Treat your gadgets to their very own gadget with the new Freeloader PICO from Solar Technology

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Keep your battery juices flowing!

Gloucestershire, UK. 10th February 2010. The new PICO is the latest solar powered gadget charger from the Solar Technology Freeloader Series. It is the lightest and most compact solar charger available, is capable of powering virtually all portable electrical devices, and is a steal at only £16.99.

The PICO captures and transforms the power of the sun into free battery juice for all your gadgets. It can provide enough power to keep a mobile phone running for 35 hours or an iPod for 14 hours. And a fully charged PICO will deliver power to your gadget in just 30 minutes!

The PICO is the ideal travel buddy for your gadgets. It boasts a tiny design, and at only 49g, is extremely lightweight. It is a must-have when other power sources are not available, as well as an excellent every day back-up power solution whether you’re making your daily trip to college or have whisked away for a summer holiday. Don’t forget to add the Freeloader PICO to your festival/holiday ‘essentials’ list.

Accessorise, accessorise, accessorise! The PICO is a stylish unit that flaunts a super slim, white design. However, if you like to pimp and personalise your gadgets, then the PICO’s accessory arsenal will please…

Super charge: The Freeloader Supercharger is designed to freeload more of the sun’s power and consequently powers up the PICO super quickly. It is tough, weather resistant and can be fitted to a rucksack or bike panniers, making it the ideal accessory for the hardcore outdoor enthusiast or extreme sports fanatic. (£22.99)

Dress to match: Colour co-ordinate your gadget collection by dressing your PICO to match. Choose from a range of funky gel cases, available in 7 vibrant colours (red, green, blue, orange, pink, black and clear). The impact resistant gel cases also protect the PICO from knocks and scratches. (£3.99)

Back-up your back-up: The Battery Charger, from Solar Technology, is the world’s smallest AA and AAA battery charger. Use the juice from the PICO, or a PC, to keep rechargeable batteries charged and at the ready. It may be small but Solar Technology has even managed to squeeze in a handy flashlight!

Using advanced Solar Cell technology the PICO is capable of charging in all daylight conditions, however, to charge in double quick time, the PICOs internal Li-ION battery can also be charged via USB (cable supplied).

The new Freeloader PICO is supplied with four connection tips (Gadgets that can be charged via USB, such as the iphone, can also connect to the PICO for juice using their USB sync cable), a master cable and a comprehensive user manual. Available now from and various online retailers for £16.99 inc. VAT.


Additional Info:

  • 75mA premium quality crystalline solar cells
  • 800mAh environmentally friendly Li-ion battery – typical battery life is 2 years. (Solar Technology offers a battery exchange service for a small charge)
  • Input Voltage – 5v / 250mA
  • Output Voltage – 3V to 5.5V
  • Charge Status Indicator – Yes
  • Freeloader PICO’s solar panels can charge its internal battery in as little as 10 hours or 3 to 4 hours when using the supplied master cable
  • Charge up time: from sun – 10 hours, from USB – 3 hours
  • Supplied with a power master cable and four adaptors to fit the following:

1) Small pin Nokia

2) Sony Ericsson

3) Mini USB for Motorola, Blackberry, most smart phones, Garmin and many GPS, PDA’s etc

4) Samsung

  • 25 additional tips available to fit a plethora of gadgets
  • Supplied with detailed user manual

Size – 105 x 45 x 11.5mm

Weight – 49g

About Solar Technology International:

Solar Technology International designs and produces a range of solar products that allows you to use the sun for free energy. The solar panels let you capture the sun's energy and convert it to electrical current to power a range of appliances. Solar Technology’s panels use Crystalline silicon technology, the latest in solar technology to harness power which is more efficient than amorphous or thin film solutions, particularly in lower light conditions found in the UK. Solar Technology’s product ranges include the award winning ‘Freeloader’ solar powered gadget charging series, the Solar Power Station and a comprehensive range of Solar Garden lights. Solar Technology is also running a Solar Master Class for all those interested in learning more about the applications and skills required to introduce Solar Technology on a large scale. To find out more about Solar Technology’s product range, please visit: