Rechargeable batteries that offer USB power are nothing new to the
market, and FSP already has a few 'Power Banks' in the range.
At CeBIT 2009, the next iteration of the series was on show, replete
with solar panel for environmentally-friendly charging.
The Power Bank, not much
larger than a BlackBerry Curve, packs in a decent 4,100mAh through a
built-in Lithium-Polymer battery.
It'll take a while to
charge off the
panel, rated at 5V at 30mA - not enough for continuous USB usage - but
there's also a DC inlet for mains charging.
The capacity's good and it's not too large, and the solar panel will
work if you live in a sunny climate - just leave it on your dashboard
and let it charge all day.
No word on pricing or availability, but it's something I would have if
priced at, say, below £40. What about you?