Quirky Ray solar-powered charger

by Mark R

We have reported on a lot solar-powered chargers here on Coolest-Gadgets, most recently the Eton Mobius.

A company/distributor known as Quirky, which puts devices from independent inventors to the spotlight, has the Ray on their catalog. The Ray is different than most chargers as it has a very powerful suction cup to hold it to where the sun shines the most: on glass. It also has a tilting kickstand that supports multiple positions to capture the sun.

The Ray has a compact battery that can store enough energy to fully charge a cellular phone. It has a USB port for easy charging, and these USB cords can be tucked for storage into the kickstand when folded closed.

I will have to admit what sold me on this Ray is how it can cling to an airplane window. Considering that you will have your cellular phone in airplane mode anyway, you might as well take advantage of the downtime and charge it. Hopefully, the passengers next to you won’t think it is rude if you block their view.

You should be able to get the Ray on the Quriky site for about $39.99. While you are there, check out some other items.

3 reviews or comments

noko Says: October 11, 2011 at 10:18 am

Put this on an airplane window in the USA and get ready to end up in handcuffs. Somebody will assume it’s a bomb.

Bob Forsberg Says: October 20, 2011 at 2:21 am

Agreed. If I saw someone putting that on an airplane window they’d be wearing it on their face. Most airlines today have USB compatible charging stations below the seats. Maybe it could be used on a boat hatch.

fe Says: March 1, 2012 at 7:51 pm

Yes, your right Noko. They shouldn’t make put that picture in there, that wouldn’t make a good impression on the product though.

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