I haven't heard or read anything, JSeidel... anyone else? I was looking at external battery packs, but I read one person said their Kindle made a strange noise when attached and I lost interest.
Thanks for the recommendation Betsy!! LOL j/kBetsy the Quilter said:I am NOT recommending this for the Kindle, just putting this out as an example since there seems to be curiosity about solar chargers in general. Hikers/Backpackers use them a lot. REI has several versions from VERY expensive to inexpensive. Here's a link to one sold on Amazon: Solar Charger.
Repeat I am NOT recommending this for the Kindle, or anything else. Might be good, might not. I haven't tried it. I might get one for some of my other devices, it looks kinda cool.
Did I mention I am NOT recommending this for the Kindle?
Ain't that the truth!Teninx said:If I'm without electricity for the time that it takes my Kindle to deplete the battery charge, losing the use of my Kindle will be far down on my list of worries.
We were without power during/after Hufficane Ike for 5 days and we are 200 miles north of Houston. DD and family were without 10 days in NE Houston. We had to charge cell phones in my car. Maybe I should invest in a car charger for my Kindle!!Teninx said:If I'm without electricity for the time that it takes my Kindle to deplete the battery charge, losing the use of my Kindle will be far down on my list of worries.
A five-day interruption in electrical service would tax the capacity of our home generator and likely make it necessary for Mrs. Ten to be transported to an assisted living facility. The last think I'd be thinking about charging up would be our Kindles.Angela said:We were without power during/after Hufficane Ike for 5 days and we are 200 miles north of Houston. DD and family were without 10 days in NE Houston. We had to charge cell phones in my car. Maybe I should invest in a car charger for my Kindle!!
I also have the iGo and love it. I got tips for all of my devices. I just change the tip or use the splitter to charge more than one device. During the last hurricane through VA, my stepson's family was without power for five days. Fortunately they have a generator and their worst problem was keeping the cable running so the kids didn't go crazy.Gables Girl said:I have the iGo charger with the multiple tips, including the one for the Kindle and it has both a car charger and a wall plug end. It has worked fine on both sources for my Kindle, cell phone, etc. I figure if I lose power long enough to run out my Kindle, I'll be recharging everything in the car. Living in a hurricane prone area I try to think of the possibilities, since I've been down that road before. That is why I went for a book light that took regular batteries. So far I haven't seen a solar charger that works for the Kindle. I might get it if they had one.
LOL!jseidel5263 said:So, Betsy the Quilter, tell me what you REALLY think?
Are you recommending it!!?? LOL
I understand, j.....but in our situation being without power for any length of time is an emergency, life-impairing situation. Having the Kindle on solar power wouldn't matter one bit.jseidel5263 said:Teninx, the problem I have is twofold. I lose power quite regularly AND I live in earthquake country. Solar radios are a must-have. It's my "what if I decide to live on a desert island" query: Is there a reliable solar charger for my precious Kindle? I don't want to turn into Tom Hanks and talk to a soccer ball on my desert island!! Although I might decorate my Kindle for Christmas this year. If people can put clothes on dogs, why can't I do a little Kindle decorating?? Go Christmas Kindling? Ooh, there's an idea. Put your Christmas Carols on the Kindle and never forget the words!