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Solar Vox is a Portable Solar-Powered Charger Looking for Funding

Solar Vox is a Portable Solar-Powered Charger Looking for Funding

For a concept design to become real, and find its way into consumers all over the world, it needs money. That's where Kickstarter comes in. A service designed to help creators find the means to get their ideas off the ground, and hopefully onto shelves where people can actually buy them. We've seen an iPod Nano watch hit the big time thanks to Kickstarter, and now a solar-powered portable gadget charger is looking for some funding. Designed by Eric Strebel, it's a simple device with a lot of potential.

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ZTE Corporation’s Double Smartphone Wins Red Dot Concept Design Award

ZTE Corporation’s Double Smartphone Wins Red Dot Concept Design Award

As far as concepts for cellphones and smartphones go, they can be pretty creative. As most concepts are, truth be told. But usually, they tend to have a few features in there that we'd love to see in our actual pocketable devices. For example, ZTE Corporation's concept design for the Double smartphone, which has the same features that plenty of today's favorite designs have, but also throws in plenty of interesting aspects that would probably be great additions for our smartphones of the future.

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Oriental Hornet is Actually Solar Powered

Oriental Hornet is Actually Solar Powered

Solar power is a hot topic for those who want to be eco-friendly. Or, for those who just want to find ways to save on energy bills. But, it looks like insects in the animal kingdom know how to take advantage of the sun in a more direct way, too. It's been recently discovered that the Oriental Hornet, which features an iconic yellow strip around the hornet's abdomen, is actually solar powered.

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TÛRANOR PlanetSolar is World’s Largest Solar Powered Boat

TÛRANOR PlanetSolar is World’s Largest Solar Powered Boat

When you're aiming to break records, there's no reason to just aim for one, when you knock a couple of them down in one try. That's what the owner of the TÛRANOR PlanetSolar, the world's largest solar powered boat, is trying to do. He's already got the record for the world's largest solar powered boat, and now he is aiming to be the first person to sail around the globe without using any fossil fuels at all.

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Day Shade Night Light Solar Powered Patio Umbrella Conceptualized

Day Shade Night Light Solar Powered Patio Umbrella Conceptualized

It used to be that people didn't mind having all sorts of items lying around them, whether it was on their desk, or their table. But, in today's world, bringing together multiple pieces of technology, and creating one ultimate gadget is the focus, and that's why this patio umbrella just makes sense. After all, why wouldn't you want to combine your umbrella with a light?

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AUO demo touchscreen solar laptop keyboard & tablet/notebook glasses-free 3D panels

AUO demo touchscreen solar laptop keyboard & tablet/notebook glasses-free 3D panels

Logitech were pretty proud of their K750 wireless solar keyboard, but AU Optronics is planning to best them at the upcoming FPD International expo with a 14-inch solar-powered touch keyboard solution for notebooks.  Basically a touchscreen display for a virtual keyboard, integrated into a solar panel, the new tech will go on show alongside AUO's new 10.1- and 15.6-inch glasses-free 3D panels.

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Bike Arc’s Car Arc Solar Powered Car Port Keeps Your Electric Cars and Bikes Charged

Bike Arc’s Car Arc Solar Powered Car Port Keeps Your Electric Cars and Bikes Charged

While other car manufacturers out there find ways to make electric cars lighter, along with new ways to implement the battery within them, there's still the issue of keeping them charged now. For Bike Arc, which has made a name for itself by making new ways to stay eco-friendly, keeping your electric car charged is an easy thing to do thanks to their brand new Car Arc solar powered car port.

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Ecoball Portable Speakers Offer Solar Powered Built-In Battery

Ecoball Portable Speakers Offer Solar Powered Built-In Battery

Battery life is a cruel mistress. Some of our favorite gadgets offer up a battery life that is respectable, and that we don't necessarily have to worry about if we were to, you know, go outside. But others just don't. And that's why charging them while we're on the go is essential for some people. That's where solar power excels, as it gives us the ability to charge some of our gadgets by utilizing the power of the sun. And that's one of the main points of the Ecoball project.

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World’s first directly solar powered air conditioning system unveiled in China

World’s first directly solar powered air conditioning system unveiled in China

In many southern states like Texas, we have the opposite problem that folks in northern states with respect to keeping our homes at a tolerable temperature. In the summer the heat reaches such high temperatures that, a home without air conditioning can literally kill people. In the north, the cold winters can kill. In Texas, the cost of running an AC system in the hot months of the summer can run hundreds of dollars for cooling alone.

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