SolarFocus has created the world’s first solar powered e-reader cover! This product just launched last month and will be shipping just in time for Mother’s Day making this a great gift for the tech savvy mom’s that love to read! This new cover has an eco-friendly design and a flexible, lightweight high performance solar panel that is built right into the cover! No extra or lose cords to deal with, just place in directly sunlight to start charging!
- Solar powered e-reader cover with flexible, lightweight solar panel built into the cover.
- Dual-charging (USB/solar) reserve battery greatly extends reading time.
- 3-month guarantee for unplugged Kindle use under normal sunlight environment.
- LED reading lamp turns on with one touch release.
- Integrated reserve battery runs the LED lamp for up to 50 hours continuously without using the Kindle’s main battery.
- Integrated reserve battery can also transfer energy to the Kindle’s main battery to extend reading time.
- Integrated solar panel collects and converts solar energy “on the go” — one hour under direct sunlight can provide up to 3 days reading time.
- Premium leather cover.
Since there is never a shortage of sunny days here in Arizona and I love renewable energy sources, I was thrilled to get to try out the Solar Lighted Cover by SolarFocus! The SolarKindle cover was simple to fit onto my Kindle and does a great job of protecting my Kindle without adding too much extra bulk or weight. The light works well and makes it easy to read the entire screen without disturbing my husband at night while he tries to sleep or watch some TV. The light runs only off of it’s own battery supply which can be charged by the sun with the Solar Panel that is on the front of the cover. It can also be charged through USB if you don’t make it outdoors. I was a bit disappointed that the Solar Panel wasn’t to charge the Kindle itself but only the reserve battery that is used to power the light. It can transfer power from the reserve battery built into the case to the Kindle’s main battery source. However, the user guide recommends you only transfer power from the SolarKindle Lighted Cover to your Kindle when it is necessary like when your kindle shows a low battery sign. I thought it would be great to use the Solar charge as the main means of recharging my Kindle. Still, it’s nice that the light isn’t pulling power away from my Kindle so I don’t loose the long read time that the Kindle is known for between charges. Having a cover on my Kindle has also made it much easier to read in bed! Now, when I lay on my side, the cover doubles as a stand allowing me to create an upside down V with the cover that props up my kindle and makes it simple to read without having to hold anything!
You can enter to WIN a Solar Kindle Cover right here on A Mom’s Take! Head over to the giveaway post to enter to win! You can find the Solar Lighted Cover for Kindle Touch and Kindle 4 available through SolarFocus’ website and on Amazon. Both models of SolarKindle covers are available at a pre-sale price of $79.99.
Disclosure: I received a SolarKindle in exchange for my honest review. I was not compensated in any other manner. The opinions expressed above are my own and any claims should be verified on the sponsor’s site.