Solar Powered Gear

One of the most techie and ecologically friendly ways of powering gadgets is via the the sun. This section of Coolest Gadgets is dedicated to gadgets that get their power from the sun’s rays, be it via solar panels or just simple heating.

 

LunaR is a solar-powered smartwatch

by Edwin

A smartwatch more often than not comes with its very own collection of features apart from simply telling the time. It will, most of the time, be connected to your smartphone via Bluetooth, alerting you of any incoming messages or phone calls so that you know who is contacting you without having to go through the trouble of taking out your smartphone from your pocket. However, smartwatches have far less battery life compared to their standard issue counterparts, for one simple reason: the processor within, screen time, and other chips require plenty of juice compared to just having a few hands ticking away. Why not harness the power of the sun? This is exactly what the deal is with LunaR, a solar-powered smartwatch that has been launched on Kickstarter.

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Casio announces men’s G-Shock G-Steel line of connected watches

by Edwin

gshock-gsteelThe humble watch used to be a tool to tell the time, but over the years, it has ended up as a fashion statement, one that could even cost more than an entire house if it is studded with jewels and other kinds of precious gems. Well, the watch was said to die a slow death with the introduction of smartwatches, but such a prediction has proven to be otherwise. The luxury line of watches continue to sell well regardless of the economic climate among the well-heeled and famous, while the regular watch maintains its market share as smartwatches struggle to break into the mainstream consciousness and being a “must have” item on everyone’s wrists. Casio forges on with its very first connected watches for men, the G-Shock G-Steel line.

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Renogy reveals Lycan Powerbox solar-powered generator

by Edwin

renogy-lycanRenogy is a leading expert when it comes to renewable energy, and this time around, it has announced yet another addition to its stable of products — that is, the Lycan Powerbox. The Lycan Powerbox is different from all other portable power sources that you tend to see appear in the market for one simple reason — this is a solar-powered generator, which means it will harness the power of our solar system’s only star in order to keep it juiced up so that it can power other devices as well. We are looking at a commitment to 100% clean energy as well as zero maintenance, thanks to its interchangeable lithium-iron phosphate battery.

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Tertill is a weed-killing robot

by Edwin

tertillWeeds are the bane of any garden. They are so easy to grow and spread, and are extremely hardy. In fact, weeds are more or less useless, being more of a curse on the ground than anything else. However, just like life, we have to contend with the likes of weeds in order to make sure that anything that is worth attaining such as a good and rich harvest deserves to have hard work put in. If you have a reasonably large yard that you would like to protect against weeds using the natural way, how about considering the Tertill weed-killing robot? This is like a robotic vacuum cleaner, except for the garden.

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The Renogy Phoenix Portable Generator keeps you off the grid

by Caitlyn

Renogy Pheonix

While we like the idea of detaching from the world, there are a lot of gadgets that are just too darn useful to go without. Some of them still need power, but you don’t want to be forced to rely on being near an outlet if you’re trying to live as a hermit out in the woods. The obvious answer would be to rely on solar power, but what if you’re constantly on the move and can’t put solar panels on a roof you don’t have?

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Renogy’s Phoenix is an All-in-One Solar Powered Generator Briefcase

by Edwin

renogyMany of us who are office drones would most probably have a briefcase to work with as well, and this is more often than not reflected in the kind of documents that we bring to and forth from work. Well, while some briefcase designs are different from the rest that tells of your allegiance as to whether you are a Star Wars fan or not, Renogy has something that is very, very different in mind. I am referring to Renogy’s Phoenix, an all-in-one solar powered generator briefcase.

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The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf looks to Zon for mobile device charging

by Edwin

zon-powersolI am quite sure that anyone who has had gourmet coffee would have tried The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf at least once in their life. Starbucks, Gloria Jeans, and Peet’s are also other names that have become household mentions .While the kind of coffee served there might not necessarily be all that great, many people do hang out at their cafes for the simple fact that it is all nicely done up, and is the perfect place to relax and catch up with your family and friends. Most of these venues also come with their own charging points and free Wi-Fi, as some executives do go to such places to do their work. Well, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf rebrand and refresh their premises with ZON and its premier product – the Powersol.

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SolarWindow intends to develop electricity-generating flexible glass

by Edwin

solarwindowSolarWindow Technologies has a name that is pretty easy to reveal its intentions — that is, it has something to do with harnessing the power of the sun in order to generate electricity in the long run. Well, they are the developer of transparent electricity-generating coatings when it comes to glass windows and flexible veneers, and have just announced plans to work on electricity-generating flexible glass. If that were to be realized on a large scale that can be incorporated into building projects all over the world, it would be big news indeed.

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