Solar Cell Phones Charging 101

From solar panels producing electricity for entire homes to solar cell phone chargers pushing cell phones to full charge, new innovations are constantly happening. Ten years ago, cell phones weren’t carried in pants pockets, especially because they were the size of old walkie-talkies that couldn’t fit comfortably inside pockets. House phones were the main form of communication, teenagers and young adults alike would address their new friends with a house phone number to call, not a cell phone. However, times have changed, and fast. Cell phone numbers are in the countless millions, and that is where solar cell phone chargers come into the picture.

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The solar cell phone charger works almost identical to other solar devices. The sunlight produces energy that is absorbed by solar devices. These devices then transfer the energy that has been made to the receiving end, whether it is a cell phone, home, or small electronic devices. From mobile solar chargers to huge solar panels, the difference is in the size and reason for using.

Along with preserving the environment, saving money on energy costs is a common reason for purchasing solar cell phone chargers. Although the cost to charge a cell phone through a wall outlet is not expensive, over the course of an entire year, the cost can add up. However, the cost to charge a standard cell phone, if the charger is only plugged in while being used, is normally less than a penny. That is calculating anywhere from two to three hours of charge time. But, if that cell phone charger is plugged in 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, the costs start to pile up. By using a solar cell phone charger, insurance that money will not be wasted can be accomplished.

The Solio Classic is a solar cell phone charger of high quality and excellent results. This device uses the sun as well as electricity to produce energy. For the average cell phone, every hour of sunshine equates 20 minutes of talk time. Another benefit to this product is that it can power other devices and lasts one full year.

Certain solar cell phone chargers produce energy at a pathetic rate, sometimes taking up to 28 hours to fully charge a cell phone. These ridiculous numbers and high costs of solar cell phone chargers turn into waste, because nobody wants to invest into a useless product. On the other hand, there are great solar cell phone chargers that produce little to zero waste due to people wanting to invest in the device because it is effective. Ultimately, solar cell phone chargers are a great invention and will be around for a long time, constantly receiving improvements and becoming more valuable to own.

About the Author

Valery Bowen writes for 12voltsolarpanels.net a non commercial blog focused on his energy efficient story to help people understand how and why they should save energy starting from small devices. He writes on Solar Chargers for Cell Phones to help people learn how to start save energy (and CO2 emissions) from the scratch and then apply those experience to the next level.

Bluetooth 3.0 prepped for launch on April 21

Everyone is aware of the Bluetooth technology which totally changed the era of modern wireless communication few years back. With the advent of this technology, the cell phone users didn’t have to stick around with each other for their multimedia files to transfer through the slow and low range medium of Infra-Red. Now people had a range of 1 meter or more, to transfer their files among each other, and therefore stay connected.

The advent of Bluetooth technology was with Bluetooth version 1.2 which had a slow transfer speed. Then, the technology advanced on with the advent of Bluetooth version 2.0, which had better transfer speeds and higher ranges then its predecessor. Bluetooth 2.0 has really reined the inter-cell phone multimedia communication, until recently.

The Bluetooth communications is planning a major breakthrough in Bluetooth technology with the integration of 802.11 technologies into Bluetooth, and upgrading it to version 3.0; with this advancement the users will have the privilege to transfer their multimedia content with blazing fast speeds of 802.11 wireless technologies, over their Bluetooth protocol. This does not mean that they have to transfer their connection onto a Wi-Fi connection; all they have to do is turn on their Bluetooth connection, and start transferring files onto another handset with the Bluetooth version 3.0 supports. The Bluetooth protocols would start communicating between each other at the blazing fast speeds of 802.11 wireless networks. They can now transfer huge multimedia content amongst their phones, without having to worry about the long hours the process is going to take, as with the 802.11 technology the files will be transferred at bolstering fast speeds. As soon as they are done transferring the file, their Bluetooth connection would switch back to earlier Bluetooth version protocol with the transfer speed of 3 MB per second, utilizing the same low battery power like before.

This advancement is supposed to be released in the general public on April 21st, 2009. Once the new standard is announced by Bluetooth SIG, it won’t be long before we start seeing Bluetooth version 3.0 enabled handsets in the market, and people transferring movies through their cell phones like they were just transferring some mp3 songs or wallpapers.

Some brands of phones do show concern over this technology though, as their batteries are not so heavily equipped to have an 802.11 connection go through them and still provide the user with the whole day of battery backup. This condition is being worked on, and hopefully will be resolved by the time this technology actually hits the market in the form of handsets.

The Easter Island Statues


The Easter Island is one of the most isolated pieces of land in the world. This volcanic island in the South Pacific has its nearest neighbors, Chile and Tahiti, 2000 miles away. If you are from North America, you have to take an airplane, another aircraft, and a boat to see the famous Easter Island statues.

Natives of the island call their home Te Pito O Te Henua or Navel of the World. The Dutch explorer, Admiral Roggeveen, discovered the island in 1722 during Easter and thus named it Easter Island. Today, Rapa Nui is a collective term to define the island, its inhabitants, and their language.

Anyone who goes to the Chilean island may need to consider getting the Easter Island map online or through their travel agents. The Easter Island map will guide you to discover the wonders of the southernmost tip of the Polynesian Triangle. Discover the Easter Island statues, Easter Island heads, the volcanoes, and other rustic and scenic land and seascapes.

Discovering the Island

The Easter Island sculptures are the center of attention when one visits the island. The best way to discover them among other interesting things is by hiking or a short taxi ride.

To start your visit, it will be best to visit the Ahu Tahai on the northern part of the island. It is an archaeological museum which can give you an overview of what to expect while discovering the Easter Island head and Easter Island statues. Maps that can help you plan your stay are also available.

A must see in the island is the Rano Kau. It is most magnificent volcano of the Easter Island where the Orongo, an archeological site, can be seen. If a 316 meter climb sounds daunting, you may take a taxi to the summit and hike down the scenic crater. When you see the view from the top of this volcano, you will understand the true meaning of awe.

The following day, visit the Easter Island statues and enjoy the beach of Anakena. Most of the statues that you will see here have been restored to help them survive what time and weather brings. From Anakena, you can take a 5 to 6 kilometer trek back to Hanga Roa or the town proper. Along the coast you will see Easter Island statues that have fallen, brown hawks watching you from their resting place, and you will appreciate the fantastic scenery. Don’t forget to bring food, water, and your sun block.

On your third day on Easter Island, visit Rano Raraku along its south coast. It was a quarry site considered as the birth place of the Easter Island heads and other Easter Island statues. This spot will let you see almost 400 stone Moais or statues in different stages of completion and deterioration. You can enjoy the site by yourself if you reach it before 9 am. If you do not want to join other tourists, you can again walk back to town.

Ahu Tepeu is a site where you will not see Easter Island statues but you will appreciate the stone works and caves that you can explore. From Ahu Tepeu, you can head inland to Ahu Akivi considered to be the most photographed site. You will see seven Easter Island heads re-erected in the 1960s. You can go back to town by taking farm roads nearby. Just check your Easter Island Map and you will not get lost.

A short hike can also take you to the top of Puna Pau which is a small crate which has been the source of the red stones that crowns most of the Easter Island heads.

The weather on the Easter Island is perfect to get your legs going. There are no fences to block your way and you can discover the island from many exciting points that will give you the most spectacular view of the Easter Island, the Easter Island statues, and the surrounding blue of the Pacific Ocean.