Sanyo's Eneloop Solar Charger

There's the Solio, the Soldius1 and the SolarStyle, just to name a few; no doubt about it, there isn't any shortage of solar chargers these days. So what's the big deal about the Sanyo Eneloop charger? It combines the capacity to juice up rechargeable batteries (4 AAs at a time) with a handy USB port in the back, perfect for charging your iPod, cell or PDA at the same time, all without the necessity of the conventional energy grid. Handy, no? It'll be available in Japan starting November 21st for an expected ¥20,000 or $170; we hope enough sun shines on Sanyo to send it stateside. via ::Gizmodo

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