Energizer® Solar Charger
If you are still using alkaline batteries in your outdoor gadgets, Energizer has a new product that should help you make the switch to rechargeables. GoodCleanTech offered a sneak peak of this new battery charger that Energizer will debut at CES in January. It can charge AA and AAA size NiMH rechargeable batteries via AC power, or its integrated solar panel. The charger also has an integrated USB port, for charging products with internal batteries.
Brunton® BrewFire Dual-Fuel Coffee Maker
Brunton has announced a new drip coffee maker that supports standard propane or butane canisters, for self-contained brewing without a campfire or stove. The BrewFire has a stainless steel carafe and a visible reservoir. Brunton is claiming 10-12 minutes for brewing 8 cups, which is about the same as home systems. The BrewFire will be available in February.
Coleman® LED Quad Lantern
Coleman is introducing its innovative LED Quad Lantern in January. The lantern features self-contained LED sections that can be detached from the main unit for times when a more portable light source is needed. The main unit is powered by eight D-cell batteries, which Coleman claims will power the LED Quad Lantern for up to 75 hours. Each of the four LED panels has its own NiMH battery that is recharged when the panel is docked on the main unit.