I was reading up on Gadget lab the other day and saw this.
Seems like it would be great for touring -- slap it on the top of your bundle at the back of the bike and you're good to go? Would certainly be great for my iPhone i reckon anyway. It's a big clunky at 8.5x14 and 24 oz, but lots of potential.
"With just an hour in the sun, the Joos Orange will generate (and store in its li-ion battery) enough power to keep you talking on the phone for two and a half hours."
"It will charge in low light, can be charged via USB if there really is no sun, and the polycarbonate and steel body is waterproof, meaning itíll even charge underwater. When the battery finally dies after 1,000 cycles you can still power gadgets before the replacement battery turns up."
I'm curious to hear actual trials of people using this, but it sounds great for 100 bucks??
Source article: http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2010/...l-than-rivals/