Joos Orange

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Specs / Features


Versatile. Portable. Reliable. | JOOS Orange is designed to charge all personal electronic devices (cell phones, smart phones, iPad, iPhone, MP3 players, GPS devices, portable game devices, Sat Phones etc.) | Powerful and fast. JOOS Orange captures up to 20 times more energy than other solar chargers. 1 hour in the direct sun = 2 hours 3G talk time. | Its thin rectangular shape makes JOOS Orange easy to carry and store. Adjustable legs make pointing it towards the sun a breeze. And, if you don't get outside much, the on-board battery can be charged from your computer or any USB power source. |... More

Versatile. Portable. Reliable. | JOOS Orange is designed to charge all personal electronic devices (cell phones, smart phones, iPad, iPhone, MP3 players, GPS devices, portable game devices, Sat Phones etc.) | Powerful and fast. JOOS Orange captures up to 20 times more energy than other solar chargers. 1 hour in the direct sun = 2 hours 3G talk time. | Its thin rectangular shape makes JOOS Orange easy to carry and store. Adjustable legs make pointing it towards the sun a breeze. And, if you don't get outside much, the on-board battery can be charged from your computer or any USB power source. | The internal battery pack will keep its charge for years. And the JOOS Orange keeps charging when submerged in water.

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Specification

Brand Solar Joos
Model JOR-0002
Warranty 6 months
Size 27 x 5 cm (10.6 x 2 in)

Reviews (6.5/10 Avg. rating)


Kiledjian

Self-contained (battery plus solar charger), water proof, charged extremely well in all types of weather and durable

from Kiledjian

I really liked the Orange Joos Solar charger because it is self-contained (battery plus solar charger), water proof, charged extremely well in all types of weather and durable. If these are qualities you are searching for then buy the Orange Joos and I promise you won't be disappointed.

If however you don't care about your solar panel being self contained. If you don't need a water proof solar charging solution. If you aren't concerned about maximizing charging in various weather conditions. If you need something lightweight then you may want to look at some of the other solar charing kits....

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I really liked the Orange Joos Solar charger because it is self-contained (battery plus solar charger), water proof, charged extremely well in all types of weather and durable. If these are qualities you are searching for then buy the Orange Joos and I promise you won't be disappointed.

If however you don't care about your solar panel being self contained. If you don't need a water proof solar charging solution. If you aren't concerned about maximizing charging in various weather conditions. If you need something lightweight then you may want to look at some of the other solar charing kits.

I'm excited to see what Solar Joos does with future products.

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The Wirecutter

A runner-up that’s great for extreme conditions

from The Wirecutter

If you can’t find the Cobra CPP 300 or plan on using this in hot or wet conditions (like desert camping or a rafting trip), we still like the Joos Orange as a runner-up that’s great for extreme conditions. It’s basically indestructible, but it’s also heavy and wasn’t our top performer in low light.

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If you can’t find the Cobra CPP 300 or plan on using this in hot or wet conditions (like desert camping or a rafting trip), we still like the Joos Orange as a runner-up that’s great for extreme conditions. It’s basically indestructible, but it’s also heavy and wasn’t our top performer in low light.

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Woods Monkey

A great product for anyone that needs rechargeable power when remote

from Woods Monkey

The one thing I can say about the JOOS is that it is rugged. They set out to build something that was durable and could be used in rough environments and they succeeded. Solar Components even has a video on YouTube showing the JOOS working after being shot by a 22! There are a few things I’...More

The one thing I can say about the JOOS is that it is rugged. They set out to build something that was durable and could be used in rough environments and they succeeded. Solar Components even has a video on YouTube showing the JOOS working after being shot by a 22! There are a few things I’d like to see them change in future versions, the cable/USB setup in particular and I’d also like to see a mobile application, but I think the JOOS Orange Portable Solar Charger is a great product for anyone that needs rechargeable power when remote. The ability to charge and store power makes it a winner.

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Sunferno

One of the most rugged charger I have ever reviewed

from Sunferno

The JOOS Orange charger, won the 2011 Consumer Electronics Association’s Best of Innovations Award. It is durable and captures energy like no other charger in the price range. There can’t be any better reason to get your hands on the JOOS charger.

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The JOOS Orange charger, won the 2011 Consumer Electronics Association’s Best of Innovations Award. It is durable and captures energy like no other charger in the price range. There can’t be any better reason to get your hands on the JOOS charger.

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Emily Luxton Travel Blog

It’s a smart, simple little gadget that is perfect for backpackers, campers and hikers

from Emily Luxton Travel Blog

Being so sturdily life-proof, the JOOS Orange requires absolutely no special care or effort and it really works brilliantly. It’s a smart, simple little gadget that is perfect for backpackers, campers and hikers! So, all in all, this nifty solar powered charger ticks all the boxes for a South American adventure.

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Being so sturdily life-proof, the JOOS Orange requires absolutely no special care or effort and it really works brilliantly. It’s a smart, simple little gadget that is perfect for backpackers, campers and hikers! So, all in all, this nifty solar powered charger ticks all the boxes for a South American adventure.

