Solio also has offices in
Kenya and the United Kingdom, and makes different photovoltaic
lighting and energy
Solio believes that by helping to make sustainable lighting and
charging products affordable to all people, regardless of their
economic status, that they can help to reduce poverty and help to
create a new, sustainable, worldwide energy infrastructure that is
more and more necessary.
Solio’s charitable and
progressive ideas are
one of the major reasons why their products are currently being
distributed and sold around the world and when combined with the
overall effectiveness of their products, help to explain their
Solio Solar Chargers
If you are searching for
an affordable and efficient solar battery
charger, then the chargers made by Solio are definitely worth a
They manufacture a number
of different solar battery
chargers capable of charging and powering almost any smaller or
handheld electronic device, and overall they produce some
of the best
solar battery chargers on the market.
Below you wil find
and honest reviews of some of the most popular solar chargers
manufactured by Solio.
Overall, these chargers
are definitely in line
with the most effective and reasonably priced chargers you will find
and all of the products listed below come very highly recommended.
Solio also produces a number of other chargers than the ones we have
reviewed, however these chargers are pretty much guaranteed to give you
the most bang for your buck.
Solio Universal Solar
One of the best solar
chargers on the market is the Universal Hybrid
Charger from Solio. This particular Solio charger can be used to
provide power for your mp3
player or iPod, cell
and smart phones
such as an iPhone, Android, or Blackberry. This is one
of the most popular solar battery chargers on the market, and a major
reason for this is due to this products sleek, compact design.
other solar chargers rely on a larger photovoltaic solar panel to
generate electricity, while the Solio Universal Hybrid Charger utilizes
a compact, fan like array consisting of three small solar panels
can be spead out into a fan
or pinwheel shape.
This allows the charger
to be very portable, while also being extremely effective at creating
energy due to the fact that it has three highly effective PV panels
instead of one larger, less effective panel like many of the other
chargers on the market.
While you are not using
the charger, the three
solar panels fold together to create a small oval, and when you wish to
use the charger, all you need to do is simply fan out the PV solar
“blades” and expose them to direct sunlight and you will be ready to
start charging any of your handheld electronic devices. This allows
this charger to be much more compact
and portable, making it much
easier to carry around in your pocket.
Another advantage to this
fan design is that the delicate solar panels are protected when not in
use, so this product should also last much longer than
most other solar
chargers on the market.
This particular Solio
solar charger also has a built-in
battery, so you
can either charge your device from the charger’s battery - provided it
has enough stored energy - or you can also directly charge your
electronic device by simply connecting the device to the charger and
placing the solar panels in direct sunlight.
Classic Hybrid Solar Charger
is also one of the
cheaper chargers on the market, considering its efficiency, and you
should be able to purchase one for under $90.
Solio Bolt Battery Pack
and Solar Charger
If you are looking for a
cheaper charger, and are not so
concerned about portability, then the Solio Bolt may be perfect for
you. This charger has two, slightly larger solar panels which are able
to generate as much electricity as the Solio Universal Hyrbid Charger.
While being slightly larger, this product is still quite portable,
although it does not fit into a pocket as easily as the Hybrid
still extremely effective, and contains
USB port so you can easily charge any device that can be
USB. This charger can also be plugged directly into any AC outlet
charge its built-in battery in just under 5 hours, while it takes eight
to ten hours of direct sunlight to charge the battery via solar
A fully charged battery
should be enough to provide two
full charges to
almost any smartphone. The battery can also hold its charge for up to
one year, and the battery itself should last for around three years
before needing to be replaced, although replacement is an extremely
The only negative about
this charger is that you need
to insert a pencil in between the two panels to prop the charger up so
it can receive direct sunlight, however the charger even comes with the
required pencil so this is not much of an issue. You should be able to
purchase the Solio
Bolt Solar Charger for around
$70, which makes it one of
the most popular chargers on the market.
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