We all know that for the majority of us, we get at least 10 hours of sunlight each day without fail, even more so for those who live in tropical countries. Having said that, don’t you think that it would be a no-brainer to introduce solar chargers in such countries? Granted, the efficiency of such panels are still not as high as what we hope it would be, but the sector has taken leaps and bounds since its inception. With the mPowerpad Solar Charger, there is an added benefit to toting this around – it will not only juice up your devices, it also boasts of being “the world’s first all-in-one solar charger with gesture-based control.”

It seems that the mPowerpad is able to completely charge an iPhone in just six hours as long as it is in direct sunlight, and there are other features for you to take advantage of the energy harvested during the day when you’re not powering your iPhone – such as a built-in reading light, flashlight, radio, and even a built-in ultrasonic insect repellent.

All of those certainly make it to be one of the more versatile and useful outdoor devices to carry with you if you love the great outdoors. It is said that the mPowerpad Solar Charger will retail for around $80 each, where availability has been projected to happen this coming January.

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