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Inclusion of a battery has pushed the price up to surprisingly high levels, despite the panels producing less wattage than competitors. If the user doesn't plan on using the battery, or already has a high-quality external battery, this may not be the most effective option. See More
This package comes with an 8000 mAh external battery that can be fully charged by the panels in a reported 5 hours—impressively fast—and allows device batteries to be charged under less-than-ideal weather conditions or at night. See More
Unlike most portable solar panel chargers, this set has a built-in system that can charge a variety of laptop computers (albeit while the computers are in a low power mode) without the need for an additional power inverter. Be sure to check online for compatibility before purchase, though. See More
The Anker is equipped with technology to identify the most effective charging conditions for devices plugged in, to offer the quickest charge without wasted energy. Keep in mind that this requires a relatively strong level of direct sunlight to utilize. See More
When folded, this set of panels is about one foot by six inches, slightly larger than an iPad. With a basic bag or a backpack, the panels won't be a massive drain on available space. This particular set of panels weighs in at 14 oz (less than a pound), so it won't be a major impact on most hikes or backpacking trips. See More
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