In the present day, man’s life is ever so dependent on hi-tech devices. No man can be seen walking on the road without either a laptop or a tablet computer or at least a smartphone. But all these devices mean that much of charging. It will definitely be a real challenge to keep all these gadgets charged while you are on the go. That is where solar tech becomes very important. There are a set of cool devices out there that will keep your gadgets charged with clean and green energy from the sun. From solar iPhone cases to hi-fi audio systems powered by the sun, these gadgets are surely going to charge many people’s lives.
One of the many most essential items in any household is a flashlight. But the type of flashlight that you will see in many homes will be that which relies on disposable batteries that can lose their charge when you need them the most.
But this new flashlight will light your way at any time. The BoGoLight, which is available with a price tag of $59, comes equipped with 9 powerful, energy-efficient LEDs and an integrated solar panel that can charge them anywhere there is sunlight.
And one of the great things is that, whenever you buy one of the flashlights the company will donate a flashlight to a charitable organization that helps people in need.
Eton Mobius Solar iPhone 4 Case
A smartphone is one of the coolest devices available nowadays. These gadgets entertain you, help you in a lot of situations and make your life a whole lot simpler. But the problem is that, the large screens and sophisticated components won’t let your battery charge last for too long.
That is where Eton’s brand new Mobius solar charging case comes in handy. This new case straps a streamlined set of solar panels to the back of your iPhone 4. You will get 25 minutes of talk time after an hour of charging in the sun.
It can be yours for $78 and it is available on Amazon.
Solar bags are a great help for keeping gadgets charged while on the go. But there is a problem. You are limited to use one satchel for all of your gadget charging and carrying needs.
The Voltaic Fuse is what you need. It is a modular charging solution that comes equipped with a waterproof 4 Watt photovoltaic panel and a set of straps that can easily be attached to virtually any surface. It costs $129.
Electree Solar Charger
This beautifully designed Electree solar charger was created by French designer Vivien Muller. The charger has the form of a bonsai tree, and it features 27 leaves that are actually mini solar panels.
It will be perfect for charging all of your favorite gadgets and it is available with a price tag of $410 from Ulule.
Logitech Solar Powered Keyboard
Wireless keyboards are a great help for those who want to stay away from the desk while computing. The only annoying thing is to keep them charged constantly.
This new solar powered keyboard from Logitech will be a great help. The keyboard comes with a 1/3-inch-thick enclosure with two sets of solar panels that harness electricity from indoor and outdoor light.
One of the best things is that it can last for 3 months on a full charge. It costs $72 and is available from Logitech.
Sundolier Daylighting Robot
The Sundolier robot, which is available from Sunflower Corporation, will help you eliminate the need for artificial lighting during the day. It helps to pump sunlight indoors.
The robot uses two giant reflectors to concentrate sunlight indoors via a two-foot tube that ends in a “sun chandelier”.
Biblio Leaf Solar E-Reader
The e-readers that are available on the market nowadays are capable of putting millions of pages worth of information in the palm of your hand. But they too can run out of charge. And it can happen anytime, even when you will be reading the last page of your next novel.
But we don’t have to worry all thanks to Toshiba. It has unveiled the Biblio Leaf which is a next-gen E-reader with enough battery juice to power through 7,500 pages. And best of all it comes with a photovoltaic solar panel which will allow you to read many more pages.
Soulra Solar Audio System
Etón’s new Soulra system is not just an ordinary solar audio system. The system includes a docking station for your iPhone or iPod. That is cool. But another great thing about it is that it will help you protect all your gadgets by enclosing them inside a splash-proof enclosure.
The system, which will definitely be perfect for the kitchen or the poolside, costs $139 and is available from Amazon.
Solarball Water Purifier
The Solarball, which has been designed by Jon Liow, is an amazing solar water purifier. It can help produce three quarts of clean drinking water every day.
All you have to do is fill it up and keep it out in the sun. The sun heats up the dirty water which evaporates and passes through a membrane to produce clean and drinkable condensation.
The design helped Liow to be a finalist in the 2011 Dyson Awards.
Global Sun Oven
The sun can power your gadgets, light your home, and let’s not forget that it can help you cook as well. Now, we have seen a lot of solar cookers out there. But the Global Sun Oven is better.
The Oven is amazing when it comes to durability and it comes with a powerful heating system. It comes with a set of rust-proof, highly polished aluminum reflectors which helps to focus sunlight upon food. It is capable of cooking at temperatures between 360-400 degrees Fahrenheit.
It is available from Solar Home.org for $239.
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