The Solio Bolt Solar Charger is a great way to power your small devices when on the go, in the wilderness, or if you just want to start playing the solar game a little bit. Solio gave me the opportunity to test the Bolt this spring.
Solio Bolt Solar Charger Features
Charge time: 8-10 hours in sun, 4.5 from wall
Battery: Lithium, included
Charge connections: USB / wall
Dimensions: 3.5 x 3.5 x 1 inches
Weight: 5.3 ounces
Solio Bolt Solar Charger Review
Overall I thought the Solio Bolt Solar Charger was decent.
The compact swivel design keeps the footprint in your pack or pocket small, a little bigger than a pack of playing cards. When closed one of the panels is protected but the outer is always exposed. At 5.3 ounces it doesn’t cause much of a weight issue.
Battery life is great. Once charged the Bolt holds battery life for a relatively long time without losing the charge. Recharging capabilities are decent, depending on what device you have. Off of a full Bolt charge I could charge my iPod Touch 2 full times. I hear you can get similar performance for the iPhone. I had challenges charging my Samsung Galaxy 2s. I could never get a full charge off of the Bolt. The last time I charged it, it only got from 0 to about 50% charge and stopped. There was still charge left in the Bolt so I started charging again and reached 65% charge. That was it.
Solar charging time is okay. It takes 8-10 ...Read more...
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