Premium Solar Charger - Ultra Thin Solar Powered Backup Battery

Review: Premium Solar Charger – Ultra Thin Solar Powered Backup Battery and Charger by XTG Technology

Premium Solar Charger is a medium quality product by XTG Technology. It is a ultra thin solar powered backup battery and charger USB, which can charge your smart phone, Mp3, Bluetooth headset and few other portable devices using the device’s USB cable.

It is suited for campers, travelers, adventurers for their emergency needs.  The device can charge up to 50-60% when left in the sun.

RATING : 3.3 / 5

PRICE: $ 19.99

Product Specifications

The Product Dimensions are 2.5 x 0.5 x 4.8 inches and weighs 3.5 ounces

In the box

Solar charger, mini USB charge cable, 2 window suction cups, the whole package comes in environment-friendly easy to open packaging.  Shipping weight is 6.4 ounces.

Batteries 1 Lithium ion battery is required.

Features

The solar charger is of a size of an iphone. The charger has a solar panel in the front side.

On the right side it has an

1. Input micro USB port for charging the battery of the charger
2. Output USB port for charging the portable devices.
3. LED extended lamp head.
4. LED  On/Off switch.

To the left is the wound adjustable/twistable wire of the LED flashlight.
To the back is the “check”capacity indicator to show the charge status and the remaining power level- 20%, 50%, 80%, 100% markings.

Battery

The charger has a built-in Lithium Ion 1500 mAh Battery and gives an output of DC 5V ± 5% 600 mAH maximum solar charge: 120 mA. The built-in battery can be charged by the provided USB cable or by the solar panel.

NOTE : Requires USB charging the charger to get it to 100%. The solar ray can charge upto 50% of the charger’s battery.

Pros

  • Thin, compact and lightweight.
  • The charger doubles as LED flashlight.
  • Innovative window suction cups for the car travels.
  • Product features meant for the price.

Cons

  • Contains a non-removable battery.
  • Lack of quality control resulting in mixed reviews on the charger.
  • Can only charge one device at a time.
  • Average battery capacity.
  • The USB socket wear out in a few months.
  • Cheap quality.

Verdict

The solar charger works well as a energy storing device, but works as a average solar charger. If I were you I would avoid the charger, main reason being lack of quality control. The one that I buy would be different from that of your’s in it’s quality. Your’s would give a better power than mine or vice versa. So we would have to wish on the probability play the good part.
I would recommend “ReVIVE Series Solar ReStore External Battery Power Pack” over this which is a better alternative, since it comes with a 3 year manufacturer warranty.