Finally! A Solar Tree That Can Charge Your iPhone

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. » 9/19/11 3:20pm 9/19/11 3:20pm

Photosynthesis Solar Tree Concept Is the World's Best Looking Solar…

Great concept from designer Vivien Muller » 8/28/08 12:50pm 8/28/08 12:50pm for a modular, Lego-like little bonsai tree with 54 mini photovoltaic panels as leaves to soak up juice from the sun and charge your gadgets. Adapters get tucked away beneath a nice little tray, and your gadgets lay on top, basking in the shade. Vivien can you make this,…

Brando's Jaw-Tastic Solar Charger Will Power All Your Gizmos

This mashup from Brando takes some of Thanko's electric vampire universal charger idea and the "survival" solar charger and mixes them into one multi-purpose device. Its adjustable contact teeth mean its jaw can grab onto and charge a wide range of batteries, it's got a set of adaptors to suit different cellphones and… » 4/16/08 6:30am 4/16/08 6:30am

Solar Powered Music, Fake Detection and Flashlight in One

I love this weird combo, multi-tool gadget: it's a mashup between the Solar Phone Charger and the great 5-in-1 Pen. It's got a solar cell to top up your gadgets with juice (USB connector, or cellphone adaptors), a UV note-checker, LED flashlight and, best of all, an FM radio. Why not an MP3 player? Where's the tool for … » 3/28/08 7:09am 3/28/08 7:09am