solar charging case

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  1. geekgrrl

    geekgrrl Member

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    Surge for iPod Touch has a solar charging case for the iPod Touch 2G.

    solararcadia also has one for the iPhone 3G/3GS.

    This charger is supposed to be properly matched.

    Does anyone have experience with it: positive or negative?

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  2. Jacob

    Jacob Well-Known Member

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    Oh wow.... Thou shalt be mine now!

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    EDIT: Oh and thanks for the news.
  3. geekgrrl

    geekgrrl Member

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    I got mine

    Here is a YouTube unboxing video I found online: Solar Charger for iPhone

    Here is a nice Blog with further information.

    It doubles the battery capacity and it recharges with sunlight or overcast sunlight.

    The Novathink Surge is an "Apple Certified Accessory" with the electronics properly matched to the iPhone/iPod Touch.

    This means: Unlike that "Brand X" solar charger, recently sold online, this one does not overheat or destroy the iPhone/iPod Touch battery.

    I have used this one long enough to know that is true.

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  4. Krunk_Kracker

    Krunk_Kracker New Member

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    Wow, that it epic. I may get one of those...
  5. kingcoolryan

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    i want one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  6. Shawa

    Shawa Super Moderator

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    Fuuuuu-

    *Adds to list of things I want*
  7. Theodosius

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    Dang, this is pretty nice. Good idea.
  8. iCeD00D

    iCeD00D New Member

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    WOW! Just what I've been looking for.. Especially for fishing trips. But I do have one concern though. This statement from their site:

    "There is still some confusion about the labeling of the most recent iPod touch release. While it has become commonly referred to as the third generation iPod touch, the newer 32GB and 64GB models are still considered by Apple to be second generation. The Surge for iPod touch is compatible with the both older 8GB/16GB/32GB second generation iPod touches and the newer 32GB/64GB second generation iPod touches."

    So of course I'm confused!

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    cause I have the newer '3G' 32GB touch (3.1.2). My concern is that this thing will fry my batteries or not??

    For those interested check their site... $17 off the list price + free shipping = $52.95 total ......
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    Shawa Super Moderator

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    Confusing.

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    I'd much prefer this case to be a full shell, it looks more like a dock. Check out the side profile.

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  10. mike8714

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    That looks sounds awesome. gonna have to look into it more

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