Formats supported with adapter plugs include: the LG Chocolate series; Motorola V66 series and V3 series; all Nokia and current N series; Samsung A288 and D800 current series and the Sony Ericsson T28 and K750 series. In addition, a USB 2.0 female cable is supplied allowing most brands of MP3 players - including iPods - smart phones, handheld games consoles, satnav device, digital cameras and Bluetooth headsets to be charged.
The device itself feels durable, is compact in size and looks stylish in its aluminium silver finish. Because the panels can clip on either end of the body, whether opened to receive sunlight or packed together for safe-keeping, there's always two panel-connectors left exposed. Some sort of simple, always-attached plastic cover similar to the USB port covers found on some mobile phones and digital cameras would protect these ports - even though they are quite securely in place and unlikely to be damaged - and make the Freeloader a little neater around the edges.
Terry, you can get solar powered battery chargers (at the bottom of the page):
Can't comment on whether they are any good or not though as I don't own one.
Frankly, I'd be happier to find a simple, reasonably priced, solar battery charger; One that I can stick a couple of spare batteries in when the sun's shining, and then use them when I need them. It'd be Ideal for taking with the camera on holiday etc. Just stick it on the balcony and get it later when it's ready.
Significantly, my garden has a whole row of those LED lights, bought from my local Homebase DIY store and all powered by just such a device. And costing around a fiver (£5) each, complete.
So why, among the rows of battery chargers at the checkout ,are there none with the same solar charging capability?
I'm not an electrical engineer, but I've done enough with solar panels to tell by looking at your pictures that this thing has almost zero chance of working as a practical solar charger. Not in England, not in Greece, not even Arizona or Oz will give you enough rays to use this thing on a charge-per-day basis. The portable battery pack idea is nice enough- they should chop off the panels and focus on the part that does work right.