Recommend solar charger?

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    Last Friday, I had a power outage that lasted just under 24 hours. My Droid 4 dropped to 30% battery. I want to buy a solar charger, but am unsure of what to buy. I looked at some on Amazon, but they all seem to get mixed reviews, with some people saying that they function properly and others that they take days to charge a phone using solar power. Does anyone here have a solar charger that works with the D4 that they would recommend?

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    It would need to have an output of no lower than 800mah to kind of properly charge the phone. Stock charger puts out 1000mah IIRC. (800mah is standard output from a USB port I think, but not certain.)
     
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    The best solar charger i found on Amazon with the highest reviews (only two bad reviews) is the sCharger-5:

    Amazon.com: sCharger-5 High Performance, Fast, Solar Charger, Quickly Charges iPhone, iPod, Android Phones, Samsung, eReaders, and Many Other USB Devices Directly From Sunlight. And Extremely Reliable.: Cell Phones & Accessories

    The other solar chargers i see have 10-20 really bad reviews like the goal zero and instapark, I would go for the sCharger-5 which does work with Droid phones.
     
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    That's what put me off most of them too. It seems like if you want quality, you have to be willing to pay in the three digits. I purchased it and will give it a go during the next inevitable power outage.

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    You get what you pay for, i bought a goal zero nomad 7 and a power monkey, both were around 2 digits, both were so bad i dropkicked them off a cliff. I bought suntactics solar charger and couldn't be happier!
     
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