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Gear Preview: Biolite SolarPanel 5+ Photo: courtesy Biolite

Gear preview of the scratch - and water-resistant SolarPanel 5+

BioLite’s first foray into the solar charging market is the ultra-slim and lightweight SolarPanel 5 and 5+. We reviewed the 5+, which adds an onboard 2200 mAh battery to store a single smartphone charge, or 36 hours of light for our PowerLight Mini. The sturdy 5-Watt monocrystalline panel is equal parts utility and simplicity. We love BioLite’s solution to getting the best bead on the sun: a tiny sundial in the corner of the panel. Just align the dot in the crosshairs, then pop out the folding kickstand for the perfect...

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