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Solar Backpack Review

Solar Backpack Review

Here is a dirty little secret about solar backpacks – they are pretty much all the same. (Probably not what you were expecting to hear in a solar backpack review, huh?) Oh sure, they come in different sizes and colors and prices vary a little, but for the most part, they serve the same purpose with the same functionality. Continue reading

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O’neill Solar Backpack

O’neill Solar Backpack

Advertised as the first fully integrated solar backpack, the O’Neill solar backpack was rolled out in 2005. While most would prefer to steer clear of the argument about who was first, everyone seems to agree that the O’neill solar backpack was definitely one model that offered excellent integration. Continue reading

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Voltaic Systems Solar Backpack – Off Grid

Voltaic Systems Solar Backpack – Off Grid

What sets this Voltaic Systems solar backpack apart from the offerings of most other solar backpack offerings is the detachable solar panels. With your average solar backpack, the entire pack needs to be placed in direct sunlight for 7+ hours. This means that while it charges, you can’t use the backpack itself. The Voltaic Systems Solar Backpack Off Grid allows you to set the panels up somewhere to charge while the backpack remains useful. Continue reading

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Voltaic Backpacks Review

Voltaic Backpacks Review

Voltaic backpacks are manufactured using recycled material. This demonstrates the company’s willingness to use green technology over expedience. Anyone who is environmentally conscious will be happier knowing the quality product they are so pleased with uses material that would otherwise be taking up space in a landfill. Continue reading

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Infinit Solar Backpack

Infinit Solar Backpack

The Infinit solar backpack is a light duty pack designed to extend the usefulness of your electronic devices and allow charging anywhere. Infinit, a UK company founded in London in 2008, has operations throughout Western Europe and is establishing a foothold in the US as well. Continue reading

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Helius Solar Backpack

Helius Solar Backpack

The Helius solar backpack is a rugged pack designed to allow on the go charging of small electronic devices. The most popular model is the Helius V-Dimension solar backpack. Designed to be versatile and convenient, the V-Dimension Helius solar backpack ships with adaptors that allow it to charge Iphone, LG, Samsung, Motorola, Nokia, and any device that uses a mini USB to charge. While other connectors are available, this broad selection allows the Helius solar backpack to charge 98% of cellular phones, portable music player, and hand held GPS devices straight out of the box. Continue reading

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Ecowatt Solar Backpack

Ecowatt Solar Backpack

According to their website, Ecowatt is a technology-based company whose objective is to prove that both fashion and function do not have to be mutually exclusive. Ecowatt is a company founded in 1998 in San Diego, California as the green movement began to really win converts. The company’s goal was and is to combine environmental responsibility with trendy fashion to allow young people the option of being both cool and part of the green revolution. Continue reading

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What is the Best Solar Backpack?

What is the Best Solar Backpack?

What is the best solar backpack? This question is a difficult one to answer. Based on popularity, most people are choosing either a Helius solar backpack or a Voltaic solar backpack. Solar backpacks all serve the same general function. Continue reading

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DIY Solar Backpack – Is it worth the time and effort?

DIY Solar Backpack – Is it worth the time and effort?

We’ve all seen the neat solar backpacks that are starting to pop up on college campuses and in office buildings everywhere. They offer their owners the option of recharging items like phones and GPS devices without being tied to an electrical outlet. When someone walks through the crowd wearing one of these, you can practically see the light bulbs above the heads of technologically savvy people with a big caption that reads “DIY solar backpack!!” Continue reading