Impress friends and influence people by going off-grid and powering your iPhone 3G with solar power.

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This solar powered iPhone charger will fully charge you phone in 3 hours or provide a steady source of power while you’re tanning by the pool.  The rechargeable battery in this charger can charge via USB connection or fully charge in 12 hours of direct sunlight.

Downside: Perhaps they could make this thing out of something other than leather…and the Chinese characters in the product photos indicate another issue – maybe a better idea than product.

$48 @ brando.com.uk  ($3 shipping worldwide)

via: macdailynews

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