A little pricey, but all solar is these days. If you’re looking for a way to power you MacBook on an indefinite basis, this setup has a lot of merit. Sure, you can put together your own solar power solution for your laptop, but that flexible solar panel is pretty neat.
QuickerTek has expanded its line of solar chargers to include new models capable of supplying power to MacBooks. The Apple Juicz chargers feature a flexible solar cell that can be folded for storage while traveling. The 27 watt version unfolds to 41.5 x 30.5 inches and is claimed to recharge a MacBook or MacBook Pro in eight to 12 hours when used in optimum sunlight conditions. A 55 watt model is said to charge a notebook in as few as five hours.
Both chargers include a 3 foot extension cable, MagSafe connector, notebook bag, and a 12V cigarette lighter port. A connector is also provided for attaching external batteries.
The Juicz chargers are compatible with 13-, 15-, and 17-inch MacBooks. The 27 watt version carries a price of $700, while the 55 watt variant costs $1,200.