The Freeloader Pro is claimed to be the only solar charger that can work in all weather conditions, including the Polar Ice Cap. Charged by solar, or, via a USB connection, the Freeloader Pro internal battery is loaded in approximately 8 or 3 hours respectively.
From there, its charging capacity is phenomenal.
It can charge a cell phone for 70 hours of stand by, or, an eBook reader – such as Kindle – for 5,000 page turns. That’s a lot of reading and talking.
The Freeloader Pro comes complete with USB charging cable and adapters for:
- iPod, Iphone, iPhone 3G, iTouch, Nano
- Nokia Phones, including mini adaptors
- Samsung phones
- LG Phones
- Sony Ericsson Phones
- Nintendo DS Lite
- Motorola, Blackberry, most smartphones, Garmin and most GPS, PDAs, and, Bluetooth headsets
- Sony Psp, Archos, most MP4 players, two-way radios, portable DVD players, eBook readers, digital cameras, and PDAs.
The reviews on this charger have been mixed. Some people love it and some people hate it. It should be said that there is a protective plastic skin on the panels and, one person who purchased the item said that once the covers were removed the charger functioned just as it was supposed to do so. This user believed it was possible t use the charger without realizing that it had protective covers. To be sure you get the best solar charger read as many user reviews as you can.
What you can’t do with the Freeloader Pro is use it to power devices. You can only charge devices once the power has been stored in the unit’s battery. It self charges fast by sun or USB.
For its low price and capacity, the Freeloader Pro certainly meets the criteria of best solar charger.