Solio Classic Universal Hybrid Charger Review

solioclassichybridsolarchargerThe Solio Classic Universal Hybrid Charger has a peculiar design that’s eye-catching. It doesn’t look like the typical solar power charger available in the market today. Plus, it offers the versatility that makes it a good investment.

There are three ways to charge the Solio Classic Universal Hybrid Charger’s internal 1650Amh Lithium-Ion battery. You can either plug it into the wall charger or charge it through a USB port. But the best way, which is also the “greener” way to charge it, is to use the solar option.

The Solio Classic Universal Hybrid Charger is compact by design, but it fans out to reveal three high efficiency solar panels that can gather energy and store it to the internal battery. It is said that its solar cells are 20 percent more efficient than the typical solar cells. It charges the battery as long as there is sunlight. It takes at least four hours of direct sunlight to fully charge the battery.

When fully charged, the Lithium-Ion battery can last up to a year. That means you can keep it in storage and use it when needed. It can charge the device twice at most. You can also use it to listen up to 15 hours’ worth of music.

The Solio Classic Universal Hybrid Charger is compatible with 3,200 portable devices. It comes with tips and adapters for every device like Samsung, LG, Sony Ericsson, Nokia, MiniUSB, MicroUSB, and female USB. Charging the iPod Touch, iPhone, and iPad is possible by plugging in the USB connector of the said devices into the female USB slot.

To use the Solio Classic Universal Hybrid Charger, you must first choose the right adapter tip. Then, connect it to the device and press the start button. You could charge the device while moving. An hour of sunlight is equal to twenty minutes of “talk time” or 50 minutes spent listening to music.

It is easy to replace the Lithium-Ion battery if  it ever goes bad–just buy a replacement battery. Then, unscrew the screw that holds the shell. You need to remove four more screws that keep the battery in place. Take out the old battery and replace it with the new one. Screw back all the screws and the Solio Classic Universal Hybrid Charger is good as new.

Solio Classic Hybrid Solar Charger is available from for $34.99. It is a good source of power when you’re in a remote area, or as an emergency power supply that you can keep in your home, vehicle, or camping gear.

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