If you are looking for a reliable way to re-charge portable electronic devices on extended camping trips the Brunton Restore is a solid choice. When at full capacity the Restore’s internal lithium polymer battery will recharge virtually any USB compatible device. Charge he internal battery using USB power from a laptop, a wall adapter (not included), auto adapter, or the Restore’s solar panels.
Encased in a durable, water-resistant, rubberized shell measuring 5.5″x 3″x 1.25″ the Restore weighs 8.6 ounces. Thread the Restore onto a pack strap using the two loops on the device and the Restore can charge its internal battery via the solar panels as you hike.
An array of four blue LED’s each indicate 25% of the charge level of the internal battery and a useful white LED work light makes using the Restore at night a bit easier. The Restore comes with an integral cable with USB and mini USB plugs, and auto charger and an adapter for most cell phones. You may need device-specific charging cables in some instances (like iPods, iPhones or other Smartphones)
Beyond using the restore while camping it can provide backup for power outages and travel. At an average street price well under $100.00 the Brunton Restore is in the middle of the pack; there are more and less expensive alternatives but the features and capacity of the Restore are more than adequate for most of us.
Carrying electronic devices on camping trips remains a hot topic, one that we won’t try to debate here. Limit comments on this post accordingly please.
Brunton Restore Solar Charger
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