Solar charger shrinks down to size

Finally, one that can fit in your pocket

Solar charger
Chip Chick

'Tis the season for giving, all right. Just when we were whining about solar chargers being too big and bulky , Chip Chick comes along and posts an item on a solar mobile phone charger that's not only much smaller than others we've seen but could even pass as a fashion item.

True, chargers made by generic companies in China like this one aren't known for having the best track records. But given its manageable size (about 3 inches in diameter and 1 inch thick) and its price of $18.50--including adapters for various phones and MP3 players--we think this one might well be worth trying.

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