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Solar-Powered Lounge Chairs: You Chill While Your Gadgets Recharge

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Chilling in the yard while your gadgets are recharging sounds like a good way to spend the summer. That’s why I like these new chairs called SOFT Rockers. They have a 35-watt solar panel that charges a built-in battery which will juice up your gadgets.

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You can access the power via the built-in USB ports. The power can be used to light-up the inside of the chair, to give you light while you are reading or browsing when the sun goes down. Created by architecture professor Sheila Kennedy and a team of students at MIT, the SOFT Rocker can also capture the kinetic energy from your rocking motions, to add even more power to the chair.

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The SOFT Rockers can be found at Killian Court, at MIT until the end of the week if you want to try them out.

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[Arts at MIT via DVice]



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