I’m sure you will not deny that the new iPhone 3G is a batteries sucker. If like me, you spend quite some time every day surfing the web, emailing and calling from your phone, you probably end up with a dead batteries by mid-day.

To combat this power problem, Mobile Fun has just released a range of Solar Powered cases for the new iPhone 3G. As well as protecting your iPhone 3G from everyday knocks and scrapes these energy saving cases can charge your iPhone.

Built with 1500 mAh battery this can provide one full charge for your iPhone and will recharge itself through the solar panel mounted to the front of the case, or via Mini USB if you’re in a badly lit area. These solar chargers come in both black and white in genuine leather casing.

The solar case can provide enough charge for functional use in less than 3 hours, but it will take a full 10 hours to fill the battery. Maybe the thing to do is leave the case on the dashboard or window sill all day, then charge your phone up at night.

The case is slated for release in August in both black and white versions for around $54.

  • R9

    The iPhone 3G are selling 2x as fast as the original and lines are constantly forming outside of Apple stores and other carriers.
    It’s a great time to personalize your iPhone by choosing any accessories that suit your personality and lifestyle. Apple Stores and most other consumer electronics specialty shops carry these cases. Do a careful search at an online auction site, such as eBay, and you may find them there.
    but i don’t like these, Um… recommend these iPhone 3G Accessories store, maybe you will also like it

  • nsilvio

    I got one of those from Solar Arcadia and is totally dead after the first charge. I’m trying to contact them with no success.
    If you google it you will find other comments about the same issue.
    http://ourmaninside.com/2008/10/07/iphone-solar-charger-case/
    Don’t waste your money!

  • Chazz

    does this work only with true solar light (sun) or also with indoor lighting?