Goal Zero Switch 8 Solar Recharger

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With the Goal Zero® Switch 8 solar charger, you can top off your digital devices anytime, anywhere! This ultra-lightweight rechargeable battery stores easily in your pocket or bag and provides on-demand power for MP3 players, smartphones, tablets, and more; interchangeable tips (sold separately) accommodate most devices.

Features



  • Recharges smartphones and USB devices on the go
  • Interchangeable male and female USB tips (extra tips sold separately)
  • LED battery indicator
  • Charges from solar or USB
  • 30-day manufacturer's money-back guarantee
  • 1-year manufacturer's warranty

Specifications



  • Powers: MP3 player, cell phone (3 recharges); smartphone (2 recharges); e-reader (50% boost); tablet (25% boost)
  • Battery Type: Lithium-ion (NMC)
  • Battery Capacity: 3.6 V, 2.2 Ah (8 W)
  • Input: Standard USB; 5.0 V, 1.0 A (5 W); additional tips sold separately
  • Output: Standard USB; 5.0 V, 1.0 A (5 W); additional tips sold separately
  • Recharge Time: 5-10 hrs (solar), 1-3 hrs (USB)
  • Dimensions: H 5" x W 1" x D 1"
  • Weight: 0.2 lbs

Product Reviews

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Goal Zero Switch 8 Solar Recharger
 
4.4

(based on 84 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (48)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (27)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Reliable (58)
  • Good value (50)
  • Fast charge (46)
  • Long lasting (38)
  • Good power output (28)

Cons

  • Charges slowly (8)
  • Lacks power (7)
  • Pricey / poor value (5)
  • Short life (5)

Best Uses

  • Travel (61)
  • Portable electronics (59)
  • Emergency equipment (32)
  • Having around the house (27)
  • High-end equipment (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Quality oriented (66), Budget shopper (13)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (74), Business (7)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (68), Yes (15)

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2.0

Low mAh, cannot swap out battery

By Pilot

from Florida

About Me Quality Oriented

Pros

  • Portable

Cons

  • Cannot Remove Battery
  • Lacks Power
  • Short Life

Best Uses

  • Travel

Comments about Goal Zero Switch 8 Solar Recharger:

Needs a removable battery and compatibility with Li-ion 18650 batteries. This power pack is ok, but at 2200 mAh it does not have the capacity of other options. The latest Li-ion battery of equivalent size has 3600 mAh, a significantly larger capacity. Throw in an output of 5.0V/≦2.1A and the option to replace the battery and you'll have a great charger. Until then, I will not be recommending this to friends because there are too many other products with better capacity for a lower price.

  • Primary use:
  • Personal
  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

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4.0

Awesome Product

By Lucidscorpio

from Temecula, Ca

About Me Quality Oriented

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Compact
  • Durable
  • Good Value
  • Handy
  • Reliable Performance

Cons

  • Charges slowly

Best Uses

  • Perfect For Biking
  • Portable Electronics
  • Travel

Comments about Goal Zero Switch 8 Solar Recharger:

This is a good portable battery. Charges in a few hours, I keep it plugged in to the wall or my solar panel. This, along with the Nomad 7 make a good duo. The battery charges one of my devices on one charge. Can fully revive my phone or Itouch. If you want more from a portable battery, i suggest looking at the medium range stuff, this is the most minimal option. I went along with it for the convenience and price. High quality for the price but I wouldnt mind stepping up to a higher range portable battery.

  • Primary use:
  • Personal
  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

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5.0

Never leave home without it

By AC

from Pine Valley, Utah

About Me Quality Oriented

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Value

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Emergency Equipment
    • Having Around The House
    • Portable Electronics
    • Travel

    Comments about Goal Zero Switch 8 Solar Recharger:

    as a back up when I'm hiking

    • Primary use:
    • Personal
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    2.0

    Really?

    By Charlie

    from New Orleans

    About Me Quality Oriented

    Pros

      Cons

      • Lacks Power
      • Short Life

      Best Uses

        Comments about Goal Zero Switch 8 Solar Recharger:

        Charged the Switch 8 to a full charge and the unit only gave my Samsung G3 about a 30% charge. Not a happy camper right now.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        love it but a combo with tips would make

        By mmcaree

        from orlando florida

        About Me Quality Oriented

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Charges Quickly
        • Light Weight And Compact
        • Reliable Performance

        Cons

        • Pricey

        Best Uses

        • Emergency Equipment
        • Portable Electronics
        • Travel

        Comments about Goal Zero Switch 8 Solar Recharger:

        I think the price is a little high when you can buy the guide ten plus instead. I bought both of these at the same time to compair. They have a flashlight tip for an additional price. I think for this price the flashlight tip should be included. Would make it a great selling item. But maybe the best we can hope for is a combo for discount. It does fit in my pocket and its light weight when I take my family to theme parks, mma tournaments and etc. I just don't agree with the price. Sorry goal zero.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

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        5.0

        I would buy this product again.

        By Ornerina

        from springville, Utah

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Charges Quickly
        • Good Value
        • Love The Small Size

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Charge Cell Phone On Go
          • Portable Electronics
          • Travel

          Comments about Goal Zero Switch 8 Solar Recharger:

          Use these products to charge cell phones while up camping. Used Nomad 7 on trip, just set on dash and charged using sun while traveling.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Switch 8 saved me at sea

          By Michael the Prepper

          from Venice, FL

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Accurate
          • Compact
          • Easy to Use
          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Charge Phone On Boat

            Comments about Goal Zero Switch 8 Solar Recharger:

            Recharge Switch 8 from laptop. I have used it to recharge my Iphone in my pocket. I work at a high school and wireless is spotty and runs down battery quick.

            I have used this combo to recharge my phone on the boat. Phone battery died quickly. Switch 8 repowered. Solar pack is great insurance.
            Gave as a gift to a fellow boater who does long distance cruising.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            2.0

            Not Very Impressed

            By Matt

            from Huntsville, Alabama

            About Me Quality Oriented

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Better Than Nothing
            • Small

            Cons

            • Inconsistent Performance
            • Lacks Power
            • Not worth the money
            • Pricey / Poor Value
            • Short Life

            Best Uses

            • Emergency Equipment
            • Travel

            Comments about Goal Zero Switch 8 Solar Recharger:

            Does not hold a charge long. Does not charge fully. I bought 2 and neither performs well. They lose their charge after a week or two with no use. Never charge full either. They are better than nothing. I e-mailed Goal Zero about some issues with this product and did not get a reply. I own some other Goal Zero products but may reconsider buying anymore due to poor customer service. I will use them until they die but I would not recommend them to a friend.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            Comment on this review

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Lost 1st one, had to buy again ASAP.

            By Glenn

            from Tijeras, NM

            About Me Quality Oriented

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Charges Quickly
            • Good Value
            • Reliable Performance

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Portable Electronics
              • Travel

              Comments about Goal Zero Switch 8 Solar Recharger:

              This is my 2nd one of these. I lost my first one unfortunately. The first time I used it was on a flight to Iceland (about 7.5 hours) for my IPOD audio books.. This thing is a MUST HAVE item for me anymore. I use it almost daily. I use a thin rubber twisty tie from Nite Ize products to keep a short USB cable attached to the Switch 8 at all times. Works like a charm.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              Portable, lightweight, easy to charge

              By Lucy

              from Big Island, HI

              About Me Value Oriented

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good Value

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Having Around The House
                • Portable Electronics
                • Travel

                Comments about Goal Zero Switch 8 Solar Recharger:

                very convenient

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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