First Solar Powered iPod Speaker
Hammacher is all about being first when it comes to rolling out some rather quirky household items, and this time round we have the First Solar Powered iPod Speaker. Hopefully they’re right, cause we have a niggling feeling that some factory from China has already come up with something similar for the local market in that part of the world. Still, this model enables you to enjoy your favorite tunes when outdoors, relying on the power of the sun to keep it going. You can dock your iPod into the speaker for it to juice itself up. Whenever the panel is closed, it will automatically transform into a device that boasts IPX-4 waterproof rating, resisting splashing water from all angles. Other features include a rugged, rubberized and aluminum body, a couple of 5-watt, full-range speakers for crisp highs, balanced mid-ranges, and resounding, bass-boosted lows. It takes up to 3 hours of solar charging for one hour of use – diminishing returns in some sense, but at least it helps keep the earth green. The First Solar Powered iPod Speaker is going for $199.95 a pop.