BioLite SolarPanel10+ review

The BioLite SolarPanel10+ is a travel- and eco-friendly device for slow-charging a smartphone while camping

BioLite SolarPanel10+
(Image: © Jamie Carter/Digital Camera World)

Digital Camera World Verdict

With a built-in battery behind a solar panel the BioLite SolarPanel10+ is one of the best ways of recharging a smartphone if you’re outdoors, but only if you have time to kill.


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    Rugged design

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    Sundial for max. solar power

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    Integrated 3,200mAh battery

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    Folds up for travel


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    MicroUSB input

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    Battery is small

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    Requires regular realignment

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    Slow to recharge gadgets

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The BioLite SolarPanel10+ isn’t going to save you much on your energy bills. At just 10W don’t expect it to recharge anything quickly. However, if used properly a little patience will be rewarded with free power for a smartphone.

It takes a little knowledge to set it up properly and the occasional repositioning while it’s doing its thing, but a built-in battery enables this solar panel-battery to refuel devices even when the Sun goes down.

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Jamie Carter
Astrophotography expert

Jamie has been writing about all aspects of technology for over 14 years, producing content for sites like TechRadar, T3, Forbes, Mashable, MSN, South China Morning Post, and BBC Wildlife, BBC Focus and BBC Sky At Night magazines. 

As the editor for, he has a wealth of enthusiasm and expertise for all things astrophotography, from capturing the Perseid Meteor Shower, lunar eclipses and ring of fire eclipses, photographing the moon and blood moon and more.

He also brings a great deal of knowledge on action cameras, 360 cameras, AI cameras, camera backpacks, telescopes, gimbals, tripods and all manner of photography equipment.