05 July 2008

Oh solio mio....!

This is my Solio! It comes in a nice box, which is all recyclable ...

It has adapter tips, one of which fits my phone!

It has cables! And a sticky-on-the-window thingy!

See, it can sit on your window like this ...

Or it can be propped up on a pencil and sit on the ground in the sunshine.

It can charge up my phone and my iPod!

Seriously, this is one of the most beautifully designed, solid, clever little things I've ever seen, and I just love being able to recharge my phone and iPod with solar energy. It should have paid for itself within a couple of years. But money aside, I can use grid electricity just that little bit less immediately!

The Solio is UK designed - and used worldwide - you can find out more here, and if you're in Australia, you can buy one of your very own here.


  1. That is one of the cleverest devices! I looked it up when you first blogged about it and was amazed that it is so simple and such a no brainer of an idea.

  2. What a fabulous idea!! Great thinking !!!

  3. Oh - it's lovely - I want one of my very own!!!

    Well done - Off to check the website!

  4. I'm all hot for it too! My DH is having a birthday in a few weeks and goes hiking frequently. This seems like a great device not only when at home but also on the trail, so that cellphones and the like can get charged. Thanks for the great idea, and let us all know how it works for you.


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