All these solar charges for your electronics are great, but what if you live in Seattle, or an artic area where the sun disappears part of the year? This HyMini charger is a breakthrough because it harnesses wind power to charge up your iPod or your cell phone. It only takes a breeze of nine miles per hour to keep the propeller humming and the battery charging.
After 20 to 40 minutes, you've got enough juice to partially charge up your any gadget with a USB or USB mini input. Connectors for five kinds of devices are supplied, but you're on your own if you don't have one of the major brands. (Until the gadget manufacturers get their environmental act together and start standardizing, that is.)
There’s a solar power option you can purchase for the times when the sun is blazing down and no breeze is stirring. Or buy the bicycle clip and create your own wind while you are riding, or the armband to generate wind while you are jogging!