Here's a real quick and easy tutorial on making a "Portable Solar Phone Charger", it only took me 5 minutes to make one! It's powered by PURE solar energy. The device is designed to fit right into your pocket, it also comes with a built-in stand! Works with apple devices (tested on iPod Touch and Quadcore Android Phone)
How Does It Work? - Solar powered chargers and powerbanks are pretty common these days. These devices usually have battery reservoirs inside them, to cut it short they are not 100% solar powered so as being eco-friendly. These products are gimmicks, they defeat the purpose of being 100% green and eco-friendly. My DIY tutorial will teach you how to make a "100% PURE Solar Phone Charger". Feel free to be independent from the power grid :D
My Review: (Pure Solar vs. Solar+Battery)
100% Pure Solar: (Pros) 100% Pure Solar: (Cons) - 100% eco-friendly - Can only charge devices during day - No need for charging internal bat. - May Not Work with TABLETS (High Amp. Devices) - Independent From The Power Grid - Ideal for outdoor use (where sunlight is present) ___________________________________________________________________________________ Solar Power Bank (w/battery): (Pros) Solar Power Bank (w/battery): (Cons) - Can charge high power devices anywhere - Conatains Lion Batteries (limited lifespan 1-2 years) - Doesn't need sunlight (internal battery) - Not Completely Eco-friendly - Takes a long time to charge internal battery
The links below are just alternatives since the stores where I bought my parts where just available localy in the Philippines. When converted into PHP to USD the price of my spendings would become $5! It's real cheap. The solar panel only cost me $3.