Getting stuck on the road and not having a way to charge your iPhone, iPad, or GPS devices is not nice. You always have a chance to charge your gadgets if you have a portable solar charger or battery extender with you. The Goal Zero Solar Recharger is quite special. It lets you carry extra battery power with you. This compact recharger can be refueled using a USB source or a solar panel.
The Goal Zero Switch 8 Solar Recharger is an ultra-lightweight power supply for smartphones and USB devices. It has interchangeable tips, so it will work for popular smartphones and tablets. Switch 8 can be refueled using solar power in under 5 hours. It can recharge your smartphone up to 2 times per full charge. We like the fact that these can be chained together to offer even more power. For $40, this is not a bad deal.
The iBell Mini alarm clock is another cool accessory for iPhone owners. It is designed to turn your smartphone into a double-bell alarm clock. It has a free companion app that gives you more control. All you need to do is plug this into your iPhone 4S or iPod Touch, and you are set. You get snooze and timer functions too. Connect the included USB cable to charge your phone. We would love to try a version that is compatible with newer iOS devices.