SolarFocus Cover Deploys Solar Power to Charge Your Kindle

January 9, 2012, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

This is something unique, by all standards! The Solar Kindle features a unique eco-friendly design with a lightweight high performance solar panel built right into the cover and a dual-charging (USB/solar) reserve battery that greatly extends reading time, with a guarantee of three months of unplugged Kindle use under normal sunlight environment.

The form-fitted cover keeps your Kindle safe from damage while discretely adding functionality with a built-in solar panel that charges the reserve battery for the LED reading light while also providing extra power to the Kindle.

And best of all, the reading light draws power from the reserve battery, not the Kindle, so you won’t have to worry about draining your Kindle’s battery. Users can even charge their Kindle using the cover’s built-in reserve battery.

Press the power button once and the LED indicator shows the reserve battery’s remaining power level for about five seconds. After that it’ll blink red while the Kindle is being charged.

To turn off charging, press the power button again and the LED indicator shows the reserve battery’s remaining power level before turning off.

To charge the Kindle in the cover using a power adapter or USB port, use the USB cable that came with the Kindle and plug it into to the cover’s micro-USB port.

Connect the cable to the Kindle’s AC adaptor or a powered USB port. After charging the Kindle, the LED indicator will blink green indicating the reserve battery is being charged.

The Solar Kindle Lighted Cover will be available January 15th, 2012, priced at $79.99 from retailers.

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