Evan shared this interesting gadget tip with me. Are you "ecologically conscious" or a gadget freak who is tired of carrying a gazillion chargers and batteries in your backpack? Well, then this Juice Bag solar powered backback/gadget might just be for you! In fact, according to their website, everything from "mobile phones to iPods, GPS units to your PSP, Juice Bags charge almost any 12 Volt electronic device anywhere in the world - using only a car charger adapter and the power of the sun." Whoah, now that's cool! The specs (pasted below) say it weighs only 2.5lbs. This indicates to me that there is no battery backup on-board the backpack for when the sun goes down, or else it would weigh a heck of lot more (batteries currently use metals that are very heavy). So room for improvement - stick a relatively small rechargeable battery on-board that also gets juiced up during daylight and use that to charge any small accessories when the sun goes down.
|Our latest innovation, Juice Bags are versatile, all-purpose daypacks that convert solar power into electricity.|
Clean, free electricity everywhere you are, anywhere you go. If energy independence is your bag, pick one up and leave the electrical grid behind.
|Full Specifications ::|
Power 6.3 Watts
Voltage, 16.6 Volts*
Current, 0.325 Amps
Solar Panel Weight 0.45 lb.
Solar Panel Size 12 x 12 x 0.1 inches
*Blocking diode to protect your portable electronics
* Ni-M-H Nickel Metal Hydride Batteries. Energizer makes a 4 battery charger that includes a CLA adapter that will attach to your Juice Bags product. Ideal for digital cameras that use AA batteries. ** Note: Charge times are average based on testing of several off-the-shelf portable electronics. Some portable electronics require a higher current and may not charge with a single bag.