2014 Gear Of The Year: Aspect Solar Power Pack Plus 60
When we head out for the weekend, we have our checklist, we go through for all the gear we plan to bring. Many of us have updated this list to include a charging source. Keeping our electronics charged has become a top priority in this day and age. Simply plugging our electronics into cigarette lighters is a thing of the past. There are so many products out there that offer portable and easy charging solutions. However, some of us need a charger that will service enough devices for a group of people for the whole weekend. No one wants to be the person with a dead phone. We’re picky, so we also want this charger to supply large amounts of power without being bulky. It also needs to be portable for us to pack it along. Aspect Solar has solved this problem with the Power Pack Plus 60.
Just to drop a little knowledge on you, solar power has been around since the late 1800s, but has always been too expensive for the average person to own. New advancements in solar technology have made this efficient power source more relevant today. Taking advantage of this, the Aspect Solar Power Pack Plus 60 lets you have maximum power no matter where you are. The EnergyBar 250 and all of its cables are protected by a clamshell case that is both water and weatherproof. The solar panels fold down to the size of a briefcase and once folded out, draw enough power to charge a device as fast as a wall outlet.
What separates this power supply from most is the ability to store up to 250 watt hours and to charge four devices simultaneously. This beast kept a lamp in our office going for five and a half hours on a 110-volt draw. That is impressive. Most impressive of all is that Aspect Solar was able to get the battery and converter down to weigh only eight pounds!