Arctic Cooling ARCTIC C1 Mobile USB Charger Review

Editor: Vinh Thai  Date: 18-05-10   14 Comment(s) - Join the discussion here
Introduction
Product on Review: Arctic Cooling ARCTIC C1 Mobile USB Charger with Solar Panel
Manufacturer and Sponsor: ARCTIC COOLING
MSRP: 16,95 € / US$ 24.60
Street Price: Unknown



As you may have noticed in Vortez Harware’s recent review on the ARCTIC C2, Arctic Cooling has expanded into power products, such as USB chargers and rechargeable batteries. Given the fact that Arctic Cooling has always been oriented towards computer cooling devices, it is interesting to see the Swiss company expand their product line-up into areas that you would least expect.

On April 1st 2010, Arctic Cooling announced the ARCTIC C1 Mobile, a mobile universal charger with solar panel. Basically, the ARCTIC C1 Mobile is a USB charger with portability in mind. It charges a single USB device at a time with its integrated 4440mAh lithium-ion battery which holds about twice the charge of a typical AA rechargeable battery such as the Sanyo Eneloop. Although the ARCTIC C1 Mobile can be charged through its USB port, the device stays true to portability by sporting a small 80mA solar panel. In other words, the device can be charged when direct sunlight is shone onto it.

With so many modern portable devices available today, you can easily imagine an incident where one of your device's battery would drain in the middle of your trip and there was no way for you to power it on the spot. If your device recharges through USB but no power outlet is available, the ARCTIC C1 Mobile might be the perfect item for you. Indeed, the ARCTIC C1 Mobile seems to be a great companion for any tech savvy on the go with his or her mobile devices such as mobiles phones, media players, portable game consoles, smart phones, etc.

Remembering that the ARCTIC C2 fared very well in its review, expectations are high for the ARCTIC C1 Mobile. Is it worth your hard-earned money? Read on as the ARCTIC C1 Mobile will be examined in detail.



About Arctic Cooling:

Who we are?
ARCTIC COOLING is a privately owned company founded in 2001 with headquarters in Switzerland, offices in Hong Kong and the USA and production facilities in Asia. The ARCTIC COOLING team consists o­f international highly educated people with business, technical and communicational skills. The attitude to work is based o­n Swiss principles of innovative spirit and high standards of workmanship for which it is recognized internationally. This striving for excellence is integrated in all processes as a matter of course. ARCTIC COOLING´s core competencies are multifarious including systematic noise reduction,copper and aluminum heatsink development, customization of thermal solutions, as well as designing quiet fans. More recently quiet and cool PC Cases and Power Supplies have been developed.


Features and Specifications

Features: Link

Mobile USB Charger with Solar Panel
This lightweight, mobile charger gives you power wherever you go. Its built-in 4440 mWh lithium-ion battery is ideal for charging power-intensive devices such as mobile phones, MP3 and PDA. The ARCTIC C1 Mobile also provides necessary voltage to the data pin which allows charging of iPhone and iPod touch.
With hybrid functionality, the ARCTIC C1 Mobile can be charged from the sun / light or from a USB port.

Main features
- Built-in 4400 mWh lithium-ion rechargeable battery
- Ideal for high-powered devices everywhere
- Fast and save charging by the USB cable provided
- Adapter for Nokia, Sony Ericsson, Samsung, Motorola included

You've got the power
Featuring a 4400 mWh lithium-ion battery, this portable charger is ideal for powering up energy-intensive devices, such as mobile phones, MP3 players and PDAs. What’s more. The ARCTIC C1 Mobile provides the necessary voltage to the data pins which allows charging of iPhone and iPod touch, which gives one more practical option for charging your valuable multimedia devices.

Green energy with high mobility
The ARCTIC C1 Mobile can be charged by the built-in solar panel. Take the ARCTIC C1 Mobile with you whilst working, hiking, sunbathing, camping to transform natural resources to the energy for a wide range of devices.

Thanks for the hybrid charging functionality, the ARCTIC C1 Mobile can also be charged via a USB port, providing an all-rounded and handy power options for users.

Its compact and lightweight design makes the ARCTIC C1 Mobile highly portable. It is particularly useful and convenient for outdoor use when no power sockets are available. Recharging MP3 players, mobile phones, and other on the beach or on the mountain has now become handy and effortless.

Mobile phone adapters included
Some mobile phone manufacturers do not use their USB cable to charge the device and thus, a designated adapter is necessary. The ARCTIC C1 Mobile provides a hassle-free solution – it comes with an adapter for Nokia, Sony Ericsson, Samsung and Motorola. Users no longer need to search for the adapter for their phone. Just buy, plug and charge!


Specifications: Link

Specification sheet: Link

USB port: 1 Port
Input solar panel: 5.5 V / 80 mA
Input USB: 5 V / 300 mA
Li-ion rechargeable battery: 4440 mAh
Output: DC 5.5 V 500 mA
Dimensions: 110 (L) x 43 (B) x 12 (H) mm
Weight: 52 g
Warranty: 2 Years
Manufacturer code: DCACO-AC003-CSA01
EAN-Code: 087276700327-9


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