Reality Check : Solar iPhone Charger

iPhones, Blackberries, and other smartphones are a common solar charging question. So here is a summary of what you need to know to avoid frustration and choose the solar iphone charger that will do the job for you. USB Port…

Battery-Free vs Free-Of-Batteries

I’m getting a little tired of misleading semantics when it comes to self-powered flashlights & radios. So here’s the scoop…When a flashlight or radio says that it is powered by solar or hand crank and there are no batteries to…

Brunton Sustain & Brunton Impel Quirks

Brunton Sustain & Brunton Impel Quirks

It’s been over a year since Brunton introduced the Sustain & Impel batteries. These are the ones that replaced their popular Solo 7.5 & Solo 15 batteries. Since their release, these batteries have been incredibly popular, and extremely versatile. Brunton…

Solar iPad Charger Test Results

I get asked more and more about how to operate, charge, or otherwise power an iPad when away from civilization. Seems that the iPad is becoming a popular device for documenting expeditions. The iPad or the iPhone 4, but that…

12V DC Car Adaptor for Apple MacBook Magsafe

Attention all MacBook users!Your day of freedom is coming!In the next 2 weeks, Modern Outpost will be releasing a new 12V DC Car Adaptor for the Apple MacBook MagSafe connector.What does this mean to you?Two things…1. You will be able…

Shake Flashlights – A New Fitness Craze?

Have you seen them? They look like a normal flashlight, but are very different: they charge themselves, they don’t use batteries, and their bulbs never burn out. Shake flashlights have been extremely popular over the past few years as an…

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