September 23, 2008 The solargorilla is a portable power solution for laptops and other electronic devices from UK based Powertraveller that provides an off-the-grid recharging option wherever the sun is shining. Able to work as a stand-alone device or in conjunction with the company's more conventional powergorilla portable charger, the clam-shell design solargorilla is geared for outdoor use with its durable, water-resistant, rubberized casing and a design that allows it to be attached to vehicle or tent.
The solargorilla has a 20V power socket out and standard 5V USB socket. It weighs 700g and measures 264 mm x 200 mm x 19 mm and of course, how fast it works depends on the UV intensity at your location.
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To ensure you have all the bases covered when there's no sunshine to be had, the solargorilla can be used to charge its battery-based stablemate, the powergorilla. Weighing 631g and measuring 2200 mm x 130 mm x 15 mm the powergorilla's Lithium Polymer battery can be charged in 5-6 hours via a mains outlet or by using the solargorilla, where it's estimated that six hours of strong sunlight will provide half of the full charge. When fully charged, powergorilla provides 2-6 hours of extra power for laptops (16V, 19V or 24V settings are available) or over 20 hours for smaller electronic devices like iPods, sat navs, mobile phones and hand-held game consoles.
The powergorilla can be used to charge more than one device simultaneously and both units ship with a range of connectors to suit different mobile devices. Both products are available now - solargorilla costs £140 and powergorilla costs £150.
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