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F The DIY Solar Powered iPhone Charger – Just Buy One

Today I was doing some research for a good solar powered iPhone charger.  I went the direction of a DIY [Do It Yourself] project then realized this is all a waste of time.  Maybe there are a select few that would jump on a DIY solar powered iPhone charger project, but considering the complexity of the tutorials I found, very very unlikely my average reader would actually do it. So to save yourself the 30+ minutes of looking for a good tutorial, just spend 3 minutes and buy one that will A) work better, B) look better and C) be cheaper.

solar powered iphone charger

The project directions can be found here and you’ll quickly see it’s a complex project that requires some tools you might not have, plus supplies you’ll surely need to buy.  All in all, it’s about a $70 project, not including your time. So here is the alternative…cruise over to ThinkGeek and pick one up for $50 and spend your afternoon doing something a bit more fun. Another feather in the cap for this solar powered iPhone charger is the internal Li-Ion battery so if you don’t feel like tethering your phone to the charger, you can simply juice up the battery…and when you’re ready, connect the solar charger to your phone via USB connection and off load that juice to your thirsty iPhone. Not bad…and if that’s not enough, the solar powered charger comes with 11 different adapters to charge much more than just your fancy iPhone.

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