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Goal Zero’s Switch 8 solar charger bundle now available for $100

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Goal Zero's Switch 8 Charging Kit appears

If you were put off by the price of Goal Zero’s Sherpa, then here’s something that might be more deserving of that slot in your backpack. The Switch 8 Solar Charging Kit costs $100 and bundles together a 2,200mAh battery and Nomad 3.5 solar panel. The manufacturer says that the 8-watt dynamite-shaped battery can be tanked up via sunlight in six hours, although this time can be reduced to four if you use a USB power source before you head into the wilderness. Interchangeable tips, which will be sold separately in the coming months, will allow compatibility with a variety of devices and also let you use the battery pack as a fan or flashlight — no cranking or pedaling required.

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Goal Zero’s Switch 8 solar charger bundle now available for $100 originally appeared on Engadget on Thu, 15 Nov 2012 11:31:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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