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.

 

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

by Edwin

Many 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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This Solar and Hand Cranking Pocket Emergency Light is a keychain worth having

by Caitlyn

Solar and Handcrank Emergency light

It’s not that we don’t want to keep functional keychains on our person at all times, but when there aren’t pressing matters to deal with, it’s not at the forefront of our minds. You really can’t know when you’re going to be somewhere that needs light, fire, power, or any other sort of emergency aid. That being said, it would be a bit of a burden to carry every possible precaution with you in a backpack all day every day.

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PowerFilm wants to roll out the LightSaver Max portable solar charger

by Edwin

lightsaver-maxThe modern day road warrior does bring with him or her a fair number of gadgets and mobile devices, all in the name of being connected to the rest of the world, not to mention ready to meet any kind of unforeseen circumstances with a technological solution at hand. Well, one thing is for sure — as the sheer amount of functionality increases with each of these new generation devices, the battery life will also need to be improved in order to keep up with the additional workload, so to speak. However, there are moments when there is no available power outlet to juice up tired devices, what are you to do then? A solar charger of sorts would definitely come in handy, and this is the exact solution that PowerFilm has come up with, in the form of the LightSaver Max portable solar charger.

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FlipFlic will control how much natural light is in your room

by Caitlyn

FlipFlic

Do you have blinds, and keep forgetting to invest in blackout curtains so you don’t have to deal with any light in the morning? If this is you, then you have probably dealt with that delightful wakeup call of the sun rising through open blinds that you forgot to close the night before. If you know that you’re notorious for leaving the blinds open, it might be time to take action to fix it. Or you can get a robot to do it for you, either one.

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The Suaoki Solar Clover Lantern unfolds to be bright at night

by Caitlyn

Suaoki Collapsible Solar Lantern

The month of May signifies different things to different people. Having graduated last year, I understand it means final exams, projects, and thesis papers to many, but in the very least it promises a few months of freedom before repeating the cycle. This year I’ve discovered it just means warmer weather that makes me care about leaving my home after work. Regardless of what it means to you, being outside will soon be something we’ll actually want to try without snow coming in to ruin it!

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GCell delivers the G100 Indoor Solar Beacon

by Edwin

gcell-solar-beaconSolar power is extremely useful when it comes to keeping things up and running without missing a beat, but the efficiency of solar cells is something that still needs to be worked upon. GCell has taken a step forward in the right direction by announcing its entry into the iBeacon hardware market thanks to the spanking new G100 Indoor Solar Beacon. The G100 Indoor Solar Beacon is touted to be the first energy harvesting iBeacon in the world that boasts of a renewable energy supply as well as a 100-millisecond advertising rate as default.

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