Emergency Solar Flashlight
the hybrid Light hL40 provides 40 lumens of power for
eight hours on a full charge. the 7-inch, 4-ounce flashlight
is waterproof and it floats. the company claims the light
will hold 90 percent of its charge after seven years in a dark
glove box. about $25. hybridlite.com
the 2-ounce Everlite EL9 clips to the brim of a baseball
cap. an hour in sunlight yields an hour of light, with 20
lumens of power. Wear it all day, it will shine all night.
Perfect for camping far from a power source.
about $20. newlite.com
USB Phone Charger
the amzer Solar Charger features a 3500-mah
polymer lithium-ion battery that can be charged
by sunlight, by computer via USB, aC adapter or
car charger. it will run any mobile digital device
that uses a 3. 5 to 5. 5 vDC USB power port.
about $70. amzer.com
MiSuny, a start-up British company, makes a solar-charging “skin” for your iPhone or iPad. Shown here is the
iPower3, designed to keep your iPhone at peak power
(if you leave it out in the light, of course). about $110.