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Charge of the Travelling Light Brigade

Casio ProTrek Tough Solar Triple Sensor Watch A chunky little number that would probably look out of place with your best Armani suit but certainly not after hours while taking in the local scenery. Comes with full auto illuminator, altimeter, barometer, thermometer, 1/100th Sec. stopwatch timer countdown timer and five alarms. price: £120 www.casio.co.uk
 Charge of the Travelling Light Brigade
 
 
Casio ProTrek Tough Solar Triple Sensor Watch A chunky little number that would probably look out of place with your best Armani suit but certainly not after hours while taking in the local scenery. Comes with full auto illuminator, altimeter, barometer, thermometer, 1/100th Sec. stopwatch timer countdown timer and five alarms. price: £120 www.casio.co.uk
Freeloader Solar Charger The advantage of the trusty Freeloader is that, once charged, it's folded up to become a battery. Simply leave it sitting in the sun while you go off and do other things and then power your mobile phone, PDA or media device with impunity. price: £30 Visit www.firebox.com for a great deal on the Freeloader Solar Charger.
MP4 Solar player/charger For the ultimate of tunes on the move, choose this 2GB MP4 player with two solar panels built in for either recharging the built in Li-ion batteries or for recharging other electrical devices through the USB OUT. The eco friendly MP4 player will never have to be plugged in to get any power and, with the ability to recharge 4.5V, 5V, 6.3V, 9V devices, you will be getting a mobile power station wherever you go. price: £139.99 www.thesolarcentre.co.uk
6.5W Sunlinq portable folding solar charger A stylish charger that's small enough to slip in a cargo trouser pocket or glove compartment, but opens up into a powerful portable solar panel with near universal connectivity. Suitable for charging handheld devices and rechargeable batteries, small 12V accessories, and 12V vehicle batteries. Ideal for expeditions, outdoor photography and emergency kits. price: £100 www.selectsolar.co.uk
PowerMonkey eXplorer - Portable Charger with Solar Slave Simply use the included mains adaptor to fully charge the PowerMonkey and you will get up to 96 hours standby on your mobile phone, 40 hours on your iPod, 6 hours on your Sony PSP, 2 full charges on your PDA plus its original charge and up to 1600 pictures on your digital camera! The manufacturers claim that PowerMonkey will even hold its charge without leakage for up to a year. With the new solar slave, the PowerMonkey-eXplorer kit lets you charge wherever, whenever. price: £65 Visit www.firebox.com for a great deal on the PowerMonkey eXplorer.
Solio Solar Charger Recharge your iPod or mobile phone virtually anywhere under the sun. The Solio charges an internal battery, so if you leave it in the sun during the day you can charge from it on cloudy days or during the evening price: £60 Visit www.firebox.com for a great deal on the Solio Solar Charger.
Solar Wireless Spy Camera Pen How could we resist this little gem? For those on a mission, the Solar Wireless Spy Camera Pen is a must. This is a fully functioning and normal looking pen with a built-in wireless mini spy camera, and a solar charger for quick and easy recharging of the pen camera's built in Li-ion battery. For fun or for some serious spying, just whip out the pen, twist the cap to start the wireless transmission, have the included MP4/Wireless receiver within 10-20 metres, and you can view and record everything that your spy camera pen sees. We want one and we want one today… price: £349.99 www.thesolarcentre.co.uk
Solar Briefcase Probably more for storage in the car than as a portable emergency backup, this solar battery is powerful, compact and very versatile. Ideal for notebook computers and GPS systems and, during peak hours of sunshine, a mobile phone can be charged in an hour. Supplied with many connectors for different applications, these briefcase chargers are perfect for applications when on the move; its briefcase-style case gives it excellent protection when not in use. price: £59 Visit www.maplin.co.uk for great deals on electronic products.
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