Volt Solar Chargers for iPhone to hit U.S. next week

GoSolarUSA, New Orleans, La., expects the first Volt Solar Chargers to hit American shores next week.

GoSolarUSA President and CEO Tyson Rohde said a shipment of Volt demonstration units is expected to arrive from the manufacturers in Shenzhen, China, by the end of next week. These devices will be the first of the new solar-powered Volt battery packs to reach North America.

The Volt Solar Charger is an external battery pack that attaches to the iPhone and extends its battery life using a built-in solar panel. The Volt is capable of harvesting solar energy to charge all versions of the Apple iPhone with the same device. By capturing free, renewable solar power, the Volt recharges the iPhone’s battery first before charging its own internal battery, nearly doubling the smartphone’s talk time.

The Volt includes a larger battery than many competitors and is the only iPhone battery pack known to the company to include a reception corrector. In order to charge the Volt Solar Charger after sunset, a USB cable will also be included with the device.

Last week, GoSolarUSA announced that the company acquired the exclusive North American distribution rights to the Volt Solar Charger. The company signed a distribution agreement with Xiamen Solar Electronics (XSE), the Chinese developer of the Volt. The agreement provides GoSolarUSA the exclusive right to sell and distribute the Volt in North America, the world’s largest market for iPhone accessories.

About Jennifer Kruger

Jennifer Barr Kruger is Director of Communications for Photo Marketing Association International and Publisher of PMA magazine. In addition, Kruger is editor of PMA Newsline and PMA Newsline Weekly, and was previously the editor of several other industry publications. She is a contributor to both the DIMAcast (www.DIMAcast.com) and the Imaging Executive Podcast (www.imagingexecutive.com). Kruger is a 2010 ADDY Award winner for podcasting. She joined PMA in 1994.

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