Own a Kindle? Then we might have just the most important accessory for your Kindle. SolarKindle a Kindle cover cum solar charger is trying to solve more than one problem. Not that Kindle has any problems of its as it can go on for months on a single charge. SolarKindle is taking it further.
You don’t have to charge your Kindle ever.
The SolarKindle has a solar panel built into the cover which you can use to charge the eReader. It also has a built-in LED booklight so you can even read at night.
Specifications of SolarKindle
- SolarKindle measures 7.9×4.7×0.7 (in inches) and weights 7.6 ounce. The total weight of Kindle and the SolarKindle will take the total weight close to 14 ounces. Still less than many cholesterol affected Android tablets out there.
- There is a LED light to facilitate night time reading.
- SolarKindle which is a case cum charger has an in-built 1500 mAh battery. Which means it stores energy and Kindle will draw its energy from the battery and not directly from the sun. You can read even when it rains.
- The LED light also draws its energy from the in-built battery.
Sounds too good to be true? It’s not but it’s expensive. SolarKindle cover costs $80 which is a dollar more than a $79 Kindle. But the notion of not looking for a power outlet ever? Priceless.
If reading under the sun is your sort of thing then we recommend 3 things – Kindle, SolarKindle and sunglasses.
The readability under sunlight capability of Kindle and the lack of a similar functionality in iPad reminds me of this old advertisement :
I actually paid more for these sunglasses. That was when Kindle costed $139. The cheapest costs $79 today.