Scosche Intros New Solar Battery/Charger

Posted by at 11:05 pm on February 6, 2010

Scosche Industries has announced the availability of its solBAT II — solar powered charger and battery backup.     The solBAT II is designed to  work with almost any handheld device that can be charged via a USB cable.   It has a simple two light indicator that lets  you know when the solBAT II is charging from the sun or a USB cable (red), and when it is passing that stored energy to a handheld (green) like a Blackberry, iPhone, iPod, or PSP.  

“The solBAT II is a great way to charge your devices using the free, renewable power of the sun,” said Kas Alves, executive vice president of Scosche Industries.   “It is the perfect accessory for powering outdoor adventures or can keep your iPhone topped off while you watch your favorite movie on a long flight.”

The solBAT II’s lithium ion battery has a capacity of 1500mA and an output of 5V, allowing it to charge your  USB powered devices at the same rate as a wall charger.   The solBAT II features a windshield mount and a universal carabineer mount to make it easy for you to soak up the sun’s rays.   When fully powered a solBAT II will charge a typical cellular up to two times.   That makes it a great addition to your glove compartment or travel bag.

Recently, Scosche partnered with Business Mobility Systems to provide volunteering doctors in Haiti with a means of communication.   With the power grid in Port-AU-Prince out of commission the doctors used the solBAT II’s to keep their smartphones powered up.  

“With all the different technologies we used to make this communication solution work, one of the most important aspects or components were the solBAT II solar powered backup batteries,” said Art Hale Chief Technology Officer, Business Mobility Systems.

The solBAT is available now on Scosche.com and at select retail locations throughout the US for $29.99.

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