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Universal Freeloader Portable Solar Charger Silver

Released on 26 November 2007

3.0 out of 5 (6 customer reviews) | Write a review

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Freeloader is an advanced portable solar charging system that can charge any handheld device anywhere, anytime. Freeloader takes power from its solar panels or from a computer via the supplied USB cable. Once charged, Freeloaders internal battery can power an iPod for 18hours, a mobile phone for 44 hours, PSP for 2.5 hours a PDA for 22 hours and much much more.

Times may vary depending on device.
  • Stylish and compact aluminium body
  • Charges internal battery from supplied solar panels or USB charging cable
  • Internal battery holds charge for up to 3 months
  • Supplied with 12 connectors for mobiles/PDA's, MP3/4 players, game systems, sat navs and digital cameras etc..
  • Size: 123 x 62 x 17 mm
  • Weight: 185 grams
  • 120 mA premium quality crystalline solar cells
  • 1000 mAh environmentally friendly Li-ion battery

Compatibility:

  • LG: for : KG800, KG 320, KE850
  • Motorola (old) for: V66, V500, V600
  • Nokia 3.5mm connector for: Nokia 1110i, 3310, 6230i
  • Nokia 2mm connector for: Nokia N-series (N70, N80, N95) and 6101
  • Samsung (wide) for: D500, D600, A200
  • Samsung (small) for: D800, D900, E900, U600
  • Sony-Ericsson fast-port connector for: K750i, K800i, K810, K850i, W800, W880i
  • Sony-Ericsson T28 connector for: T28, K500, K700, P900, P910i
  • Universal 4mm jack for: Sony PSP, Creative Zen, Tom Tom.
  • Mini USB connector for: Blackberry smartphones (8100/8700) , HTC smartphones (Mteor, TyTN), O2 XDA, i-Mate, Motorola Razr V3 + Bluetooth headsets, digital cameras etc
  • USB female connector for: all ipods, Microsoft Zune, Creative and any device powered by a USB cable
  • Nintendo DS Lite connector: DS Lite

customer Reviews

 Average rating (6 reviews)

 It might work if you lived 10 miles from the sun.

| | See all ForenameSurname's reviews (2)

Had my charger for just over a year now and have to say that I was very disappointed with the lack of juice this thing pumps out. Reading the product description make me laugh. There is no way it will power any of the stated gadgets for the amount of time quoted, unless you charge it via your computer.

Which leads me to my second gripe: why does this so called environmentally friendly device only work effectively when charged through the computer?!? This surely makes the whole product redundant. It's going to use more electricity to charge the Freeloader, then charge the deisred gadget, than charging the gadget directly through the mains!

I also found that the contacts didn't always connect properly, which means it took even longer to charge.

On a more positive note it comes with plenty of connections and is well designed to be stored away safely.

Maybe if they made the solar panels slightly bigger and somehow improved the internal battery then this would indeed be an excellent device.

Four stars for effort but one star deducted for performance.

 its doing its job!

| | See all RasclatG's reviews (9)

bought this for my m8 who recently went traveling, bangkok and thailand for 4months, in his 1st week he said the freeloader saved his life, attaches to most phones, and its charging his ipod nicely, you can charge it from a computer so you keep it as a spare battery or use it there and then as a solar charger, so if you ever wanted to watch season 2 of eastenders on the beach up in bangkok this is the gadget to charge your fun fueled day!

 4.5 Stars

| | See all Sickboy509's reviews (12)

Received this on Friday and so far I am impressed, its not been the best weather to charge it up on, but it has charged itself, I can even charge it (albeit slowly) under artificial lights.
You can also connect in to the pc and charge your electronics direct from that, so I have cleared my office drawer of about 3 chargers!!
It is also very light! It is about the same weight as a medium sized mobile phone and about the same size as a first gen iPod classic.
The only issue I have and the reason I gave this only 4 stars is that it doesn't have an iPod connector, so I still have to keep my iPod cable at work, but you can plug in your iPod cable in to the charger so it can still charge it.

So over all I am happy with this and having shopped around for a little while to get a good bargain I really do think that I found it (it is listed as being up to £35 on some other sites)!

 Great device

| | See all johnt199's reviews (1)

I got this given to me as a gift at my own request.
Do alot of travelling with work, and often to hot and sunny places.
Was getting a bit annoyed with the amount of chargers I had to take with me so was looking for a solution to stop my bag getting heavier and heavier.
The fact that this can be plugged into a USB port on your PC and it'll charge from there is a real plus.
The selection of connectors is large, and my PSP, mobile and MP3 player all happily fit.
It does take quite a while to fully charge using the solar panels, but it can always be topped up with the USB connector.
Even if it gives an extra 15mins of power rather than using the mains, that has to be worth it.

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