Summer Tech 2012: Best solar powered gadgets
23rd May 2012 | 15:36
If you like your audio tech with serious eco-friendly credentials, Rukus has come up with this wireless streaming set-up that charges up using a 40-inch monocrystal solar panel so you can listen to your tunes all day. Connecting to your device via Bluetooth, the E-ink display means you can preserve that sun-soaking battery life.
For night time typists, Logitech has packed solar cells into its latest new iPad case to give the built-in Bluetooth keyboard a battery life of up to two years after a full charge. Soaking in light whether indoors or outdoors, it also has an instant On/Off function to wake up your iPad when you unearth it from its sleepy slumber, and can be used as a multi-view stand to enjoy the Retina Display from multiple angles.
Price: £119 I Link:Logitech
Harness the power of Mother Nature with a guaranteed 3 months of reading coming from the sun with the Kindle cover that is form-fitted with a solar panel discreetly tucked inside the casing. The panel can be used to power the reading light stashed within the case or even to charge the Kindle 4 or Kindle Touch itself, via micro USB.
Plants do nothing for us but reduce greenhouse gases. The Petal Solar Light is a stylish alternative to actually keeping plants, and helpfully lights up the room too. It charges up during the sunshine time and when the night comes it'll illuminate any impromptu garden situated soiree. Do not water. Ever.
Price: £9 I Link: mohzy.com