The one thing that most outdoor enthusiasts dread while on camping or outdoor trips is running out of charge for their devices, including their smartphones, torches and other essential gadgets. Luckily though, there are several smart and efficient gadgets that can be of great help in outdoor trips in more than a few ways. Here are some gadgets that are not only smart, but also eco-friendly, thus becoming your best companion on outdoor trips.
Nomad 7 Solar Panel
Considered as a very efficient charger for the minimalist on the go, the Nomad 7 Solar Panel comes with an ultra-compact design that features a solar panel capable of absorbing up to 7W of power. Capable of charging your smartphone, headlamp, MP3 player and GPS devices, the Nomad 7 also comes with 12V DC charging ports that can be used to charge these devices via USB ports. The availability of two USB ports allows you to charge two devices simultaneously as well.
This smart gadget is for those of who love the mobile office. It is a solar powered, anti-theft backpack that comes with USB charger, Bluetooth speaker and an integrated lock. While the patented lock mechanism ensures your valuables are safe, the solar bank ensures your phone never runs out of charge on the go. The separate work zone and life zone compartments also allow you to organize your work essentials and life accessories in separate compartments without any hassles.
Lighthouse 250 Lantern and Solar Powered Tent
A must for camping and outdoor trips in off-grid areas, the Lighthouse 250 Lantern and Solar Powered tent is designed by a company called Goal Zero. Developed as a joint venture with Eddie Bauer, the gadget features a Katabatic 2 tent which comes with a lantern and a USB power hub. The gadget offers up to 48 hours of LED light with a single charge through a USB connector.
Simply charge up the lantern before leaving the house and use a hand crank to power it up on the go as well. Capable of being charged with a solar panel as well, the lantern can double as a charger for your smartphones, MP3 players, tablets, e-readers, GPS and other mobile devices.
Solar Powered UV Bug Zapper & LED Garden Lamp
Another thing an outdoor enthusiast fears while camping is running into annoying bugs which can literally ruin a perfect outdoor trip. However, thanks to the solar powered UV Bug Zapper &LED Garden Lamp, you can easily say good bye to these pests forever. The bug zapper comes with a fly entrapment feature that can attract and capture mosquitoes, flies and several other kinds of flying insects. The bug zapper also comes with a solar powered lamp which is powered by 8 LED bulbs, offering a very bright outdoor experience even in the darkest of conditions. The integrated solar panel provides enough light for both the zapper and the lights.
No need to worry about running out of water the next time you visit a desert or an arid region. The WaterDropcan be quite useful. The WaterDrop is a solar powered handheld device that makes use of photovoltaic modules to absorb solar power in the day. The energy thus produced will cool the air to provide water droplets that can be collected in a small bottle. The energy will also power a fan fitted with the device so that you don’t get to feel the heat in the desert.
Camping and outdoor trips can be made all the more enjoyable with a series of smart gadgets. These gadgets not only keep our mobile devices charged while on the go, but also help in keeping pests and other annoying critters away, thus helping you enjoy your outdoor trip in peace.