SOURCE: Granola Strolla

Granola Strolla

September 25, 2014 08:44 ET

Granola Strolla's New Solar Charger Keeps You Connected

A Bright Idea for a Familiar Problem With Mobile Devices

MEMPHIS, TN--(Marketwired - Sep 25, 2014) - Granola Strolla founders Ben and Irene Rodda have created a solar powered, environmentally-friendly device that powers almost any USB device as fast as a wall charger. The lightweight, water-resistant Granola Strolla converts power from the sunlight and stores the solar power in its Lithium Iron Phosphate battery. It even charges indoors and on cloudy days.

The parents of two young children, the Roddas call themselves an environmentally conscious, one-car, two-geek family. Like most Americans, they wouldn't dare be unplugged from their electronic devices. That is why the couple decided to come up with a product to make sure they can check the weather, traffic, or search for a new place to eat whenever they want, without being tied to the wall with a traditional charger.

A Kickstarter campaign is now underway for the Granola Strolla Portable Solar USB charger. The company has until October 12, 2014 to meet its goal of $20,000. Money is being raised to make minor changes to the 3D design so it is easier to manufacture. As well as for the molds to be created and parts to produce the device.

Not only is Granola Strolla 20 times faster than other chargers, its USB port is not brand specific. This will simplify people's lives because they will no longer need a different charger for each device. Granola Strolla is compatible with most popular brands and types of mobile devices, a welcome change from having to keep up with cords for every member of your family.

The Roddas are part of a new generation of parents who want to be eco-savvy and eco-friendly without giving up the convenience electronic devices can provide. From the battery to the case that protects it, Granola Strolla solar charger is non-toxic and made from recyclable plastic. It is free from hazardous chemicals like Cobalt and BPA.

The battery is made from Lithium Iron Phosphate, which has double the amount of charge cycles than the standard Lithium Cobalt battery.

About Granola Strolla

Ben, an electronic engineer, has brought more than 40 products to commercial release for international corporations Philips and HBM. Irene has more than 10 years experience in customer service, technical support, and advertising, working for companies like MapInfo and Constant Contact.

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