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a really good effort - but it's just not quite there
on 26 July 2015
I'm not a fan of this at all.
I've been playing with with solar and battery packs for some time, and yet to find the perfect combination, and thought this might be it.. but it's so not.
The solar panel is really weak - there are similar stand alone ones that cost very little and are about 5 times the power output.
The battery pack itself is ok - holds it charge, feels like it will take a knock, but i've yet to get a full charge with solar - and the slide on slide off power options are just really confusing.. i never know if it's on or off... it doesn't seem to update charge level when on solar until you unplug it...
The cable between solar and battery pack is custom and i'm sure will soon get lost.
A really good attempt at cracking this, and you can see they the company have genuinely tried to create a great product, but sadly they have fallen quite short... It's all a bit of a faff for little reward...
I think this was first made in around 2010 and it feel that way.... things have moved on...
It's a shame to be writing a poor review on a product made in the UK as they have done everything right, but it just doesn't hit the mark, especially at the price.