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Charge Your Technology on the Go with SolarCru

by Benjamin Kerns

Mar 18, 2020

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Products / Technology

SolaCru lets you charge gadgets on the go. The 6W solar panel converts ubiquitous energy from the sun into electrical energy both on and off the grid and folds, so it’s easy to carry on your travels. It even works on partly cloudy days.


The SolarCru solar panel can store up to 2000 mAh by using either solar power or USB charging. When folded, it easily fits into your jacket pocket. At full stretch it’s only 9.6 inches long and weighs just 0.7 pounds. The panel includes a magnetic clasp to keep it closed if it isn’t being used, which also includes a micro-USB input and output. The design also has built-in overload and overcharge protection.


The panel offers up to 5V/3A charging speeds. This means you can charge a smartphone to capacity in less than four hours or a tablet in less than eight. SolarCru is able to connect to two other devices to add more juice, reducing charging time to one and two hours respectively. The panel also boasts PET-laminated, scratch-resistant materials that are weather and water-resistant. You can trek this baby into the Amazon without a worry.


As long as there’s some sun, SolarCru can keep you charged. The solar panel retails for $59. Check out GadgeTap to order your own.


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