Fremont, Calif. - InoSmart is bringing to market a new solar-powered 5-volt multi-device charger.
InoSmart's ESx3000 has four USB charging ports, a night light and LED flashlight in a compact 3.66-inch by 2.48-inch by 1-inch footprint that weighs less than 6 ounces.
The ESx3000's rechargeable 2,200 mAh lithium-ion 3.7-volt backup battery can be recharged using solar energy, a wall outlet, a car outlet or USB port and is capable of charging four devices simultaneously.
According to the company, eight to 10 hours of direct sunlight is required for to fully charge the unit's battery, but one hour is adequate to power up a completely dead cellphone and make a call. A fully charged ESx3000 can fully charge a smartphone, or two cellphones, can power the flashlight for five hours or the LED night light for 48 hours. A full charge delivered to a device takes between six and eight hours.
The charging unit is packaged with a standard 6-inch dongle, a 12-inch USB cable, 12 tips for standard 5-volt portable devices and a travel bag.
The SKus are shipping now through distributor Ingram Micro and are available in open stock, J-hooks, end caps, and counter and floor display shipments.
According to sales VP Wesley Brown, "InoSmart is dedicated to sustainability. The ESx3000 is a true eco-friendly product and we anticipate all of our packaging will be made of 100-percent recycled materials in the near future. This is a tough, long lasting charger that can be used almost anywhere. It is a â€˜must have' for consumers with a terrific perceived value and great margins. All-in-all -- this is definitely a win-win for retailers, consumers and the environment."
InoSmart said the unit is built to deliver up to 500 charges and the lithium-ion battery is replaceable.
The suggested retail is $59.95.