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Kiwi U-Powered review
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Kiwi U-Powered

You and your iPhone are inseparable. It is your organizer. It's your portable media center. It's your life. The thought of leaving it behind during a backpacking trip is unthinkable.

There is one problem with taking it – its battery will drain before the end of your trip. Kiwi has a solution for your problem. The Kiwi U-Powered is a solar and USB portable charging device. The U-Powered boasts the ability to keep all your mobile devices charges with a capacity of 2,000 mAh. Kiwi supplies 11 connector tips that gives the U-Powered adaptability to most common mobile devices.

Kiwi states that the U-Powered is fully charged after 17 hours of sun exposure. Three photo voltaic panels fan out to capture sunbeams and expedite the solar charging process. The U-Powered also comes with a USB cord which can fully charge the U-Powered in 3.5 to 4.5 hours.

The U-Powered performed beyond expectations when tested. Before a backcountry trip it charges in a bit over 3.5 hours. Once a campsite is settled, the U-Powered can be placed under direct sunlight during the day to keep in charged.

At night, plug in your iPhone to keep its charge up. Stow the U-Powered in a waterproof container in your pack to protect it from the elements during your approach to your base camp. Italso features a built-in LED flashlight to help navigate your way around the base camp.

Kiwi LogoThe Kiwi U-Powered can make for an iPhone or Blackberry companion to keep each powered up during your next backcountry adventure. The U-Powered takes up little space in your pack since it weighs four ounces. The Kiwi U-Powered has a low suggested retail price of $49.99.

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Jason Elliot

JElliotJason Elliot is the Editor and Publisher of Elliot has established a respected following with the top industry professionals and gearheads for his nonbiased reviews of outdoor gear and apparel. Elliot is a regular contributor to, and other publications on top of his editorial and writing role with

Elliot left a successful fifteen-plus year management career that he worked at Fortune 500 and S&P 500 companies to pursue his passion for writing about the outdoors. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Clarion University of Pennsylvania and a master’s degree from La Roche College.

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