Solar-Powered Mobile Phone - Samsung E1170 Kai £14.95 (£10 top-up included!) + £7.50 Quidco E2SAVE
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Solar-Powered Mobile Phone - Samsung E1170 Kai £14.95 (£10 top-up included!) + £7.50 Quidco E2SAVE

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Found 25th Aug 2010Made hot 25th Aug 2010
On Orange or T-Mobile.

This phone is a solar powered cellular phone which can be charged in bright sunlight without even connecting to main power supply. The panel that converts the solar energy into the battery is located at the back of the phone. An hour's solar charge allows for 5 to 10 minutes of talk time.

Don't forget the rather epic £7.50 Quidco! Use a fresh basket for each one you order as it's free delivery and Quidco tracks on each sale.

And yes, I know it's not going to save you a huge amount on your electricity bills (especially considering the weather), but it's a nice gimmick at the least. You could take it as a spare phone when you go on holiday (to somewhere sunny, of course!).

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Original Poster

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/0/01/Samsung_E1170.jpg/200px-Samsung_E1170.jpg

With the UK weather being as it is, and also that the phone will be kept either indoors or in a pocket most of the time, the solar option is a bit useless.

Still, a good price for a phone to take to a festival where there may be sunshine, or on hols.

a solar powered item that people carry in their pockets/handbags/glove compartments?
what a ridiculous idea.

So when your £400 phone goes flat in a emergency, And this £4.95 phone pulls out of pocket charges from sun and saves his life, I will laugh

fazzy-bhoy

a solar powered item that people carry in their pockets/handbags/glove … a solar powered item that people carry in their pockets/handbags/glove compartments?what a ridiculous idea.

I hear footballers put these where the sun don't shine

Original Poster

fazzy-bhoy

a solar powered item that people carry in their pockets/handbags/glove … a solar powered item that people carry in their pockets/handbags/glove compartments?what a ridiculous idea.


Could leave it on the dashboard, windowsill or patio table. Or carry it on your belt with a transparent belt-holder.

Don't be so negative!

fazzy-bhoy

a solar powered item that people carry in their pockets/handbags/glove … a solar powered item that people carry in their pockets/handbags/glove compartments?what a ridiculous idea.

An hour's solar charge allows for 5 to 10 minutes of talk time.


It can't be such an emergency

So when your £400 phone goes flat in a emergency, And this £4.95 phone p … So when your £400 phone goes flat in a emergency, And this £4.95 phone pulls out of pocket charges from sun and saves his life, I will laugh



Saves whose live? Who is dying here?

Are the solar panels integrated? Can't work that bit out. It says "With solar panels attached", so do solar panels come with it or do you buy them separately? Can buy solar panels for any phone...

Original Poster

Haha, I don't know if it'd save someone's life. They'd have to be in the mother of all predicaments, like chained to a fence in hot weather.

I was thinking more like your car battery dies and your phone needs charging. Chuck this on the dash (provided the weather is decent) and it'll give you 5-10 minutes of talk time to explain to someone where you are.

good for people in cars that might need an emergency phone and a few mins talk time

You never know what might happen

Infinite Element

Haha, I don't know if it'd save someone's life. They'd have to be in the … Haha, I don't know if it'd save someone's life. They'd have to be in the mother of all predicaments, like chained to a fence in hot weather.I was thinking more like your car battery dies and your phone needs charging. Chuck this on the dash (provided the weather is decent) and it'll give you 5-10 minutes of talk time to explain to someone where you are.

This is a deal website, not a social networking site, if you like it buy it, if you don't then don't, SIMPLES...

I agree

JR Hartley

This is a deal website, not a social networking site, if you like it buy … This is a deal website, not a social networking site, if you like it buy it, if you don't then don't, SIMPLES...

Original Poster

JR Hartley

This is a deal website, not a social networking site, if you like it buy … This is a deal website, not a social networking site, if you like it buy it, if you don't then don't, SIMPLES...


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Too many ego's on here, spoiling it for everyone else, and putting the genuine people off posting deals.

Ive just been away for a week and forgot my charger. A spare phone in the car would have been great. Remember - phone is £4,99 with £7.50 possible cashback. Its a no-brainer for those with some sense,

Remember, the sun doesn't have to be shining for you to charge an item using solar power (despite the name). You can charge just about anything in daylight (whether it's raining or not), but it will be more difficult in the snow...

Social networking site!
Why wasn't I included.
:'(

Stop having fun.Deals are serious business.

