When I first got a solar charger for my Nokia N95 all those years ago now it seemed that it simply couldn’t sustain the phone’s energy consumption for any decent period of time, but the new JOOS (pronounced ‘juice’) Orange solar charger is planning to change that. The manufacturers of the device are claiming that… Continue reading JOOS Orange Solar Charger Burns the Competition
World’s First Solar iPod Speaker
Hammacher Schlemmer presents the world’s first solar iPod speaker harnessing the power of the sun to listen to your favorite tunes. Your iPod docks into the speaker, drawing power from its rechargeable lithium battery which stores the sun’s energy. The device is ideal for poolside gatherings or boating because it resists splashing water from all… Continue reading World’s First Solar iPod Speaker
Dell’s ‘Solar’ Parking Lot recharges plug-in cars
Dell is one company that is at least trying to tackle the climate problem in whatever capacity they can. For example, here’s what I feel is a great idea: solar cell-lined shaded parking structures. These ‘trees’ not only shade cars from the sun, but also collect and can power electrical outlets in the column, so… Continue reading Dell’s ‘Solar’ Parking Lot recharges plug-in cars
Review: iTech SolarVoice 908 – Solar-Powered Bluetooth Headset
Last year, we reviewed the iTech SolarCharger 906 which we quite liked. Now we have a chance to test out another iTech’s solar-powered products – the SolarVoice 908. Introduction For starters, I was excited to try out a headset that could be solar powered. Living in Southern Cal, I envisioned having a headset that never… Continue reading Review: iTech SolarVoice 908 – Solar-Powered Bluetooth Headset
FreeLoader Portable Solar Charger – Power Your Electronic Gadgets via the Sun
We recently reviewed the iTech SolarCharger 906, and here’s another similar portable solar charger, the FreeLoader. Like the iTech, the FreeLoader can either be charged up via the Sun’s rays or from a more conventional power source. It has a 1000mAh Li-ion battery to hold its charger and comes with 11 adapater tips to supply… Continue reading FreeLoader Portable Solar Charger – Power Your Electronic Gadgets via the Sun
Solar Impulse, solar powered plane performs taxi tests only on solar energy
Wow. A plane that actually runs on solar energy?! The Solar Impulse just did its first taxi tests, all completely on solar power. So far, they were low-speed and not that impressive. What’s impressive is that it was run completely on solar power. This holds great promise for the future.
Review: iTech SolarCharger 906 – portable solar charger
There are numerous portable battery backup solutions out there that come in various sizes, shapes and function. iTech makes one that falls into the ‘green’ category. How? By being rechargeable via solar energy. The SolarCharger 906 is a compact iPhone-sized (approx 4″ x 2.5″ x 0.6″) solar panel that holds 1,260mAh of power. You can… Continue reading Review: iTech SolarCharger 906 – portable solar charger
Solar Vest – Practical Fashion Statement?
Someone here has clearly lost their mind when designing this gizmo – a solar powered vest that charges your gadgets; simply attach your gadgets to the wires in your pockets and you’re good to go! Whilst this does look shockingly unstylish, it is very practical so you might be interested in getting a bit of… Continue reading Solar Vest – Practical Fashion Statement?
Solar Powered Sun Jar
If you’re looking for something to brighten up your dark nights then the solar powered sun jar might just be for you. Throughout the day it charges via light from the sun and when it gets dark it releases its glow out into the night. For the spiritually-minded of you out there you might want… Continue reading Solar Powered Sun Jar
iceTech Solar-3000: Solar Charger for iPhone
The iceTECH Solar-3000 is an iPhone charger than runs on solar energy. Okay, you may be thinking ‘Yeah, yeah; seen it before!’, which you most likely have, but this one actually does the job stylishly, which can’t be said for a lot of the others. Compatible with all iPhone models (and even iPods), you don’t… Continue reading iceTech Solar-3000: Solar Charger for iPhone