This powerful solar charger is 'great' for camping trips: 'Outdoor geeks, get this'

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'Outdoor geeks, get this': This powerful solar charger is 'great' for camping trips (Photos via Amazon & Getty)

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While many of us enjoy time away from our phones, it gives peace of mind knowing your device is fully charged should those "just in case" situations arise.

Dubbed a "monster" power bank by Amazon reviewers, the Vooe Solar Charger can charge multiple devices for days on end, making it perfect for weekend getaways and summer excursions.

Solar Portable Charger

Solar Portable Charger in orange and dark blue on white background (Photo via Amazon)
Solar Portable Charger (Photo via Amazon)

$29 $38 at Amazon

The details

The handheld power bank features a power capacity of 26800mAh, which, in layman's terms means it can charge your phone or tablet between six and eight times when fully charged.

The power bank comes with two USB ports for simultaneous charging and is compatible with both Apple and Android devices.

What reviewers are saying

The "Amazon's Choice" solar charger has racked up an average rating of 4.1 stars from more than 1,000 reviews.

According to one reviewer, the power bank is "great" for day-long excursions, camping, hiking and other outdoor activities.

The battery is "long-lasting," and with the built-in solar panels, "topping up" has "never been easier," they write.

It's a "monster" of a charger, echos another shopper. After using it several times over a four-day camping trip, the power bank still held a 50 per cent charge. "Outdoor geeks, get this," they add.

Solar Charger (Photo via Amazon)
Solar Charger (Photo via Amazon)

$29 $38 at Amazon

The power bank is "strong and durable," writes a third reviewer, who notes that on a full charge, it was able to "fully charge" their tablet twice and their phone three times.

Despite high ratings for durability and value, some users note the solar charging feature is more of a "novelty" than a charging method, adding you still need to charge the device via an electrical port.

The solar panel provides "some charging capabilities" but is best used for "emergency circumstances," writes one shopper.

It's "pretty good" but "not great for solar use," adds another. "Overall, it's a great power bank," however, the solar charging function is not dependable, they write.

The verdict

For shoppers looking to get off the grid this summer while still having access to their phones, the Vooe Solar Charger has been dubbed a "strong and durable" power bank by Amazon reviewers. However, despite hundreds of five-star reviews, some reviewers note that the solar function is more of a "novelty" than a dependable charging method, which is something to keep in mind when making your order.

The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.

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