Check out this solar-powered tablet case

Posted by Pete Danko, EarthTechling


Downsizing the solar bag to fit evolving needs, Eclipse Solar Gear is out with a padded, tablet-sized case equipped with a flexible thin-film solar panel that the company says will provide up to 4 watts of power to recharge your mobile devices.


According to the Texas-based company, the Solar Tablet Case is packaged with a portable power pack, along with a lithium-ion battery.

The Power Pack boasts a mini-USB input and USB output and can also be charged from a desktop or laptop computer, a 12V-USB auto adapter, or from any of Eclipse’s extensive line of solar bags.

While the Solar Tablet Case available now for $129.95 on the company’s website is ideal for 7-inch tablets - as well as the Nook and Kindle - the company said it is also planning a 10-inch version. 



That one would provide up to 8 watts of power and be just right for the current 9.7-inch iPad and its various competitors.

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Pete Danko, EarthTechling