For our latest video testimonial, we went hands-on with the Solpro Helios Smart, a solar-powered battery pack that can charge utilizing three integrated solar panels.
It sports a 5,000 mAh battery that can charge an iPhone 6 from dead to full two times over, when the battery is exhausted, it can be charged through an included micro-USB cable or by opening its solar panels and sticking it in the intense sun.
We liked the size of the Solpro Helios. It’s about the size of an iPhone however somewhat thicker, which suggests it’s small enough to stick in a pocket or a backpack when on the go. It can charge an iPhone or an iPad with devoted ports, and there are some integrated LED indications that let you understand the battery level and whether its solar panels are working.
In our testing, it took about six hours for the Solpro Helios to charge in the sun after it was drained, but the amount of power you’re getting is going to differ a lot based upon location and the brightness of the sun.
It’s not the fastest charger, nor the cheapest, but the Solpro Helios definitely works and it can be helpful when you remain in a location where standard power is not available.
Solpro’s Helios Smart Solar Battery Load is available from the Solpro site or Amazon.com for $$ 119. It can be found in white, orange, and black.