It only took few years and a few fascinating if controversial breakthroughs in solar power. Now, thanks to designer Vivien Muller, you can finally have a decorative-houseplant-cum-solar charger for your iPhone right on your desk. Just give it plenty of light.
The Electree was originally a concept debuted by Muller a few years back, and we've wanted it ever since. A few of you even recalled it after 13-year-old Aidan Dwyer's solar power design got international attention in July. Now we've come full circle. After bathing in the sun's light for about a day and a half, the tree's 27 solar panel "leaves" will have more than enough power to charge your phone.