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Backcountry Power: Solio Xcellerator + Hub

A highly packable solar panel

Brand: Solio

Model: Xcellerator + Hub


[Weekend warrior]
Solio’s combo of the Xcellerator, a highly packable solar panel, and Hub, a 2,000 mAh lithium-ion battery, can keep any tablet juiced up indefinitely. Colorado testers plugged the Asus directly into the Xcellerator and went from 30 percent to full in four hours (on a sunny day). The panel collected enough energy to fully recharge the Hub after five hours, giving testers plenty of power for camp. $100; 9.5 oz. (both devices); solio.com

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