"The sexiest, most functional portable power source on the market today."4.5 starson by thebigjonas
Pros: Internal battery, design, lighweight, compatibility.
Cons: Doesn't come with a case.
Summary: I have a K750i phone, an iPod, a PDA, a Bluetooth headset and one of those USB reading lights. Solio powers them all. I travel a lot and thanks to my Solio, I can leave all my other chargers at home which means so much less fuss for me. And if the sun doesn't shine, I can still power it up from the wall and use it to keep my devices running.
I love to mountain bike and snowboard and with my Solio, I can be on the mountain all day long and be listening to my iPod without skipping a beat - it's so light you don't even notice carrying it at 160g.
During the week I'm on my cellphone for work and my Solio keeps it topped up after a long day of calls and listening to music in transit.
Maybe the reviewer didn't take time to check the compatability because if he did, he'd know that connector tips are available for most phones on the market today including SonyEricsson phones - both old and new models like the K750i. Not to mention its compatibility with PDAs, audio players, digital cameras and GPS units to boot.
And about standing it on its side - don't know about you guys but the sun shines from above for most of the day... and for that reason, there is a hole through the hinge that binds the blades to insert a pencil, twig or this little window sucker thing (included) to keep it pointed properly toward the sun. This is a really well designed device.
The only downside is that there is no case to put this thing in, but if you check out the company behind it - they're called Better Energy Systems - they actually have a line of cases called Tread made from recycled truck tires not only for your Solio, but for iPods and laptops too. Some seriously funky gear - these guys are onto something.
Don't mean to rave but this Solio solves a lot of my problems when travelling, heading outdoors and around town. For anyone with any mobile device, you seriously need one of these!
Oh and did I mention that this is like the sexiest designed charger ever? I mean there are solar panels and there are back up batteries, and then there's SOLIO. Nuff said.