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The World's Lightest, Thinnest Solar Charger Is The Same Size As Your Phone

Published On 07/17/2015 Published On 07/17/2015
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Solar powered backup chargers are all the rage these days, as they should be. Their one downside? They're usually much bigger than our phones, making them a hassle to carry around without lugging a bag everywhere. Solar Paper, the world's thinnest and lightest solar charger yet, gives you portable solar power in a pocket-sized package.

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At 3.5 by 7.5 inches in size, and 0.15 inches in thickness, Solar Paper is seriously compact. The whole rig weighs in at only 4 oz—but don't think that it doesn't have serious charging power. On a sunny day, it can reliably take your iPhone from dead to fully charged in 2.5 hours, same as if it were plugged into a wall outlet.

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Since you'll probably be using it out in the elements, Solar Paper is water-resistant and durable. The basic 5-watt starter kit can be supplemented with additional panels via magnetic clips to add extra charging oomph. 

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Solar Paper's Kickstarter campaign crushed its funding goal already, but they're still going, so there's room for you to hop on the green portable charging train. A pledge of $79 here will get you the basic 5-watt package, which is expected to retail at $120 upon its November 2015 release.  


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