November 5, 2012
Make your own Solar Oven with this kit that, when constructed, can heat water or melt chocolate to make fondue. Recommended for kids aged eight all the way up to adult, the 3.25 x 8.5" cooker has fourteen interlocking pieces. This would be great for camping or a trip to the beach.
Via Solar Power Kits
September 24, 2012
This Solar Fan can be set down or window-mounted for usage in a room, cabin, RV or other small area that tends to overheat. The 5.5 x 5.5" black device promises slow circulation and easy set up. Adjustable to face the sun, the panel can be removed on cloudy days. Although it cannot store power to be used at night, the fan works best in desert areas, while camping or in small spaces.
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June 18, 2012
Etón Rukus' Portable Bluetooth Sound System features a 40" sq. high-efficiency monocrystal solar panel and a Li-ion battery, perfect for travelers, campers or picnickers. With an e-ink display, it has a convenient USB port for mobile device charging and playing. Two wireless 14W speakers have 2 1/4"-diameter drivers and bass boost. It takes 6 hours to fully charge by sun for 8 hours of play. Available in black, green or white, the system comes with an AC adapter. Purchase now and you get 3 months of free tunes from the subscription service MOG.
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June 4, 2012
Bondidea has devised a Solar Wireless Mouse that is compatible with PC, Mac and Linux. At a maximum of 1600 DPI, you get high-res operation that may take some time to master so fortunately it is adjustable. It comes with a wireless USB dongle and can run on a single battery if your computer usage tends to be more in the dark than in sunshine filled rooms. The Bondidea Mouse carries a $36 MSRP.
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April 2, 2012
Easter is coming up April 8 and instead of the usual plushies and chocolate eggs, how about a Bobblehead Bunny? Good for sunny windowsills , he will shake his paws and move his head when hit by the sun. This 4-pack contains 2 4.5" blue bunnies and 2 pink ones.
If you want a chorus to go with your bunny, these 4" Dancing Chicks come in a 3-pack. They flap their wings and move their heads in that avian kind of way.
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January 16, 2012
One of the standouts of the last week's CES 2012 was the SolarKindle, winner of the Innovation Award. SolarFocus' flexible leather e-book cover has a solar panel built into the cover and a built-in LED reading lamp that is good for up to 50 hours after a full charge. It also features a dual-charging USB/solar battery that, under normal sunlight, will produce about 3 months of Kindle 4 usage when unplugged. When on the go, one hour of sun produces 3 days of reading.
January 2, 2012
Place this Solar Kitty Bobblehead on your desk or car back window and we promise it will either amuse you entirely or drive you crazy. At a size of 4 x 4.5", the front solar panel collects its energy.
There is also a Solar Bunny available for those who are early Easter shopping. Hit the link for even more cutesy solar bobbleheads.
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December 12, 2011
There will be no more batteries to hassle with once you get this Casio Ana-Digi Solar Sport Watch. It features dual time, power saving function, 12 and 24 hour formats, stopwatch, alarm, auto LED light and low battery warning. The timepiece is water resistant up to 165 feet and a men's version is also available.
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November 28, 2011
We don't know why we like the idea of a 50 foot airborne Solar Bag, we guess it may have something to do with our inability to fly an ordinary kite. Whatever the reason, you can get your very own, wait for a sunny day, fill it up, tie the ends and the solar beast will rise within 5 minutes. It is also possible to cut it down and make several smaller bags.
Via Solar Bags
October 3, 2011
After several years of working on her pet project, French designer Vivien Muller has perfected her Electree with 27 solar panels for charging electronic devices. Energy is stored in a battery in the base and once it reaches full charge it feeds through a USB port. Photosynthesis is the inspiration behind the solar bonsai tree that comes with a $370.00 price tag.
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September 12, 2011
Last year, Miele produced a SmartGrid-ready washer and dryer. These clever appliances could connect online to determine when the rates are cheapest to turn on after getting a preset time period. So how does the company top that? They come up with what they call the planet's first solar dryer. Teaming with solar tech company Sovis, the dryer gets its juice from rooftop collectors, which transfer to a storage tank. After being piped into the appliance, the cool air returns to the tank to be reheated.
The tank itself can be heated by other sources and can be used to supply hot water to other appliances. Miele says the dryer, which was introduced at this year's IFA in Berlin, will be public-ready next year. Until that time, we will have to be content to use that other solar dryer, the clothesline.
June 13, 2011
DIFFUS has introduced a Solar Handbag that is as much about fashion as function. The solar panels charge the bag's battery as well as a mobile devices carried in it. The company describes their product this way:
"The shape of the bag resembles the story between the relationship between the sun and moon - between light source and enlightened. Therefore the shape mimics an eclipse where the moon - the enlightened - interfere or interact with the sun - the light source. The surface is embroidered with an integrated combination of normal embroidery and conductive embroidery that is able to convey the energy harvested for the solar sequins to the rechargeable battery."
We posted this because in this day and age of just getting along, there are still companies that try to go beyond the mundane. This really translates into paying bigger bucks for designer products, but hey, whatever floats your boat.
May 2, 2011
BTX has created a solar-powered drapery system that will fit nicely in to any solar-powered domicile. Completely plug and play, the Tumo Excel Eco-line can handle up to 44 lbs. with its motor and you can also use it manually on gloomy days. Each comes with switch, RF remote and network control to make it super simplified. Contact BTX for price and availability.
March 21, 2011
For secret Gargoyle fans (we know who you are,) there is now one that operates on solar power, combining the evil with the good. The faux stone statue guards your homestead silently by day and his eyes light up at night. The creature stands 10.5" high, has an on/off switch, is made of polyresin and comes with one rechargeable AA battery.