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Solar Backpacks and Backup Laptop Chargers

Updated on November 24, 2015
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Deborah has four daughters, son-in-laws, seven grandchildren and other people for whom she buys gifts. She writes about her best gift ideas

Campers Who Want to Bring Along Electronics Will Love These Backpacks!

A solar panel on the outside of these backpacks helps you keep everything charged.  Stay in touch wherever you have internet service, even if no electricity is available.
A solar panel on the outside of these backpacks helps you keep everything charged. Stay in touch wherever you have internet service, even if no electricity is available. | Source

Backup Battery Chargers for People on the Go

Are you looking for a solar battery charger for your laptop, tablet computer and other mobile devices? If you enjoy taking your computer and other devices on camping trips or to the beach, having a backup battery charger will make the trip much more pleasurable. In addition, if the electricity ever goes out at your home or office, being able to charge your laptop and other mobile devices in order to communicate with emergency personnel and your relatives can bring you a better sense of security and peace of mind.

Members of our family are spread out across the country, and everyone has had their electricity go out from time to time. Last year, two of our daughters were affected by a major hurricane on the Eastern seaboard, and neither of them had electricity for several days. They were hesitant to spend much time on their cell phones because they didn't want to have to keep taking their phones out to their cars to be charged. They were unable to use their laptops. I plan to give all our daughters some type of backup charger before this happens again. I like to be able to stay in touch, especially when there is an emergency.

SolarGoPack is a Popular Choice!

SolarGoPack solar powered backpack, charges mobile devices, Take Your Power with You, 12k mAh L-ion Battery, Black & Blue -- Stay Charged my Friends ..
SolarGoPack solar powered backpack, charges mobile devices, Take Your Power with You, 12k mAh L-ion Battery, Black & Blue -- Stay Charged my Friends ..

These backpacks allow you to charge your laptop, cell phone or other mobile devices. It charges while you are on a hike or if you just leave it out in the sun.

 

A Variety of Chargers Available

There are a wide variety of these chargers available. Some of the more popular choices are solar powered backpacks that allow you to carry your laptop and other devices around and keep them fully charged at the same time. However, these are not your only option. There are also solar powered chargers that are not part of a a backpack. One of the items shown here is sure to meet your needs.

Having a way to charge your laptop no matter where you are can greatly extend your ability to use it and your other devices when your electricity goes out or when you decide to roam far away from the nearest electrical outlet. In fact, if you live in an area that is prone to natural disasters, such as hurricanes, blizzards, or earthquakes, owning one of these devices could be life-saving.

Keep your laptop, tablet and other mobile devices working. Take your power with you wherever you go.

Top of the Line Solar Backpack Charger

This Voltaic charger is considered one of the top solar chargers on the market. If you spend a lot of time away from civilization and electricity, or you are concerned about a major power outage in your area, this may be the device that you will want to get.

A Highly Rated Backpack Solar Charger

Voltaic Systems - Array USB Solar Backpack with Backup Battery Pack - Charcoal | Powers Laptops, Phones, & More | Solar Charge your Laptop Anywhere
Voltaic Systems - Array USB Solar Backpack with Backup Battery Pack - Charcoal | Powers Laptops, Phones, & More | Solar Charge your Laptop Anywhere

This device is highly rated. It allows you to charge your computer while you are out walking in the sun. You can also lay the solar array in the sun and charge your computer and other devices while you are working outdoors. However, it only works in the sun.

 

More Info on Backup Chargers

Solar backpack chargers are especially popular with people who enjoy spending a lot of time outdoors. They are ideal for hikers, beachcombers, and anyone who does not want to be limited by the length of their extension cord.

The prices of these chargers vary widely from the top-of-the-line Voltec to the much more affordable competitors. The Voltec is highly rated by people who have purchased it. It is capable of fully charging a laptop or iPad, as well as a variety of other mobile devices. The biggest criticism of their less expensive competitors is that they are not always as durable as buyers would like.

In addition to the solar backpack chargers, there are many other solar and battery powered devices that are capable of meeting your needs, as well.

These Chargers Can Be Life-Saving in an Emergency

I feel that it is so important for people to have a way to charge their mobile devices in an emergency that I plan to give one of these devices to each of our adult daughters. They all live in areas that are prone to either earthquakes, hurricanes or tornadoes, so it will bring me peace of mind to know that they will be able to stay in touch, even if they have no electricity.

Solarbac Computer Backpack with Solar Charger

This SOLARBAK backpack is also an excellent choice. One of the advantages of these devices is that they allow you to charge your laptop, mobile phone and similar items with just the sunlight.

Of course, the disadvantage is that you need to have sunlight wherever you are going.

SolarGoPack solar powered backpack, charge mobile devices, Take Your Power with You, 12k mAh Lithium Ion Battery, 27 liter Ballistic Nylon Bag, Black - Stay Charged my Friends
SolarGoPack solar powered backpack, charge mobile devices, Take Your Power with You, 12k mAh Lithium Ion Battery, 27 liter Ballistic Nylon Bag, Black - Stay Charged my Friends

This is another choice that will allow you to operate your mobile equipment even when you have no source of electricity ... as long as you have sunlight. They may not be ideal, for example, if you want backup charging capacity after thunderstorms and tornadoes, because the overcast skies may limit how well they work. Click on the name of the product above to be taken directly to Amazon where you can read the reviews and learn more about this product.

 

Do you have a backup charger for your laptop? Do you plan to get one?

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      Deborah Carr 3 years ago from Orange County, California

      These solar backpack chargers are perfect during disasters or for people who like to go "off the grid" once in a while. They make great gifts, too, for people who frequently experience power outages.

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      chrisilouwho 3 years ago

      I plan on getting one now!

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      sha-ron 4 years ago

      not at the moment, but love everything to do with solar it is so simple and saves you power when out camping and great for charging up phones etc

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      Deborah Carr 4 years ago from Orange County, California

      @WriterJanis2: I think anyone who wants to stay in communication when electricity is not available would want to have one of these!

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      I don't and this is a great idea.