Go green with FreeLoading charger

While we're all for going green, anything that also appeals to our innate thriftiness is doubly likely to push our gadget buttons. So hail Solar Techn

While we're all for going green, anything that also appeals to our innate thriftiness is doubly likely to push our gadget buttons. So hail Solar Technology International's FreeLoader, here to save the planet and slash our colossal power bills in one go.Once fully charged for free from the sun's rays, the pocketable panel promises enough juice to keep an iPod chugging away for 18 hours. Alternatively, plug in a mobile phone and it'll enjoy nearly two whole days of freebie power. Even a power swigging PSP will see two and a half hours of extra play.The two sets of solar skins fold away inside the aluminium case when not in use, with most mobiles, cameras, sat-navs and portable consoles (including the PSP and DS) catered for out of the box. iPod owners, though, will need a separate adaptor.And don't worry if your days aren't spent on Bondai beach catching rays, STI reckons it'll work just fine under our cloudy skies, or even indoors. Still, if the worst comes to the worst, you can always cheat by topping up via USB cable (we won't tell anyone).

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Solar Technology International FreeLoader Price: £30 On sale: 1st March Contact: Solar Technology International Related stories: Solar comes to the high street