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Sunday, September 5, 2010

[Closed] - GIVEAWAY - ThinkGeek.com (Review)

Gadgets, electronics, and many other odd but fun items! ThinkGeek.com has been one of my favorite online stores ever since I can remember. Its just one of those fun sites you can sit and browse all night long. Thanks to Shane, over at ThinkGeek, i got the great honor to work with them and review a product.

I decided to review the Freeloader Pico Solar Charger. I think Solar Chargers are a great thing to add to your life. They are portable, so carrying one can help you out in some of those unexpected events in our lives. The Freeloader is great, portable-wise. It weighs a mere 49g and fits perfectly in your pocket, as it is also very slim. The Freeloader Pico Solar Charger can be charged via the Sun or USB. A USB charge is faster than solar. 


It is recommended that you give the Freeloader a USB charge as its first. This charger is great for those of us who aren't necessarily next to our computers 24/7. This is a must-have for Campers who need the security of having something to charge their cell phone (in an emergency or for any reason). I wish i would've had this when my car broke down on the freeway, at 1am, in the dark.. in L.A.. Not a nice place to have this happen.

I've used this to charge my cell phone, because my HTC Smart Phone eats up battery like crazy, especially when i have bluetooth and wifi enabled. I've also used it to charge my MP3. It has a permanent place in my Tokidoki bag from now on. Its very user-friendly, just charge it and keep it handy whenever you go out. Very simple and very handy device. To me, this device has no cons whatsoever. Its very cute and stylish as well.

The best thing is that this charger delivers a full charge to your device in only 30min. and provides up to 35hr to your cellphone, 14hr to your MP3 and 1.5hr to your GPS. With the extra adapters included with the Pico Freeloader, you can charge you small pin Nokia, Sony Ericsson, G Series Samsung, and any device/phone that has a mini-usb port.

Here are some quick specifications from the website:
  • 75mA premium quality crystalline solar cells
  • 800mAh environmentally friendly Li-ion battery - typical battery life is 2 years
  • Input voltage - 5v/250mA
  • Size: 105 x 45 x 11.5mm
I LOVE ThinkGeek! You guys should head on over there and start browsing, lol. They have such great things. All you gadget loving geeks (like me) will love them too! Below you'll see a couple super-cool things they sell! :)

Just a few of their items include prenatal musical systems, video watches, spy cams, bacon soap, kitchen accessories, gadgets, light up t-shirts, and even Star Trek related items. They are have baby items, great toys for kids and toddlers, plushies, kitchen-items and much more!

ThinkGeek.com is a website you can spend hours browsing. Overall, i love the Pico Freeloader Solar Charger. Thanks to ThinkGeek for the opportunity to work with them and review the charger! :) Very friendly people over there! So friendly that they have graciously offered one of my lucky readers a $75 Gift Certificate to their site! 

(1) Winner will receive:
★$75 ThinkGeek Gift Certificate

Will be announced on Monday 9/20
#223 Maggie at SuperSavyMom

Winner was chosen via random.org.

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NOTE: If you'd like, leave what state you reside in alongside your name. I will no longer be posting giveaway winner's emails for your privacy.

Disclaimer: I was NOT paid for this post, however I did receive the product in question to review. All opinions are my own and I have provided a fair and honest review. I received no other compensation for my review nor was I under any obligation to give a positive review. 

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