While Ringo Starr gets a little help from his friends, Goal Zero’s  new Switch 8 portable Solar Recharging Kit will keep your USB gear charged up with a little help from the sun.

Switch 8 Solar Recharging Kit can bring back a dead smartphone instantly and replenish your battery in less than three hours. After utilizing all eight watts of lithium-ion battery power, recharge the Switch 8 on the go with the portable Nomad 3.5 Solar Panel in about six hours or from any USB source in less than four hours.

It’s small, compact and in an ultra-lightweight, durable aluminum package that’s smaller than a roll of quarters. 

“It’s not what our products do, but what they empower you to do,” said Joe Atkin, President and CEO of the Utah-based company. “The Switch 8 Recharger is a great example of conveniently giving people the freedom to go anywhere and do anything without worrying about the battery life of their gear.”

One of the most unique aspects of this ultra-light power supply is the patent-pending technology that allows for interchangeable tips. The Switch 8 has the ability to change from a universal USB charger to a flashlight, fan or a cord-free charger with built-in tips for phones, such as iPhone, Droid, and 1,000s of other handheld devices.

The Goal Zero Switch 8 Solar Recharging Kit is available now at REI retailers nationwide and REI.com for $99.95. Switch 8 tips and accessories launching this winter and coming spring at www.goalzero.com/switch.


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