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I just wanted to post an experience with a Solar cell phone charger I purchased recently.

I was looking for something that just did cell phones (5v) and could fold up. I wanted to use it stand alone on the boat, but more importantly be able to take it with me. It had to be small enough to fit on a backpack so I could walk around with it.

I ended up purchasing the Anker 14W solar charger.
Anker® 14W Solar Panel Foldable Dual-port Solar Charger with PowerIQ™ Technology for 5V USB-charged Devices Including GPS Units, iPhone 6 5S 5C 5 4S, iPad 5 4 3 2, Air, mini, Android Phones and Android Tablets: Cell Phones & [email protected]@[email protected]@[email protected]@[email protected]@51c7QRDDVnL

I have to say, I'm ecstatic how well this device works. It will easily provide 1A to both USB ports when in full sun. It charges my Nexus 4 phone from dead to full in about 2 hours. That is in Northern Canadian sun in March. I imagine it will only work better in lower climates.

Anyway.. If you are looking for a such a device, you can't really go wrong for the price (around $50).
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