I didn’t think that anything could accurately emulate theSsun, but that didn’t stop Rafael Lozano-Hemmer from trying, as he used 60,000 LEDs to recreate some solar magic – albeit without the intense light and heat of the actual Sun.
Signal Snowboards has invented one of the most fun ways to charge a gadget: juicing up while snowboarding. The company made a one-of-a-kind snowboard that’s topped with solar panels (and most likely a battery), letting it act as a solar charger even while being used.
If you’re on the go a lot, you know it’s hard to keep your gadgets charged up, especially if you use them frequently. Anyone who owns a 4G smartphone knows that if you surf the web, make a few phone calls, and update your Facebook page, you’re lucky if your device can last half a day.
Looking for a solar charger for your gadgets, but want something other than a black box with a solar panel glued to it? Then Check out XD Design’s latest creation – the Solar Sunflower, a gadget charger perfect for those with or without a green thumb.
Sometimes, looks matter. Don’t get me wrong, because functionality should always be the main concern. But when that part’s done and over with, aesthetics also play a role in how it impacts people’s lives.
I’ve been telling my kids for a week now that last night we were going watch Venus creep across the face of the Sun. Naturally, when the time came, it was cloudy and we couldn’t see the sun much less get a glimpse of the last transit of Venus for the next 100 years.
If you’re like me, you probably tend to use all of your OS X and iOS devices simultaneously, which is one reason why I like the Logitech Wireless Keyboard K760. It doesn’t have a numeric keypad, but this single keyboard will work with all of your devices.
While my iPad rarely runs out of juice, it’s becoming more of a problem for my iPhone. Nevertheless, if your iPad seems to suck on a lot of power, then check out the Kudocase, which is a solar-charging face and stand for iPad 2, as well as the new 3rd generation iPad.
The Turanor PlanetSolar is now the first completely solar-powered boat to complete the circumnavigation of the globe. The solar powered catamaran set sail from the port 19 months ago and is the world’s largest solar powered boat.
I have the original Logitech Keyboard Case at home, but I have to admit that it’s slightly too bulky to lug around everywhere. Logitech has upped the ante with their new Solar Keyboard Folio, which looks even thinner.
NASA always has an eye on the Sun and other parts of the solar system just in case something cool happens. Turns out that NASA caught a very cool phenomenon back in September of 2011. The space agency recorded a video of that appears to be a gigantic solar tornado using the Solar Dynamics Observatory.
This new lamp was created by the Belgian designer Alain Gilles for O’Sun, and it was specifically made to address the needs of families living in parts of the world that don’t have access to electricity.
We here at Technabob have a thing for cool digital watches, and here’s another to add to our collection. The o.d.m. Sunstitch watch is solar-powered and features a display that is reminiscent of the shadow of a sundial.
If you tend to lead a life that exposes your phone to a lot of hazards, like rock-climbing, snowboarding, or crocodiles, then you’ll no doubt appreciate the Aqua Tek S case from Snow Lizard, which hopes to get funded via Kickstarter.
Solar energy can be considered “green” energy in the sense that it’s readily available and that it doesn’t release pollutants to be generated. Solar cells and batteries aren’t exactly new technology. There are already a lot of released products and gadgets where the sun is their major (and sometimes, only) power source.