The life and times of the Technology Editor of Dental Products Report magazine and dentistry's "Technology Evangelist". Follow my thoughts and travels as I practice, write, lecture, tinker, and experiment with technology and technology in dentistry.
Late Saturday, I purchased a Solio Classic charger. The idea is pretty ingenious one. The Solio contains a Lithium-Ion battery which can be charged via A/C, USB, or most importantly, solar power. Once the internal battery has a charge, you can then connect any device to it with an iGo tip and it will charge just like it's plugged into a standard A/C charger.
The internal battery will hold a charge for up to a year and it will fully charge with 8 hours exposure to direct sunlight.
Recently I was on a 3 day camping trip and even though my wireless signal was weak, I wanted to make sure I had my phone charged in case of an emergency. This meant that about every 12 hours of so I had to return to my vehicle to charge the phone. With the Solio, I could've charged in my tent overnight and then recharged the system during the next day.
Practicing General Dentistry, Technology Editor Dental Products Report, author, lecturer, consultant to high tech and clinical manufacturers, Past President Greater Kansas City Dental Society, Peer Review Chairman - State of Missouri, I love getting my hands on and trying to break the latest gear!