This a simple and handy device for recharging my phone when I am out hiking or on my boat fishing. It will recharge both my phone and my wife's phone at the same time, and as long as it is daylight, it is continuously recharging itself. Compact and light, it is a great device for people who get outside and away from it all, but who need to stay connected.
The solar power bank doesn't work very well. By sunlight uploading the powerbank don't go further than one blue light ball. The power bank is only fully charged with a plug.
Was bought to keep my daughters mobile travelled during a camping trip and during days out. But her phone use is a little too hard core for this little battery pack to keep up with. Its not particularly quick to charge off the solar panels and up until a 2 week holiday to Greece I felt the solar panels were a little gimmicky - but in the Greek sun the pack charges up in no-time. The quality I feel could be a little better - the black edging around the solar panels seems to be fixed using double-sided tape, which on my unit, keeps peeling up. I'd say this is ok as an emergency charger, but for a demanding 14 year old I'll stick to carrying my 30,000 mah bricks!
Great for primitive camping off the grid! Heavier than I wished but its because it holds more power than most brands. Looking forward to using it to our next outing.
Really impressed - 2 USB sockets. Charges quickly and keeps charging whilst powering the mobile. Has meant our household has unplugged 3 phone, 2 iPads and a kindle - all come get charged by the RISE solar power charger. I had to wait 3 weeks for delivery - but was notified about this and the customer service communication from Danielle was prompt, courteous and positive. So far, all good!
Sadly took nearly a month to arrive but the staff were kind enough to keep me informed of its whereabouts. The charger worked great at first but now takes days to recharge via the solar panels and makes a rather concerning highpitched buzzing sound when I plug my phone in and sadly the solar panel has started to pop out. Don't let my review put you off, this is just my personal view
Absolutely love my solar charger! Love that it helps reduce my carbon footprint & fits easily in my bag or pocket!
It’s great, I use it all the time - even in bed because my plug is too far away!
Iv used my portable solar power pack both in work and out hill walking .found it to be exceptional at keeping my phone powers all day long while in constant use very well made and it dose what you say it dose .
Currently using the solar power bank in the Swiss alps. Absolutely perfect. Charges my phone every day and on the go.
A good ,sturdy charger able to charger two phones or phone and another product at the same time. Very handy when hiking.
Really handy to charge phone, in fact more than one device at once. Love that it is solar powered! Working well so far
This is a fantastic piece of kit. I am currently on Crete and the unit is fully charged. It is periodically charging 2 mobile phones a pair of bluetooth headphones and a tablet. It has maintained full power throughout. Superb
Sturdy device and charges even with artificial light. Glad it can charge two devices at once and it is more green than the mains electricity
I have only had this a short time, but it seems to be working very well. I am just off on a trip to Crete where I will give it a full test.....but so far so good
Another no show unfortunately. I purchased the solar charger to use while I was away at a festival. The festival was 2 weeks ago and I ordered the Rise Solar Panel a good week before I went. I'm sure It will be great when it arrives and I will use it to charge my phone every day instead of plugging the phone into the mains.
Faster deliver than expected and great for holidays as you don’t have to charge them! The sun does all the work
Took a while to get here, missed my camping trip. As I have seen from other reviews order at least one month before any planned event you wish to use it for. Great bit of kit when it did arrive. Well made.. Still requires long term testing but very good for now.
I can't give u review because I'm still waiting for it to be delivered after nearly 6 weeks of waiting
Excellent little solar charger. Bought for a multi-day kayaking trip where we needed extra juice for the GPS unit and cameras. This little unit worked perfectly, attached to the back of the kayak in the day in a clear watertight map pouch and then recharged our gadgets in the evening - perfect!
Good sturdy piece of kit, I'm very pleased and great customer support, would recommend well worth the money.
I placed the order a month ago and have still not received it. I would not recommend ordering it unless you only need it in a few months time. As to product performance - who knows'.
I think the solar charger will be very useful
My order was placed weeks ago I have complained many times saying I have not received my item so postage is terrible and would not use this site again.
Would answer these comments if I had actually received it. Would never deal with Rise again. No goods delivered and no reply to emails
This product is terrible. It takes forever (days) to charge with sunlight, took 3 weeks to arrive (from China - this is meant to be a London company) and hours to charge using a mains socket. Then when I charge my iPhone, it keeps cutting off. When it does work, charging my phone takes literally hours and it never reaches a full charge because the product itself runs out of charge. If my phone is fully out of charge, it won’t charge at all. Unless I have a faulty unit, all the rave reviews on the website are fake. I can’t find any good reviews on this product on the internet. Really p’d off to be honest!
I haven't had it long but it seems like a very good purchase. Unfortunately there was no manual enclosed.
I use my charge pro in the van while I work on site, charging while I'm working, what could be better!?! Perfect for blasting the tunes on the long journey home.
It arrived a bit late so missed my two camping trips but we'll go again soon and can't wait as it's such a pain without electricity. It arrived fully charged and I asked for an electronic manual to be sent as it was missing from the package. Customer service is reasonably quick and straightforward, do not wait and contact them immediately. The leather is really nice, I personalised it with one of my son's stickers. The internal light is powerful and handy too. I let my husband charging his ipad on the train home and gave to to a customer (tourist) that was in trouble and because of H&S issues we do not allow charging on the premises. Can't wait to use it more and more. I wish I would have thought of it earlier! My friend bought a cheap one from Lidl before the camping trip and she found it useless and wasted. Considering I paid only 15£ more than hers I am overjoyed I didn't waste an electrical item on the Earth
The solar powered external power source charger works. I think it will be useful on sunny holidays and if sunny whilst travelling in the car.
