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Keeping charged up in the great outdoors. Solpro's Helios Smart.

Techstination feature for Thursday, April 9, 2015

Keeping your gadgets charged up in the great outdoors.    I’m Fred Fishkin with technology BootCamp, a report on gadgets and gear.    Whether you’re hiking, camping or out at the beach as the weather warms up….it can be a challenge to keep those power hunger smartphones and even fitness devices charged up.      Solpro is out with the Helios Smart that can take away some of that running out of juice anxiety.   CEO Bill Pike…

“The Helios Smart by Solpro is basically a 5 thousand milliamp hour battery pack.  You use it like any battery pack.  You can charge it with a micro USB cable that comes with it.  But what’s different is you can also charge ours very quickly with sun.  In just 90 minutes of direct sunlight, you get enough of a charge to fill up a regular smartphone.”

That seems like a breakthrough when it comes to solar powered battery packs.   You can find the Solpro Helios Smart for under 110 dollars.   You can find us at   I’m Fred Fishkin. 

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