Ray is the Window Solar Charger with a Suction Cup
This is one useful solar charger that comes with a suction cup and built-in battery. Named Ray, this compact solar charger will be great for places that get lots of direct sunlight for gathering clean energy to charge your mobile gadgets with.
The Ray window solar charger comes with a solar panel and USB cable for charging up your gadgets with. It comes with a compact battery with a capacity that will be able to charge a mobile phone fully on a full charge. With a suction cup, the solar panel can be attached to a window or a car’s windscreen to take advantage of the full sun on a clear day to juice up.
- Compact battery stores enough energy to fully charge a cell phone
- USB port allows for easy charging
- Suction cup attaches to windows
- Kickstand swings down for stability on flat surfaces
- USB cords can be tucked for storage into kickstand when folded closed
- LED light battery indicator shows status
While this solar charging gadget does seem like a pretty good idea, having a battery that has to be kept constantly in the sun while being charged to deal with all that heat doesn’t seem that all that well. Subjecting a typical lithium-ion battery to heat from the sun will considerably reduce the built-in battery’s lifespan over time, but it will still work fine if it is utilized as a complementary/emergency source of power and not a primary source like the car battery or wall outlet.
The Ray window solar charger retails for $39.99 on Quirky. It is currently on pre-order at time of writing and will go into production when it hits 2000 orders.