GoalZero: Conquer The Outdoors, Solar Style

In a world where people are doing and moving more yet our resources are fast-depleting, we turn to more innovative solutions like the sun, which is a renewable source of energy. This comes especially handy for those who love the outdoors and seek adventure, where regular electrical sources are not always available. But whether you’re out enjoying the wilderness, or making your way through the concrete jungle, GoalZero provides devices that suit your lifestyle wherever your feet take you.

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While solar power definitely has its share of benefits (like an unlimited source of energy, and being able to charge multiple devices at once!), what’s great about GoalZero is that their devices are versatile– charge them via solar power, any USB source, or the wall. They’re also sleek in design, very energy-efficient, and durable. We took out the Switch 8 Solar Recharger and the Rock Out 2 Portable Speaker for a test run. Check them out below!

Switch8 Solar Recharger

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This 2200 mAh baby is ultra-light and ultra-fast in charging your phone! No need to leave the Switch8 overnight to charge, as it only takes 4 hours to get this fully juiced up, unlike your average powerbank! I also love how it’s very handy, and is only slightly heavier than a pen at 0.2 lbs– imagine holding a marker in your hand. That’s how the Switch8 feels!

Its specs say that it can power 3 recharges for an MP3 player, 1 recharge for a smartphone, 50% boost for an e-reader and 20% boost for a tablet. In my experience though, I was able to charge my iPhone 5 twice in one go. Not bad for a recharger that takes a significantly less amount of time to recharge than other powerbanks on the market! Definitely makes smartphone photography easier when you’re out exploring a new terrain, or whatever adventure you find yourself on.

You can charge the Switch8 in multiple ways: via solar power, any USB source, or on the wall. 

GoalZero Rock Out 2 Portable Speaker

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Turn any place at all– whether it’s someone else’s bedroom, the streets– or heck, even the woods into an impromptu dance party! Because who doesn’t love walking in public with their own background music playing behind them? 

The Rock Out 2 portable speaker makes this possible even when you’re on the go. Hook it up behind your bag and have a music fest, even while trekking in the great outdoors, or even while exploring a new city’s foreign streets. The Rock Out 2 provides precise, high-quality sound with its DarkBass Technology– no need to worry about your surrounding’s acoustics, or that basag bass sound.

The Rock Out 2 comes with a 3.5 mm audio jack, making it compatible with most smartphones, MP3 players, and other audio devices. Even when you’re not on the go, it definitely makes for an excellent speaker even for your laptop! We absolutely love the shell the Rock Out 2 comes in– not only does it provide weather and shock resistance, you can definitely stash in your MP3 player or smartphone in its indoor pocket, zip it up, and keep the music going while keeping yourself hands-free and your gadget protected at the same time.

I plugged in my iPhone, and played 3 hours’ worth of music on the Rock Out 2 speaker. Unlike other portable speakers, the Rock Out 2 doesn’t drain your device’s battery, which meant that I could play music on for longer! And this is an iPhone we’re talking about, mind you. 

Did we mention it has a battery life of 20+ hours? It can even go on for longer, depending on how high you crank up the volume. What’s more, the recharging time is only at 2 hours. 2 hours of charging for 20 hours of on-the-go music? Yes please!

Charge the Rock Out 2 either through solar power, any USB source, or on the wall.

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Speaking of solar power, GoalZero just introduced their Yeti 1250 Solar Generator Kit, which provides unlimited portable backup solar power. This powerful solar power kit includes a Yeti 1250 Solar Generator, 4 Boulder 30 Solar Panels, 2 Boulder 30 Carrying Case, and a Solar Panel Tripod.

For all your solar power needs, the Yeti 1250 provides it all. It can charge anything– from your smartphones to refrigerators, and everything else in between! Perfect for those camping trips where power is a must. The Boulder 30 Solar Panel charges the Yeti 1250 generator for 24 hours, but you can also charge the generator on the wall for 18 hours.

Looking to provide for your outdoor needs with sustainable and renewable energy? Look no further than GoalZero.