Solar Technology is hoping for a decent summer. It has updated its solar-powered Freeloader gadget recharger, adding the ability to power up both the iPhone and the iPod touch.

March is likely to be rainy and April is known for its showers, but if you can find a bright spot for long enough, you’ll be able to use the Freeloader to power up your gadgets. Designed to recharge MP3 players, digital cameras and other portable electronic items, the solar charger comes in either hot pink or plain silver.

For full details of the Freeloader 8.0, see www.solartechnology.com.

Freeloader 8.0 solar charger

Freeloader 8.0 solar charger now works with the iPhone and the iPod touch as well as other gadgetry