The Tishman family does Christmas vacation right—this year it was a trip to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro. And because they're a modern family, they brought the boys, who in turn brought their iPods, cellphones, and BlackBerries. The Times hooked them up with three solar chargers—the Solio Hybrid 1000, the Soldius1, and the Brunton Solo 3.4 panel—and sent them on their way.
They really don't get into a lot of detail, but the Solio Hybrid 1000 was the family's favorite, despite its small panel, because its ability to charge during the day and dispense power at night made it the "most convenient."
With a Little Help From the Sun [NYTimes]