Tech fans users can now show their green credentials by opting to charge their new shiny gadgets by solar power.

Solar Technology has launched its latest solar power charger the FreeLoader 8.0 Portable Solar Charger. It, according to the company, promises to charge a multitude of the latest mobile gadgets for free using solar energy even with our poor weather in the UK.

According to its makers, the FreeLoader 8.0 boasts the ability to power an iPod for 18 hours, a mobile phone for 44 hours, a PSP for 2.5 hours and a PDA for 22 hours.

To ensure batteries never run flat, the Freeloader 8.0 can simultaneously charge its own internal battery, which holds its charge for up to 3 months and features extra sensitive solar panels.

The Freeloader 8.0 is supplied with 11 adapters to power the following devices:
- Dedicated Connector for iPod, iPod nano, iPhone
- LG KG800 Chocolate / Shine series
- Nokia old 3.5mm jack and compatible phones
- Nokia new 2mm jack and compatible Nseries phones
- Samsung A288 and compatible series phones
- Samsung D800 and compatible current series phones
- Sony Ericsson K750 and compatible series phones
- 4mm jack compatible with Sony PSP, TomTom, some digital cameras, PDAs and two-way radios
- Dedicated connector for Nintendo DS Lite
- Mini USB compatible with BlackBerry, smartphones, Motorola phones, HTC phones, Qtek phones, some digital cameras and other devices that charge via a mini USB port.
- USB female for use with devices that can be charged via USB on your computer.

The Freeloader 8.0 is available in both Hot Pink and Cool Aluminium Silver from It will cost £29.99.