CES 2012: Brunton Launches Extra Rugged Solar-Power iPhone Case

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There are a lot of iPhone cases with solar panels that have made their way onto the market over the last few years, but Brunton -- a company known for creating rugged outdoor gear and off-grid power solutions -- wanted to get in the game. They've created an extra-tough case for the iPhone 4 and 4S.

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The shell is rubberized so it absorbs the shock of a fall and can better protect your phone, and the case features a 2.4 Amp rechargeable battery. And for those that want a little something extra, there is a solar panel that pops out like a kickstand for your phone. You can then stand the phone up however you need to use it, or to get a charge for the case.

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There was some question as to how long it would take to charge the case's battery to full and no one at the booth at the time had the answer; however, the solar panel is only a 0.1 Amp and the battery can hold enough to charge an iPhone 4 or 4S to full twice, so I'm guessing it is probably at least 8+ hours of direct sunlight, but likely more. The case is due to come out on the market in about a month or so, and more details will follow.

Tags: CES | Gadgets | iPhone | Solar Gadgets | Solar Power

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