This hasn’t been discussed in some years and the technology has advanced since so…
I have an old Goal-Zero solar charger that I use to charge batteries for my headlamp, flashlights, camp lantern and, occasionally, my E-reader when I do an extended trip. It takes about half-a-day to charge 4 AA-batteries and never fully recharges my Nook.
I do carry a back-up battery or power-box (whatever they call these things) to ensure that my phone has a charge at the take-out so I can call my shuttle but my solar charger is mostly to top off my AA & AAA batteries for my lights.
With the new advancements and companies out there, I am thinking of adding a newer and more powerful solar charger to keep my batteries and Nook charged and after a lot of reviews and vids, I have come down to the Anker and the 1byone. BUT I cannot find anything comparing these two panels. Price and stats seem to be comparable so unless I am missing something, it may come down to a coin-flip.
Anyone have any thoughts as to which would be best for paddling under my noted use?
note: ignore the hype about keeping your phone and I-pad charged which seems to be what the ads focus on.