updated 10:50 am EDT, Tue June 17, 2014
New panel claimed to gather four times the energy as previous models
Portable power solutions company Secur Products has unveiled the Sun Power Bank 3000 -- a portable solar charger with battery designed to harness solar power on-the-go. The Sun Power Bank 3000 combines a high-capacity, 3000mAh lithium battery with a solar panel that the company claims is capable of harvesting four times the power of conventional panels.
The Sun Power Bank 3000 can be charged to full battery capacity in two hours when charging via USB, or in five to seven hours when charging through solar in full sunlight. When full and during recharging, the unit can be used to charge smartphones, digital cameras, GPS devices, MP3 players and tablets. The water-resistant device measures 3 x 4.75-inches, and weighs 6.65 ounces.
A built-in LED light that swivels to function as a high power flashlight or reading light is built-in to the charger. The attached metal carabineer can be used to hang the device, it can be folded to balance the charger on a table or to attach it to the neck of a bottle. The flexibility of the carabineer allows users to position the unit in any configuration necessary to obtain ultimate sun exposure.
The Sun Power Bank 3000 is available online for $78.