Infinite Element

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Brilliant!!

http://img.alibaba.com/photo/251046954/cheap_Samsung_e1170_crest_solar_wholesale_Samsung_crest_solar_mobile_phone_Samsung_E7110_wholesale_cheap_Samsung_cell_phone.jpg

Nice, I can see from that pic that it does have built in solar panels! Anyone know if this can be bought unlocked? Have a friend abroad without electricity at home so this would be handy.

This has clearly grabbed everyone's attention in a way it would not normally.

Why?

As not one post so far has mentioned locked/unlocking!!!

There - spoiled it!

:-)

...or if this particular phone can be unlocked easily?

He had to post it while I was typing - didn't he!!!! :-))))

remember you dont need sun to charge it, so weather isnt a problem just leave it in light. Bought one for car shows and festivals where a little boost of battery a day could mean never needing to charge it at the mains for a long long time.

Original Poster

twinkle


I'm not sure if that picture is genuine. The keypad certainly isn't right.

Ordered one.
At the least after quido it works out at £7.50 total cost.
Will move to dolphin plan, and should get the 150mb Internet for the month, plus 300 texts! Then after the first month use the credit to by unlimited texts for a month and a 100 minutes from orange.

So that will keep me going for 2 months, 300 texts for first, unlimited for second, and 100 minutes for second month!

And all for £7.50, and you still end up with a nice emergency phone!

This is a super hot deal. Who cares if it can or cannot be unlocked! I am sure it can if you take it to your local phone store.

twinkle



looks like its going to suffer from 'death-grip' lol

yep , think it's fake picture.. at least according to the pics here

newmobile.com/uk/…ai/

has anyone received one of these?
phones4u, t-mobile, argos plus loads of other retailers sell this phone and none mention it having a solar panel. some even have a picture of the back of the phone, showing a normal non solar cover.

samsung have the E1107 which have a solar back. which is an older model based on the E1100. could e2save have made a mistake?

plus - the pics in posts #21 #27 & #29 are the E1107

gsmarena.com/sam…php
gsmarena.com/sam…php
Edited by: "pinkllama" 25th Aug 2010

Original Poster

paddy.stone

yep , think it's fake picture.. at least according to the pics … yep , think it's fake picture.. at least according to the pics herehttp://www.newmobile.com/uk/Samsung-E1170-Kai/


http://www.fs-newmobile.com/images/media/samsung/e1170kai/201005_samsung-e1170-back.jpg That's what it should look like. Much more appealing to the eye.

Original Poster

pinkllama

has anyone received one of these?phones4u, t-mobile, argos plus loads of … has anyone received one of these?phones4u, t-mobile, argos plus loads of other retailers sell this phone and none mention it having a solar panel. some even have a picture of the back of the phone, showing a normal non solar cover.samsung have the E1107 which have a solar back. which is an older model based on the E1100. could e2save have made a mistake?


This video shows some guy reviewing it, focusing on the back panel:

youtube.com/wat…zPY

Having said that, I can't see it mentioned here:

uk.babelfish.yahoo.com/tra…ate

So, to summarise: I have no idea.

Looks like a mistake, the Samsung E1107 is solar powered.

to those who have ordered it - what did it say in the confirmation email: E1107 or E1170

It's got a built-in solar panel but I think the capacity is perhaps in micro watt-hour . A review from Gadget News said

"This mobile phone has solar panels that can be charged for extra talk time. This is perfect for emergency situations wherein you do not have access to a power supply to charge your main battery. One hour of leaving the E1170 in direct sunlight provides just for a 10 minute call."

See here,
getele.com/sam…tml

Edited by: "mwaeco" 25th Aug 2010

roof30

Remember, the sun doesn't have to be shining for you to charge an item … Remember, the sun doesn't have to be shining for you to charge an item using solar power (despite the name). You can charge just about anything in daylight (whether it's raining or not), but it will be more difficult in the snow...

Unfortunately if it's anything other than direct sunlight, it will take so long to charge that you might as well be in the dark.

Good idea the solar power for the car phone. hot.

Samsung did make a E1170 for 3rd world markets,so im guessing its genuine.

samsung.com/in/…ews

http://www.samsung.com/in/system/news/content/2009/06/17/13759/1_large_new.jpg

bigjeremy

Samsung did make a E1170 for 3rd world markets,so im guessing its … Samsung did make a E1170 for 3rd world markets,so im guessing its genuine.[url=http://www.samsung.com/in/news/newsRead.do?news_seq=13759&gltype=localnews]http://www.samsung.com/in/news/newsRead.do?news_seq=13759&gltype=localnews[/url]



your picture and link are both for the E1107! not the E1170
they are 2 different phones.
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