The solar-powered toy monkey is meant to help children “appreciate the power of alternative energy.” It comes in a kit that customers have to assemble, so it can also be a fun way for you and your kids to bond.
Once you’re done assembling, expose the monkey to sunlight and watch it move. Of course if you set it up on a string then it’s going to be more monkey-like, but if your children are used to conventional portable devices, then they’ll probably be amazed that the monkey can move even without batteries.
I wish there was a whole range of little toys and other trinkets that could be powered by the monkey’s solar cell; that way even if your kids get tired of the monkey, they can still re-attach the solar cell to other toys.
You can get the solar-powered toy monkey at Select Solar for £14.19 (appx. $20.42 USD).
[via 7 Gadgets]