First Look: Eton Mobius NSP300B Solar-Powered Battery Case | iLounge

First Look

First Look: Eton Mobius NSP300B Solar-Powered Battery Case

NR
Not Rated

Company: Eton Corporation

Website: www.Etoncorp.com

Model: Mobius

Price: $80

Compatible: iPhone 4/4S

Share This Article:

Eton's focused a lot on solar-powered iPod and iPhone accessories, including Soulra-branded speakers, so the release of a new solar-powered battery case called Mobius ($80, aka NSP300B) is right in line with its earlier efforts. Mobius combines an 1800mAh battery -- enough for around 80% of an iPhone 4/4S recharge -- with a rear solar panel that is said to be "high efficiency," but takes quite a while to refuel: one hour of solar charging time restores 1/20th of the rechargeable pack's energy, so if you wait an hour, you can talk on the iPhone for 25 minutes. Not surprisingly, Eton includes a USB charging cable so that you can actually make use of the battery under most conditions, though the solar panel adds enough thickness to the otherwise modest plastic shell that we'd consider this an option for "lost in the forest" emergencies only.

Discuss

Editors' Note: iLounge only reviews products in "final" form, but many companies now change their offerings - sometimes several times - after our reviews have been published. This iLounge article provides more information on this practice, known as revving.

Related First Looks + Reviews

Recent Accessory News

Sign up for the iLounge Weekly Newsletter

Email:

iLounge is an independent resource for all things iPod, iPhone, iPad, and beyond.
iPod, iPhone, iPad, iTunes, Apple TV, Mac, and the Apple logo are trademarks of Apple Inc.
iLounge is © 2001 - 2014 iLounge, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Terms of Use | Privacy Policy