09 July 2012
SunWarrior today announced its PowerSwatch product, a mobile solar charger featuring snap-on expansion solar panels for more power and shorter charge times, the company says.
Utilizing proprietary ZapSnap technology, PowerSwatch solar chargers can expand from 3.5 watts to 10.5 watts or more. Since the ZapSnaps are conductive, users are free from the hassle and mess of external cabling.
“With 6 billion mobile subscribers worldwide, the need for convenient, cost-effective mobile solar chargers is enormous,” stated Rourke Oakland, SunWarrior’s CEO. “But one size does not fit all.”
PowerSwatch can expand in increments of 7 watts with each additional PowerPlus2 expansion solar panel, Oakland says, adding that customer don’t have to buy a new charger if they want more power. Instead, they can add a PowerPlus2.
PowerSwatch, featuring ZapSnaps, allow users to buy a base unit and expand to suit their needs. PowerSwatch’s 3.5-watt output is more than sufficient for charging most smartphones and smaller devices. Users requiring speedy charge times or have more demanding devices (iPads, ereaders, tablets, etc.) may choose to purchase one or more PowerPlus2 expansion solar panels. Additionally, PowerPlus2s can be added to any side of the PowerSwatch and can even snap to each other.
PowerSwatch and PowerPlus2 solar charging system is weather resistant, which makes it well suited to camping, fishing, hiking, golf, sporting events and other off-the-grid activities, according to SunWarrior.