Umeox, the most rugged solar mobile

Umeox solar powered mobile phone

The ‘Umeox’ has to be the most rugged solar-powered mobile phone in the market place.  We told you about this solar powered wonder back in October 2010.  Well, the Umeox solar mobile, it’s back in the news again and this time you can buy it for only £69.99 from Maplins. 

Mobile phones for business is always a tough question, business mobiles always have major demands on them.  They get dropped on the ground, in water, they are used in dusty conditions, these business mobiles see it all.

It would take just 17 hours of sunlight to fully charge the Umeox, solar mobile

At the recent 2010 Mobile Convention over in Barcelona, this eco-friendly mobile was the most talked about piece of kit going.  With a standby time of 200 hours, and waterproof to one meter does make you look twice at this super green mobile designed from China.

The phone is powered by Android, and its makers suggest it would take about 2.5 hours of sunlight for refilling the battery after daily use.  But if the phone goes completely dead on you, don’t worry.  It would take about 17 hours of sunlight to charge the phone up fully.  Which actually you don’t need to do, just the 2.5 hours would be enough. 

A little bit of spec for you:

  • 3.2″ 320×480 Display
  • Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP
  • FM Radio
  • A 3-megapixel rear camera
  • A 3.5mm audio jack
  • And it comes with 1GB storage internally, with a microSD card slot to ramp up

The designers and engineers in Shenzen, China who made this little wonder, have taken a view to making it as durable as possible, so it’s wrapped in a lovely overcoat of rubber, to protect it from dust and to make it waterproof, how nice of them.  The price includes free UK standard delivery and its unlocked to all networks, it has a 250 number phone book, a torch, a talk time of up to 210 minutes, which isn’t too bad and a mains charger.  And it comes in orange and yellow, I can live with that…