Texas Living

7 Solar-Powered Accessories for Summer

By Haley Shapley 7.24.17

Whether you are spending your time basking in the sun by the pool, hiking through the scenic terrain of a Texas state park, or slurping slushies at an outdoor concert, there are a few things you should never leave home without: hydration, sunscreen, and a cool gadget that harnesses the power of the sun into energy efficiency. OK, that last one may be optional, but with products this handy, you’ll be solar accessorizing in no time.

Beartwo Portable Solar Charger, $25.99 to $27.99
Looking for a lightweight charger to use as backup for small gadgets when you’re away from an outlet? The solar charger from Beartwo is compact — roughly the size of a large smartphone — and effective for anyone on the go and on a budget. Plus, it has a built-in flashlight!

Goal Zero Nomad 7 Solar Panel, $59.95
At less than a pound, the foldable Nomad 7 is a high-quality option for those looking to invest in a sturdy and efficient solar panel for your home. Goal Zero also offers specialized products for photographers, backpackers, and other outdoor enthusiasts.

Eton Rugged Rukus, $49.99 to $75.69
Poolside, oceanside, or fireside, this speaker is sure to keep the party going through the night. Just wirelessly connect to any Bluetooth-enabled device and let the music play. As a bonus, the rugged solar-powered speaker includes a USB port so you can charge your mobile gadgets.

Just because you’re outside, doesn’t mean you have to disconnect (or use expensive batteries to power your electronics). Enjoy these solar-powered accessories for a carefree summer. 

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