Powerbrella to Bridge the Gap Between Nerds and Sunlight

Now that it's summer, us cold-weather-city types want to spend every possible waking moment outdoors. But that separation from technology is sometimes just too hard to bear, which is where the Powerbrella comes in. Its solar panels keep your gadgets charged and ready to go.

The recyclable Powerbrella features solar panels on the top of the umbrella and outlets on the bottom to gather that beautiful sun and use it to power your gear. We're not really sure how much juice it could really provide, but it should definitely be enough to power, say, an iPod speaker dock. It's a great idea and one we'd totally use. [via Treehugger]