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Solio Bolt Review

By Eric Miller - April 19th, 2012 - No Comments
Solio Bolt Review
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 Panels: 2 Charge time:  8-10 hours in sun, 4.5 from wall Battery:  Lithium, included Charge connections:  USB / wall Materials:  Polycarbonate Dimensions:  3.5 x 3.5 x 1 inches Weight:  5.3 ounces Price:  $65 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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