PALONE Solar Bug Zapper 4500V Electric Zapper Review

A portable bug zapping solution

By Craig Basset, Expert Reviewer for Repellent Guide

published: Aug 28, 2023 | updated: Aug 29, 2023

Ah, the age-old problem of flies. Whether you're docked at the marina, having a barbecue in the backyard, or simply enjoying a quiet afternoon, these pesky intruders always seem to be uninvited guests. Enter the PALONE Solar Bug Zapper. I set out to test its mettle against these irksome insects.

First Impressions: Right out of the box, I was struck by the zapper's sturdy build. Crafted from ABS refractory material, it promised to withstand both fire and water. The 360° open design hinted at all-around protection, an essential for those of us with fly challenges.

Power Dynamics: Three avenues to power this device presented a versatile choice. At the marina, the solar panel was my first pick, ensuring a night-long defense against flies. It's worth noting, however, that while the solar feature is commendable, the charger pad left something to be desired when it came to recharging the lantern sufficiently.

Modes & Efficacy: While the Normal Mode was decent, the Night Mode truly shined in the battle against flies. Daytime performance felt a bit lackluster, with flies seemingly undeterred. But as dusk descended, this zapper became a luminous lighthouse, drawing flies into its electrified embrace.

Safety & Maintenance: A tip of the hat to PALONE for incorporating a 0.19in protective fence. This thoughtful feature ensures the device remains safe for everyone around, including children and expectant mothers. However, while it might be a champion in capturing flies, the cleaning accessory struggled with the smaller remnants. For a $50 device, I'd anticipated a slightly more convenient cleanup.

Final Thoughts: For nighttime fly woes, the PALONE Solar Bug Zapper proves a formidable foe. While it may have its challenges during daylight, its after-dark performance is impressive.

If your evenings are marred by fly invasions, giving the PALONE a spot in your arsenal might just swing the battle in your favor. Just be prepared for some hands-on cleaning now and again!

Ease of use: 8
Value for money: 7
Performance: 7.5
Score: 7.5
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