By Andrew Liszewski
For some reason it’s been next to impossible to find a 16GB black 3G iPhone where I live, but I have spent plenty of time playing with an 8GB model, and I can attest to the fact that battery life isn’t one of the phone’s strong points. To remedy this situation a bunch of third-party battery pack accessories have been hitting the market, but this is the first one I’ve seen that also incorporates a solar panel. Now obviously the iPhone can’t be powered by solar energy alone (at least with a panel this small) so the case also features a 1500 mAh battery that can be used to provide one full charge for your iPhone.
Sitting in the sun the case’s battery will take about 3 hours itself to recharge, and it also includes a mini USB cable allowing you to recharge other gadgets and electronics when the iPhone is topped off. The case will be available sometime in August from Mobile Fun in black or white for about $54.