Researchers at Iowa State University came up with a pretty cool tie. But this is no ordinary tie. It's a Solar Tie, that utilizes photovoltaic textiles in a unique and sensible way. After all, what better way to take advantage of the solar shell pattern than on ties, which are known for their checks and outrageous patterns? It's just makes sense.
IKEA is known for their cheap furniture. And while their products may not be high-end, they get the job done. IKEA can afford to offer furniture so cheaply because they significantly cut costs by flat-packing their products which reduces shipping and storage prices. The only sacrifice is that you have to put the furniture together yourself.
If you're looking for the next generation of PC cooling technology or consumer electronic recharging, you may only have to look so far as a group of researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's Idaho National Laboratory who have developed a flexible solar cell. This cell could be applied to all sorts of electronics to make recharging a snap and cooling devices a breeze.
If you're looking to make your yard look a bit more mystical, or attempting to make it look like that last time you were on all those mystery drugs then pick up a few of these “Magic Mushrooms”. That or you could just screw with your friends that have permanently fried their brain and pretend to not see them.
I have a couple of friends like that, when you invite them over it's a bit like hiring a clown for a child's party. They are there as the entertainment.
Although we would all prefer to pick up an incredibly chic solar bag. One that manages to make the panel flow with the rest of the bag, however, budgets don't always allow for that.
A solar powered sun lounger is one of those ideas that you feel like an idiot for not thinking up yourself. It just seems so obvious, it sits in the sun, you lounge in it. You quite obviously have gadgets, so why not charge them while slowly baking your skin to charred little bits.
Alright so Brando has a slight reputation for creating very odd and not always all that appealing gadgets. Many of them aren't even all that practical, however, this cute little jar would be great for summertime on the deck.
If you're still on the lookout for a solar bag of some sort, this new backpack is perfect for gadget lovers. It features several different pockets that would be great for organizing your smaller gadgets.
When camping one of the main essentials is a water bottle, not many leave without one. So its nice that a company decided to incorporate that with a bit of technology to make an easy portable light.
One might think that a solar briefcase was pretty self explanatory. It's a briefcase, with solar panels, however it is much more complex than that.