Gallery: THE SOLARROLL: The Go-anywhere Solar Gadget Charger!

 

Looking for an eco-friendly and convenient alternative to charging your cell phone, camera, or laptop? The Brunton SolarRoll beats out solar-powered bags and backpacks and, certainly, the hassle of trying to find an electrical outlet when you’re traveling with mobile devices in tow. All you need is a little sunlight, and you can easily charge laptops, cell phones, cameras, and even car batteries!

The SolarRoll is a 58-inch long roll-up solar panel that can be used to power anything from satellite phones to video cameras to GPS devices. It’s apparently so reliable that famed mountaineer Ed Viesturs took it with him as he was climbing the Annapurna summit in the Himalayas.

This unbelievably useful gadget costs between $199 and $499, depending on the model. Oh, and don’t worry about getting it wet – it’s waterproof! How practical is that? $199 from Brunton

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  1. nhiil October 7, 2010 at 8:56 pm

    how many hour can i charged my laptop?? can i used my laptop while still charging??

  2. feamador June 25, 2009 at 4:23 pm

    can it be used by the iphone?

  3. Perrry Peck June 18, 2009 at 5:07 pm

    I wonder if you can put two together and run more things?

  4. Sun Seeker February 24, 2009 at 5:02 am

    I would like to have a 100 watt roll up panel.
    Can you channelthem my way?

    & a very interesting day to you.

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  6. Leo Mac Ender November 22, 2007 at 12:32 pm

    This is the product of tomorrow, I know for sure.
    I´m working with this product´s as well…

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  10. chetan parrikh November 21, 2007 at 1:28 am

    extremely useful product. we are intrested to market it in Asia.

  11. paul November 20, 2007 at 4:04 pm

    re “$200.00 way out of reach of the normal consumer”

    what’s it cost to charge your laptop, 3 cellphones, camera, etc every day for 5 years???

  12. chas November 20, 2007 at 1:12 pm

    this is a wonderful product.
    I just wish it was more affordable.
    hopefully as new solar cell technologies hit the market the price of this will come down.
    $200 is way out of reach of the normal consumer so I don’t see this getting beyond the novelty market.

  13. Shabnam November 20, 2007 at 8:38 am

    One question: what type of plugs are provided.
    Most phones and cameras have different plugs….
    I can’t find any information on this. Does anyone know?

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  17. Neece November 19, 2007 at 1:14 pm

    Even car batteries? And it’s waterproof? That’s awesome. Thanks for sharing it.

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