The Switch 8 from Goal Zero is a compact recharger for mobile use with a capacity of 8 watt-hours.
The Switch 8 is smaller than a roll of quarters, weighs 4 ounces and can be fully charged in four hours via USB connection or in six to 12 hours with the Nomad 3.5 solar panel. It can be used to charge a cell phone or give a tablet a boost. MSRP is $119.99. Goal Zero, Bluffdale, Utah, (888) 794-6250. www.goalzero.com
March 2013 issue