Kalisaya KaliPAK 401 Mobile Solar Panel

Control your sustainable energy on the go with a smartphone app

Hike in your own solar power source with the Kalisaya KaliPAK, then monitor its levels, along with power usage, from your smartphone. (Courtesy of Kalisaya)
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Admit it: There are plenty of times when your into-the-wild adventures involve electronic devices. For car campers to preppers, the Kalisaya KaliPAK 401 provides portable solar power to keep those devices running at a full charge.

Designed by Israeli-American startup Kalisaya, the KaliPAK 401 uses a quartet of collapsible solar panels to deliver 384 watt hours and 26 ampere-hours of on-demand energy. Translation: it can charge an iPhone more than 120 times or power seven nights' worth of continuous LED lighting when fully charged. Inclement weather isn't a problem, as the device comes with a waterproof backpack that accomodates powercords for a rainy-day recharge.

The KaliPAK isn't the only portable solar generator around, but it is the first to come with a dedicated mobile app. Connect your smartphone to the tool via Bluetooth to monitor the KaliPAK's reserves, as well as all connected devices' energy use.

The Kalisaya KaliPAK 401 Kickstarter campaign had raised over $150,000 at the time of this writing. The company has pledged to donate one out of every 50 units produced to President Barack Obama's Power Africa initiative, which aims to boost electricity access in sub-Saharan Africa.

$298, kalisaya.com

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