Powerfreakz Evolution 3000 Portable Solar Charger Review
Chris Hadley+ / 2 years ago
I’m going to start this review in a slightly different fashion to how I normally would, with a question instead of a statement. How many time have any of us been caught out with a phone battery that is running very low if not empty and you need to make an important call, but have no immediate access to a charger – whether it be because you’re on a night out, stuck on the train or in the middle of a field? I can almost guarantee that it has happened to the vast majority of us at one stage or another and we all wished that we had a way of plugging our phones into thin air to get the battery totted up and going again. I certainly have on a number of occasions.
Now when it comes to portable chargers, there have been products on the market for a few years, but most of these all have one major flaw to their design. That is, once the battery is flat in that and you need to charge your phone again (for example you’re away camping for the weekend like I quite often do) you’re basically stuffed unless you’ve got access to charge it back up or have a supply of batteries to feed it with.
Lets take my situation as a prime example. Taking a stock pile of batteries to feed a portable battery charger is no fun and it takes up a whole load of space in the rucksack which is no fun at all, so why can’t we harness the power of the one constant source that is out there every day; the sun?
Powerfreakz, have designed and built such an item, with a solar panel that charges an internal battery through which you can charge your phone, iPod and iPad for example – its so simple that I’m already surprised that the market is not flooded with items like this already. So lets get stuck in and see what the Evolution 3000 from Powerfreakz is like and to see if it stands up to the mark.