I hate it when my smartphone runs out of charge and I’m nowhere near a wall socket. Solar chargers can provide the juice needed for the phone to get moving. The list of the best solar chargers for iPhone based on portability, efficiency, battery capacity, wattage are as follows.
1. Instapark Mercury 10M
RATING : 4.6 / 5
PRICE : $ 74.70
The Mercury 10 is designed to charge your cell phones including all generations of iPhones, tablet computers including iPad 1 & 2, MP3 players, USB battery/power packs and many other USB compatible mobile devices.
Up to two devices can be charged at the same time.
The Mercury can charge an iPhone in 45-80 min, about as fast as wall outlet in strong sun. An iPad at around 4-5+ hours in strong sun.
Well this charger has no information on it’s compatibility with non-apple devices.
Buy at Amazon: Instapark® Mercury 10M Solar Panel Portable Solar Charger
2. Suntactics SCharger-5
RATING : 4.6 / 5
PRICE : $ 139.95
The Suntactics charger can fully charge an iPhone in 2-3 hours, Samsung Galaxy in 3-4 hours. The SCharger-5 is powerful enough to charge devices directly without any need for a battery to hold charge and then transfer it.
Buy at Amazon: Suntactics sCharger-5 High Performance Solar Charger
3. Anker 14w Solar Panel
RATING : 4.6/ 5
PRICE : $ 75.99
The Anker 14W panel unlike most of the portable solar panels consists of 4 panels.
The panels are mono-crystalline 15-18% efficient solar array provides up to 5V / 2A total output among two USB-charging ports.
The charger is compatible with 5V devices-GPS units, iPhones, iPads, Android phones and Android tablets. The foldable solar charger charged HTC One V with a 1,500 mAh battery in 4.5 hours.
Buy at Amazon: Anker 14W Solar Panel Foldable Dual-port Solar Charger
4. Instapark 10W Solar Panel
RATING : 4.3 / 5
PRICE : $62.70
Instapark 10-watt Mono-crystalline solar panel has built-in dual USB charging ports for directly plugging in iPhone, iPad and other USB compatible mobile devices.
Can charge two iPhones from 45% and 56% respectively to 100% simultaneously on both phones in 80 minutes.
RATING: 4.3 / 5
PRICE: $ 64.99
Wakawaka solar charger is one of the most efficient solar charger among those listed above with 22% efficiency. The product however didn’t receive Amazon customer reviews as equivalent to those listed above, hence it is placed in the fifth position.
The charger is small and pocket-friendly. The charger also has added advantage of inbuilt flashlight. It can fully charge a smartphone in under 2 hours, plus give you 10 hours of bright light.
Buy at Amazon: WakaWaka POWER Smartphone Charger-Black
As you would have noticed by now, no charger below $60 makes it to the list of top 5 best solar chargers which are portable and compatible with iPhone. Solar chargers tend to be of low quality when the price is below that margin.
The prices tend to vary every day, the price can be in the range +/- $10(Approx) to the mentioned value.