Powerful portable solar charger offers affordable mobile power (review)

choetech-19w-solarPortable solar has come a long way in the last couple of years, and the Choetech 19W folding unit is a great example of a quality charger at a reasonable cost.

It wasn’t really that long ago when portable solar chargers were clunky, heavy, and fairly fragile, and were mostly good just for small devices and emergency use, unless you were willing to pay a premium. But with the rapid advancements in solar photovoltaic (PV) technology over the last few years, we’ve been starting to see some truly affordable and practical portable solar chargers, and ones that are not only lightweight and powerful, but also rugged and dependable.

One such device is the Choetech 19W folding solar charger, which I recently got to spend some time using and putting through its paces, and considering that the leading brand’s similarly-sized product, the Goal Zero Nomad 20, is priced at four times that of this one, I was pleasantly surprised at its quality. The two aren’t exactly equal in all respects, but on a cost per watt basis, and a weight/size basis, the Choetech is a great choice.

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Derek Markham

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