The HYmini is a handheld, hybrid universal charger that captures wind and solar power along with conventional wall plug power. The energy captured in the internal battery can then be released to charge most 5V digital gadgets such as cell phones, mp3 players, iPods, and digital cameras. Users access the 5V adaptive 200 to 850mA output through a USB 2.0 connection. The internal device is a 1,200 mAh built in lithium-ion-polymer rechargeable battery.
All it takes, says the company, is a breeze of from 9 and 30 mph to keep the internal battery charging. The translucent wind turbine glows green when in use, and the device contains an LED night light. The company says 20 to 40 min of wind is all you need to start charging. Several extra-cost accessories for the $75 HYmini include portable (small) solar panels, a hand crank, armbands, and a connector for bicycle handlebars.
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