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QuickerTek intros solar chargers for range of MacBooks

updated 06:15 pm EST, Mon November 30, 2009

Both 27W and 55W models are available

QuickerTek has expanded its line of solar chargers to include new models capable of supplying power to MacBooks. The Apple Juicz chargers feature a flexible solar cell that can be folded for storage while traveling. The 27 watt version unfolds to 41.5 x 30.5 inches and is claimed to recharge a MacBook or MacBook Pro in eight to 12 hours when used in optimum sunlight conditions. A 55 watt model is said to charge a notebook in as few as five hours.

Both chargers include a 3 foot extension cable, MagSafe connector, notebook bag, and a 12V cigarette lighter port. A connector is also provided for attaching external batteries.

The Juicz chargers are compatible with 13-, 15-, and 17-inch MacBooks. The 27 watt version carries a price of $700, while the 55 watt variant costs $1,200.





by MacNN Staff

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  1. MyRightEye

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    Awesome

    Except for the price!!

  1. malax

    Joined: Dec 1969

    -1

    wow

    That a boatload of money for a green gimmick.

  1. JeffHarris

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +2

    Wow!

    Apple's MagSafe connectors sure are EXPENSIVE! Who'd have thought they'd drive up the cost of portable solar panels so much!

    Solar panels are hardly a gimmick. For years there have been portable solar panels systems similar to this that were capable of recharging PowerBooks and loads of other devices. They were also considerably cheaper than these.

    These prices really seem like some sort cynical attempt to cash in on the "green" gravy train.

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