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A solar charger for your cell phone or PDA

By Mike Hogan

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Just can't afford to be without your phone or e-mail--evenat the lake or some tropical beach? When an AC outlet isn'thandy, plug your cell phone or PDA into iSun, a pocket-sized solarcharger from ICP Global Technologies. The $79 device keeps allsorts of portable devices humming for as long as the sun shines.These fold-out solar panels take a few hours to recharge a cellphone, all day for a laptop; daisy-chain units together for fasterresults. Each iSun comes with plugs to fit the most popular devicesor a car's cigarette lighter, and suction cups for mounting ona sunny window pane. Visit or call (888) 427-7652.

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