A combined solar- and battery-based recharger system for iPhones, iPods, PDAs, PlayStation Portables (PSPs) and mobile phones has launched in the UK.

The FreeLoader 8.0 ships with the capacity to charge many of the latest mobile gadgets. Manufacturer Solar Technology said it can power an iPod for 18 hours, a mobile phone for 44 hours, a PSP for 2.5 hours and a PDA for 22 hours.

Attractively-designed, Freeloader 8.0 has a durable casing and folds up small for transport in a pocket or handbag.

The Freeloader 8.0 can charge its own internal battery, which holds its charge for up to three months. It features extra-sensitive solar panels, which are more much efficient at absorbing light in the cloudy and dim conditions the UK endures.

Freeloader 8.0 is available in both Hot Pink and Cool Aluminium Silver and costs £29.