It’s become almost trendy to be green these days. I’m not saying that’s a bad thing, in fact there is little to complain about when it comes to saving the environment. I have to admit that I don’t go as far out of my way as some people to use alternative fuels and conserve energy. Though I did switch all of my monitors out to LCD screens, which we all know use far less power than the old CRTs. I also use rechargeable batteries, rather than throwing out AAs every month or two. If you’re concerned about the energy that’s required to recharge those batteries, then you might look into this solar battery charger.
That’s right, now you can recharge your batteries using only the sun’s rays. As an extra bonus, it has a USB port that will allow you to power other portable devices that draw their juice via USB. The manufacturer doesn’t exactly go into great lengths about how long it actually takes to charge the batteries, but they do note that you can only use their special batteries with the unit. Apparently the batteries get quite hot when sitting out in the sun all day, hooked up to a solar panel. Because of this, normal batteries might just explode. This unit will set you back right around $54.