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DVICE

Lots of power, even when there isn't lots of sun

from DVICE

Should you buy one? The question isn't really whether you should buy a JOOS Orange. The question is whether you want or need a portable solar charger. If the answer to that is yes, then the JOOS Orange is the one you should buy. There are a lot of other solar chargers out there that are smaller,...More

Should you buy one? The question isn't really whether you should buy a JOOS Orange. The question is whether you want or need a portable solar charger. If the answer to that is yes, then the JOOS Orange is the one you should buy. There are a lot of other solar chargers out there that are smaller, lighter, and cheaper, but they don't work nearly as well in terms of battery capacity or power output, and if you're somewhere where you need a solar charger, it's hard to overstate the importance of the JOOS' epic durability.

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OutdoorGearLab

It is the best panel for performance in wet conditions where durability is the highest priority

from OutdoorGearLab

This is a very durable panel that is ideal for all-weather conditions. It is the best panel for performance in wet conditions where durability is the highest priority. We feel it is too heavy for backpacking or long hikes considering there are other panels that cost and weigh much less. While we...More

This is a very durable panel that is ideal for all-weather conditions. It is the best panel for performance in wet conditions where durability is the highest priority. We feel it is too heavy for backpacking or long hikes considering there are other panels that cost and weigh much less. While we recommend this panel, we also feel that many people who are less concerned with water-resistance might be better off buying a much less expensive panel and combine it with an external battery.

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Grow Your Heirlooms

Convenient, easy to use portable solar charger for low powered cell phones or if the electricity goes out for a short period

from Grow Your Heirlooms

Although I’ve pointed out some shortcomings, my test shouldn’t be a total wash. The fact that I’m not able to rest easy knowing I’ll always have full power on my phone if the electricity goes out is a little disheartening so there is a strike against it for that. But stacked up against the competition so far, it walks away with good standing in its class and price range....

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Although I’ve pointed out some shortcomings, my test shouldn’t be a total wash. The fact that I’m not able to rest easy knowing I’ll always have full power on my phone if the electricity goes out is a little disheartening so there is a strike against it for that. But stacked up against the competition so far, it walks away with good standing in its class and price range.

And honestly, none of the portable solar chargers I’ve yet reviewed were able to keep the Galaxy S3 sustained except the much larger and more expensive ones.
There are a few things that Joos needs to consider upgrading like the battery, proprietary cabling and the ability to charge portable power banks. But overall I give it a thumbs up.

I would recommend anyone looking for a convenient, easy to use portable solar charger for low powered cell phones or if the electricity goes out for a short period, should take a long look at the Joos Orange Portable Solar Charger.
If however, you’re needing sustained energy for long term independence from the power grid, or stronger power for larger smart phones or tablets, then the Joos is not for you.

In cases like that, you’re much wiser to consider a more beefier charger. But on the flip side, be prepared to spend a lot more dough.

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Examiner

Extremely tough & rugged build quality

from Examiner

To sum things up, I believe, in this class of solar panel, this is the one to beat on the market today. Not one competing solar panel that I have read about, seen, or tested has come close to the high level of durability and performance that the JOOS Orange provides. Its miniscule drawbacks are h...More

To sum things up, I believe, in this class of solar panel, this is the one to beat on the market today. Not one competing solar panel that I have read about, seen, or tested has come close to the high level of durability and performance that the JOOS Orange provides. Its miniscule drawbacks are heavily outweighed by it phenomenal advantages. The ability to maintain its efficiency without having to resort to utilizing much larger, harder-to-carry panels is leaps and bounds ahead of the competition. You will be hard pressed to find another solar panel on the market that can survive being fully submerged, dropped onto concrete, shot five times with a .22 and then still be able to charge up your iPhone. The JOOS Orange solar panel really should be packaged with scuba gear, Kevlar bulletproof vest and a full-face helmet because it can survive a lot more than you can. I highly recommend the JOOS Orange for anyone going on an adventure in the backcountry or out on the open seas and want to be able to charge your USB powered cellphone, GPS & walkie-talkies.

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Gadgetmac

A life saver for the tech savvy

from Gadgetmac

The Joos Orange will always be there to make more energy juice. It'll be there to back you up when your portable GPS dies on you and your portable backup battery packs never made it thru the night and harsh weather conditions. The Joos Orange is still missing valuable features and battery improve...More

The Joos Orange will always be there to make more energy juice. It'll be there to back you up when your portable GPS dies on you and your portable backup battery packs never made it thru the night and harsh weather conditions. The Joos Orange is still missing valuable features and battery improvements, but it's one rugged solar battery charger that'll eventually give you what you need most.

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Amazon.com Reviews Summary

157 from Amazon.com

157 Amazon.com shoppers shared a review for the Joos Orange. Ratings are middle of the road, averaging 3.4 out of 5 stars. See all Amazon.com customer reviews.

6.8/10

Amazon.ca Reviews Summary

1 from Amazon.ca

1 Amazon.ca shoppers shared a review for the Joos Orange. Ratings are generally negative, averaging 1 out of 5 stars. See all Amazon.ca customer reviews.

2/10

Amazon.co.uk Reviews Summary

5 from Amazon.co.uk

5 Amazon.co.uk shoppers shared a review for the Joos Orange. Ratings are generally positive, averaging 4 out of 5 stars. See all Amazon.co.uk customer reviews.

8/10

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