Imagine yourself out on a picnic or on the beach taking photos and videos of your family and friends to your heart’s content…until you see that the battery is running low. Don’t you hate it when this happens? I know I do, which is why I’ve taken the time to invest in a solar powered phone charger, for the “just in case” occurrences. If you haven’t invested in one, isn’t it about time you did?
Here’s my top 3 picks for the best solar powered phone (and laptop) chargers in the market as of 2018 based on their current selling price.
RAVPower 24W Portable Solar Power Charger for Mobile Phone
A weather proof triple USB solar powered charger for mobile phones weighing 26.4 oz. The three USB ports are equipped with smart IC frequency technology that allows it to detect and provide the best charging current for any connected devices. It delivers up to 2.4 amps per port or an overall 4.8 amps under direct sunlight. Priced at $79.99.
Anker PowerPort 21W Solar Powered Mobile Phone Charger
A dual USB solar powered charger for mobile phones weighing 14.7 oz. It has up to 2.4 amps per port or an overall 3 amps under direct sunlight thus providing you with the fastest charging speed possible. The solar panels are made of industrial-strength polyethylyene terephthalate (PET) that is sewn into a polyester canvas that provides you with weather-resistant durability for the outdoors. Priced at $89.99.
Voltaic Systems Arc 20W Solar Power Charger with Battery Pack
Unlike the first 2 solar powered chargers, this charger comes with a battery pack, so you can use it to also recharge laptops. The battery pack also helps you store energy to power up your devices even on a cloudy day. The battery pack gets fully charged with 6 hours of direct sunlight due to the solar panels made from monocrystalline solar cells. Priced at $278.