With interest in both gadgets and energy conservation, it only made sense for me to try out one of the numerous portable solar chargers available on the market. The first of those products I chose to try is the Solio solar charger (Rocsta model). Bottom line: I have nothing but good things to say about this product; if you’re considering it for yourself or as a gift, I highly recommend the Solio Rocsta.
The Solio solar charger is a great way to keep your personal electronic devices charged. The Rocsta model allows you to keep your electronic devices fully charged while at home or on the run. Another added benefit is that the device can help you reduce your electric bills, while also having a backup source of power during an emergency.
To keep the Rocsta charged, simply place it in direct sunlight. A red LED tells you it is charging. Unlike some other solar charging devices, I have noticed that the Rocsta requires an estimated 80% or more of direct sunlight to charge. That means the angle of the device may affect its ability to charge, as well as any cloud cover or fog.
The Solio Rocsta provides the following benefits:
– Provides free electricity.
– Charges so long as it is in the sun.
– Provides more than enough electricity to keep several cell phones charged.
– Comes with multiple adapters. Also includes an LED light attachment, turning the charger into a flashlight.
– Has a clip on it to attach the device to your backpack.
How do I use my Rocsta? When we head out for day trips or hiking, I attach the charger to my backpack. Whenever an electronic device needs charging, I just plug it in and charge. When not in use, I leave my Solio solar charger on a window sill to charge up. I then use it to occasionally charge devices as well as using it as a backup power supply in the event of a power outage.
I’m quite impressed with the Solio’s Rocsta solar charger and think it will make a great gift for anyone who is on the go and needs portable electricity for their gadgets.