mattherrington wrote:Anyone had any luck with the Harrison Maps for the iphone?
I just got a 4S through work and am giving some serious consideration to going paperless. Solio's new Bolt ($70, 5.3 oz.) charges itself in 8-10 hours, can charge and/or discharge all at the same time, will charge an iPhone twice, and can be charged before you leave the house. That's three phone charges before you need 8 hours of sun.
You need a clear 8 hrs of sun.. The reviews on solar recharge on this site haven't been stellar.
That means for 10 oz. you can have your GPS, 8 MP camera, 1080p HD video cam, some evening music, some digital .pdf scans of Secor so I can quite carrying copies, and if you're REALLY lucky comms somewhere in the middle of nowhere (as my wife never knows where I'm at!) Bundle that with the 40 use USB chargeable Steripen Freedom (2.6 oz) and the USB chargeable Petzl core system and I'm lighter than just my beloved Katadyn Hiker Pro and 3 extra AAA batteries.
What am I missing? Yeah, I know I'm going to dunk it but at some point tech catches up and makes obsolete older ways of doing things. I used to print out emails too to make sure I could prove someone sent me something.
but still, very valid concerns. That being said, a.) must be my young hands or things being built better but the only thing I've dropped to inoperable in last 10 years tech or otherwise has been pint glasses and b.) you can really mitigate that risk with the phone to the toughness/waterproof level of most GPS units with a waterproof impact resistant case (of which there's a ton) and a lanyard.Yeah, I know I'm going to dunk it..
It can get juice 30 mins or an hour at a time and you can pre-charge it at the house. I'd just be banking on the fact that in the time it takes the phone to discharge 3 times it can get at least 4 hours of sun between fishing, lunching, etc. If the back of my neck is any indicator in most years that's no problem. I should probably just wear the damn charger there.Not a lot of 8 hr days to just let the phone sit and charge.
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