I ordered the solar charger on 7th July for my sons birthday, I got a confirmation email that delivery was 10days which was after his bday so asked to cancel several times to be told it had already been processed, it has just arrived 24 days later. I did get a response with each email I wrote & they apologised for the delay. But ordered same kind of amazon which came 2days later, seems a good product just a shame the delivery was so long. I now have to send it back which is a hassle & think they could have cancelled & refunded tbh.
A brilliant solar charger, could not be without it
Portable and quick charge for both my phone and tablet
Ordered, paid for, never arrived!! Con trick!!!
I have only used it once on a fishing trip seems to work well but need to used for a more prolonged period to make an informed opinion
It took longer to get here than was told to the point i emailed asking what was happening. i Got a quick response that was helpfull and when it arrived was worth the wait. Gary
I ordered my items on the 28th of June and I am still waiting for them (it's 28th of July and almost £100 worth of items BTW) so I can't really give a review on the items but I can say that the customer service is quite bad, they are not quick at replying and they don't seem to be honest about dispatch and delivery times. They told me my items were shipped on the 16th of July. I am still waiting for them (on their emails: Please allow 1-2 days after receiving the dispatch confirmation email before trying to track your order. International shipping may take 6-10 business days for delivery"). The courier company gives back a "Your parcel will be with us soon" when using the tracking number (quite likely meaning the parcel is not yet with them). In summary, terrible service in terms of shipping the items and being honest about timings. I asked for the option of a refund if the items were not going to arrive on time for when I needed them (19th of July) and they didn't even reply to that query. I start fearing I won't even receive them.
I love the product as an out door person it's very handy.
Charging up my earbuds :)
Already recommended to friends!
I'd never heard of the concept of a solar charger before. This is the best invention ever!
The added feature of the torch is genius, it really is built for the outdoor enthusiast. The torch has 3 settings, static, SOS and strobe.
took mine to Wimbledon! Come on Federer!
It charged 2 devices pretty quickly which really surprised me! Thanks :)
Good addition to my camping gear. Well happy with my purchase
It held up well under wet conditions when I used it last week. Under strong sunlight the solar panels work great! It's robust and the torch has been useful as well
I've been waiting to buy a solar panel charger due to long days at work and I decided I'd give this product a shot. It's durable and effective.
This product is just what I needed! Thank you!
Hardwearing, charges nicely, bit on the heavy side but pretty robust.
Holds a lot of charge and lasts all day. Feels heavy and well made and doesn�t feel cheap at all.
Fabulous product, I carry mine in my handbag everyday now
I work on a building site all my mates are always asking to charge their phones using my solar charger haha
If you're going somewhere with no electricity you have to buy one of these!
Well made, excellent product
Always stay powered up! This product is phenomenal!
I bought it for a 30th birthday present and they loved it. He is into his hiking and camping and has used it a lot apparently!
My family and I are into camping and bringing a portable charger is a must! Attaching solar panels to a portable charger is pure genius!!
Brilliant piece of kit. At least one member of the family uses it everyday!
Great product X
I just leave mine by my window and use it for a quick charge every no and then and it works pretty well
This is definitely worth the price I paid for it. I've used it on 2 long distance hiking trips now and its fantastic
I would recommend this to friends for sure!
I bought this for a US road trip when I realised we were going to be without power in Yosemite National Park. It charged both my phone and my wifes as well as our GoPro! Epic
Only drawback is it's a bit too heavy. Otherwise I'm stoked with it
Really convenient charger, especially in this hot summer!
I'm totally made up with it. Great value for money
Now ther is no excuse to not charge your phone haha. Eveyrone should have one of these!
Really exceeded my expectations. It's such a useful little gadget!
Satisfactory. It has great features like the torch and the ability to charge mutiple devices at once. But I think it needs more solar panels to really speed up the charging process.
Tough little utility charger and torch
I wish I had purchased this before I went camping in June but hey ho :)
My daughter needed a powerbank for school trips so I wanted to get her something that was pretty durable and this fit the bill!
I basically live in a tent, so this has already paid for itself, great product thanks.
I'm crazy about this little charger!
Well chuffed :)
if you enjoy spending time outdoors then I would highly recommend this solar charger. It's got 2 USB ports so you can multiple devices too
I'm just about to do my gold Duke of Edinburgh award and I'm defo taking mine with me! I've been using it loads!
In my opinion I think it is a really well made charger. It takes a couple days of good sun exposure to fully charge. It also has the added benefit of being able to charge like normal powerbank.
still can't believe it powers itself when it's in the sun!! Amazing
Went away on holiday to sunny California and it charged my phone 3 times on a full charge which I thought was really good!
I liked the first one so much, I bought another 1!
Worked great on my holiday to Jamaica! :) :)
The solar panels take a bit too long to charge for me. Overall not a bad product
I'm not sure about the leather case but otherwise I love it
Probaly one of the better solar chargers I've bought. Well built, effective solar panels and a really strong torch on the back when you need it. Thumbs up from me
Very durable, great if you go camping a lot like me!
solid product with great features. The torch on the back is handy at night and it's good that you can power it up using electricity as well.
Such a unique product. I showed it off to my friend and they are going to buy one now!
Wonderful charger. I now carry it whenever I go walking with my friends
Fantastic product. It feels great using renewable energy for once! :)
we live out in the countryside and leave ours outside to charge all day. Love it!
I have solar panels on my house which generates free energy for me. Now I have a mini version haha!
v happy with this solar charger. The flashlight is a great bonus!
Brilliant idea for a gadget. We use it mostly when we're away for a weekend trip
Using the immense power of the sun's energy to make sure I don't miss a funny meme on facebook :)
I travel with work quite a lot and this is a great travel companion :)
The design is really nice, it takes a while for the solar charging but overall an awesome idea and nice product
I bought one as a gift and they loved it!
I mainly use it on road trips as I can just leave it on the dashboard to charge :)