I have a new iPhone and, putting it bluntly, the battery is rubbish. Sometimes a powerpoint isn’t in sight when out on a photoshoot and it’s necessary to make a quick phone call or text message. The guys at Men at Work flicked across one of the new Solio BOLT battery pack and solar chargers. Not only does the charger give your phone a boost but also your camera, GoPro, GPS and loads more. The BOLT has been designed to be charged from the sun but also allows charging from a USB port or powerpoint. A full charge through the BOLT will give most phones two full charges and it can hold charge for up to a year. It easily folds away to fit into a CamelBak or backpack when on the road or trail. —Matt Bernard
Contact: www.solio.com/chargers/ or phone Solio direct on 1300 166 789
Max Wattage: 5 watts
Discharge Rate: Fixed 5V, 1,000mAh
Charge Rate: 5-5.5V 450mAh
Charge Time via USB port/wall charger: 4 hours 30 min.
Charge Time via Sun: 8–10 hours
Battery: 3.7V/2,000mAh Li-Poly; user replaceable at end of life (average 3 years)