A passing cloud can make the sun's rays a little more bearable on a hot summer afternoon. Which is presumably what inspired the Netherlands' Studio Toer to create this cloud-shaped parasol that automatically inflates whenever the sun is shining, providing some much-needed shade without you having to get off your comfy…
Hey you, Apple user. Have you been waiting—and waiting and waiting—for Apple to make some face-melting upgrades to the MacBook instead of just bumping the specs every few months? Well, this is it. Maybe. With a capital "M."
On those frequent days when you just don't feel like working, there's nothing like a fun desk toy to wile away the hours. And if you're tired of your Newton's Cradle, and don't want to draw attention to yourself with a office-wide Nerf war, check out the solar-powered Zendulum. Like a Newton's Cradle its hypnotic…
What this $200, three-megapixel digital camera lacks in features, functionality, and image quality; it more than makes up for in battery life. Because in theory, as long as you've got sunlight or at least one arm, you can keep it powered indefinitely.
At one time a toothbrush was your only travel necessity, but these days a backup battery is just as important. And A-Solar has managed to keep their new Power Dock remarkably small and travel-friendly, while still incorporating a solar panel.
If you had a cup of coffee, or glass of water this morning, consider yourself lucky. One in eight people on this planet have limited or no access to clean drinking water. In rural India an organization known as Piramal Water Private Limited hopes to bring that number down with a solar-powered ATM that dispenses clean…
Know why I love living in California? The. Beach. However! There aren't many plugs out there. That's where the Eton Soulra XL iPhone/iPod speaker dock can come in.
The Eton Mobius is more than an iPhone case. It's also a battery pack with an 1800mAh battery that can double your battery life, and a solar charger that gives you 20 minutes of talk time per sun hour. [Geeky Gadgets]
There were cries of "impossible!" over Philips' solar-powered remote last week, and I'm sure even more people will be scratching their heads over Logitech's solar keyboard too—even though it can work for 3 months in total darkness.
Fair enough, if your lounge is continually cloaked in darkness only heavy curtains and a thirst for home cinema can provide. But most lounges should have enough natural light to charge a solar TV remote, like this stylish Philips number.
Some think that this—the PlanetSolar—is the sort of boat Kevin Costner should have had in Waterworld, but all I'm really contemplating is hopping on board for her first journey around the world in 2011.
There's been talk of sportswear company PUMA going into the cellphone business and—based on the teaser website just launched—it looks like we'll really be seeing a solar-powered, super-sporty cellphone soon. For now we just have a blurry picture.
Lexon recently announced a new line of sustainably powered gadgets that are decidedly down to Earth. That is, they're made from bamboo and maize bio-plastics. And let me tell you, corn has never looked better.
If you're dreading that annual family camping trip because you need to know the score—or if you just want to have a disco party where there are no electrical outlets—the Kikkerland AM/FM radio is for you.
Yes, yes...we have heard plenty of complaints about iPhone 3G battery life, and there are already several solutions like battery packs and rechargeable hip holsters hitting the market. However, the new case from Mobile Fun has one advantage over all of these other devices-it can be charged by the sun.
As part of Sharp's recent efforts to shove itself to the forefront of solar innovation, the company is showcasing a prototype of a 26-inch LCD Aquos TV that can be powered entirely by the sun. Now even the 1.6 billion people on earth without electricity won't have an excuse to miss the next season of Lost.
A non-USB product from Brando, and one that's surprisingly cute? Good grief, I nearly fell off my keyboard. These Firefly jars are solar-powered, charging up during the day and adding a simulated bioluminescent insect-ass glow to wherever you pop them at night. The kitchen worktop, perhaps—perfect for lighting your…
Santa Monica has delivered a bright and shiny upgrade to its Pacific Ferris Wheel, dismantling the old one to make way for a new behemoth that boasts 160,000 LED lights. The 90-foot ride, manufactured by Chance Morgan Rides, delivers visual performances every night and cost the city $1.5 million. Thanks to solar…