Brando, makers of such fine USB powered novelties as the USB Frog Fan, the USB Chocolate bar flash drive, and the ever popular USB Blender/Alarm clock, have introduced a USB device that might actually be err….   useful.

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The USB Solar Charging 4-Port Hub, can be used as a regular USB hub, yes, but it can also be a power source for all your portable gear.  Well at least the gear that charges via USB connector.

The USB Solar Charging Hub has a battery in it so you don’t need to leave you gear int he sun to charge it, simply charge up the hub then plug in your gear to charge off the battery.  A great idea, and it even comes with adapters for phones that don’t charge directly from a USB port.

Now I’m not one to complain about a low price point, however at only $20 for this miracle of pocket sized solar technology, my “You get what you pay for” sensor is going off.   It seems all a little too good to be true.

So I put it to you, $20, is a nice price for a handy little solar charger, would you try it out?

Lenmar PPUS20 PowerPort Solar Charger & External Portable Lithium Ion Battery for Cell Phone/iPhone 3G/MP3/USB Charging Cable/Device Tip Adapters