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Two Little Words

Two Little Words!
by Gary Woods

It seems like every time I turn on the TV or Radio there are two words that come pounding out at me. Those two words are Wind and Solar. Whatever is ailing anybody with enough Wind or Solar Power the solution is close at hand. If you haven't gotten your proper dosage of either Wind or Solar Power you might want to check out Kinesis Industries for their "eco-friendly" Wind and Solar Charger.

The device is about 10" high and 2" wide and has a propeller at the top to catch the wind and solar panels down the front to convert the sun's rays into electricity. Inside the Charger is a rechargeable battery with the largest capacity of its group that can be used over and over again. There are USB ports built in with available adapter tips to charge various devices and the unit is made of a durable weatherproof design that can be taken anywhere.

You always know the power status of the rechargeable battery because there are LED level indicators on the side that are activated at the press of a button. With a full charge you can power up a mobile phone over 5 times and an iPod/mp3 player over 10 times.

If you get in a bind and need instant power the unit provides 30 minutes of talk time for a cell phone and over 300 minutes of mp3 music. If you need portable power or just want to get hip and have your Wind and Solar quotient filled check out Kinesis Industries and their Wind & Solar Charger (price not available at press time).

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Gary Woods is the Computer Trainer for the Santa Barbara Association of Realtors. And he is a Broker/Associate at Home Realty & Investments, Inc