Closeouts. Recharge your gadgets when you're off the grid and keep thousands of batteries out of the landfill with Brunton's Sync portable power device. The backpack-friendly design includes a rubberized shell that's impact- and water-resistant and a modular design that allows you to clip the control module onto your pack strap while keeping the power pack in your backpack.
Reviewed by Lon from Portland, OR. on Wednesday, December 28, 2011
descent product but you can find better for less out there. there's lots of small solar chargers for charging cell phones and mp3 players and other small devices that are much better and cost a lot less. when I'm camping and hiking I can care less about what name is on my gear for other people to see as long as its quality and serves my needs.
Cons: Find better for less, Over priced mediocre
Describe Yourself: Buys quality, Buys value, Frequent Traveler, Gear Head
Reviewed by Alice from Greenfield, already lost power this wint on Tuesday, November 29, 2011
I charged my Iphone twice, and I still have 4 blue lights lit. It was easy and worked fine. With STP discounts, its a great buy and well worth the peace of mind Ill have this winter. Just what I was looking for.
Describe Yourself: Technically Challenged
Pros: Charges older iphone, Durable, Easy To Use, Improves Functionality
Reviewed by pzampino from Shamong, NJ on Wednesday, August 3, 2011
I've only used it once, at home, to make sure that it works. The unit charged in 4 hours from an AC wall outlet(as advertised), and then my Android phone (HTC Droid Eris) charged from it overnight. I haven't verified the time it took to charge the phone, but it was less than 7 hours, and I would expect that it was within the 1-2 hours advertised; the sync was off when I checked in the morning thanks to the auto-shutoff feature.
The sync control is still showing between 75%-100% charge remaining. They claim that I should be able to get 5-6 "smartphone" charges from a single sync charge; We'll see...
At 12oz., it's not ultralight, but it's well worth the weight if you need portable juice.
Overall, it works as expected so far. I'm giving it 4 stars because I was surprised to read, on the package I received, that it's good for only about 500 sync charges. That was a surprise.
Reviewed by Buggy from Stone Mountain, GA on Tuesday, July 19, 2011
While the design and the promised features looked good, the electronics were poorly designed. Did not stay powered up when turned after only 2 uses. Was charging an iPhone 3. When it was on, very sensitive. Couldn't move it or it would lose connection. Two part system is cumbersome. Will be going with a solar mat. Not worth the purchase. Sent back. Sierra's return policy is incredible.
Yes, I can verify that it charges both. The solar charger does not charge the iPhone (though it did charge my wife's older iPod). But this power sync thing definitely does charge your iPhone. You just plug your white usb cable into it and turn on the power button. It charges about the same speed as if charging through the usb port on your computer.