help in such a big way.

  5. Yuka Yoneda November 9, 2012 at 1:39 pm

    I was lucky enough to have power throughout the storm but I still use my Nokero power panel to charge my phone daily. Why would you not when it’s free energy from the sun? One tip I have for overcast days is to face the panel against your window when it’s cloudy. It’s true that it’s slower than regular charging but works like a charm in an emergency situation.

  6. Diane Pham November 9, 2012 at 1:31 pm

    great device – and even better that it is actually affordable and doesn’t weigh a million pounds. i know a lot of people who could have used this during sandy…

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