JOOS Orange may just be the toughest solar panel you can buy. Itís no slouch in the power department either. The JOOS Orange is a solar powered battery pack that can charge all iOS devices and just about any other USB powered device as well. Itís roughly the size of an iPad and weighs just about as much.
Most USB solar battery packs available today can take many hours or even days to charge in the sun. For every hour of direct sunlight the JOOS Orange receives it delivers two hours of 3G cellular talk time. I doubt there are any other solar power batter packs out there that can make such a claim. It comes with a replaceable 5400mAh battery pack that can charge most cell phones at least four times. They claim that it charges at least 3.5 times faster than any other portable charging unit, similarly priced.
The JOOS Orange is built tough. I mean really tough. During testing they shot it five times with a 22 caliber gun and it was still able to charge an iPad. This is one super durable unit and it even works in light rain. Itís built like a tank, but at the same time it doesnít feel too heavy either.
Itís been designed to be as simple a device as possible. It only has two power indicator lights and one micro USB port on the bottom of the unit. If you really want to geek out, however, there is a free desktop application called myJOOS, which allows you to hook it up to your computer and monitor the unitís behavior in real time.
Itís currently sold out, but they should be getting more in stock in a few weeks. It'll set you back $139.95, but if youíre the outdoorsy type who has lots of gadgets, then this will keep your devices powered up now matter where you go.