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Solar Charging USB Hub is portable way to power gadgets

USB hubs are super practical and a great way to ensure all your gizmos have a place to plug in. However, what if you’re out and about and need to power up multiple gadgets? That’s where the Solar Charging USB Hub comes into play.

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Q-SOUND Bluetooth headphones are solar-powered

Q-SOUND Bluetooth headphones are solar-powered

Anything that can help you save energy or protect the environment is bound to do pretty well these days with so many people's minds on being green. But the new Q-SOUND headphones are just plain practical in that they are solar-powered.

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iUnika GYY netbook is solar powered

iUnika GYY netbook is solar powered

Well, you don't see this everyday. The iUnika GYY is a very environmentally-friendly netbook that is actually powered by solar energy. This definitely makes it stand out from the pack and the netbook itself is lightweight weighing only 700grams.

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SlashGear Week in Review – Week 15 2009

We’ve been busy here at SlashGear getting reviews of some exciting new products for you, as well as covering all of the crazy Palm Pre, iPhone, Apple and BlackBerry rumors for you. If you missed anything last week, here’s your chance to catch up on the important stuff.

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V-Dimension Helius Solar Backpack Review

V-Dimension Helius Solar Backpack Review

Considering how hungry today's gadgets are for power, it's no surprise most geeks break out into a cold sweat when they're away from a mains socket. V-Dimension aims to change all that, with their Helius solar-powered backpack: they claim its integrated battery is good enough to keep even the most avid iPhone 3G user juiced-up.

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Solar-powered Nintendo DS lets you throw away your charger

Solar-powered Nintendo DS lets you throw away your charger

Take one Nintendo DS, a handful of solar panels, some spare time and this Instructable, and you could end up with this: a solar-powered DS that you never have to plug into the mains again.  By strapping four 60 x 60mm panels - each capable of a maximum 3 volts at 40 ma power output - to the top and bottom outside casings of the DS, you can actually create a trickle-charger potent enough to avoid ever needing mains power.

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Amazing solar powered New American Home

Amazing solar powered New American Home

While most of us were in Vegas coving the CES floor of events the guys over at DVICE were away from the strip checking out the New American Home. This new age home was built with help from a few select tech companies, the most notable being Microsoft.

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CES 2000: LG HFB-500 Solar Bluetooth Speakerphone hands-on

CES 2000: LG HFB-500 Solar Bluetooth Speakerphone hands-on

As well as LG's new plasma and LCD TV ranges, SlashGear had the chance to spend some hands-on time with the LG HFB-500 solar-powered Bluetooth car-kit speakerphone at CES 2009 this morning.  The compact device can be recharged either by a standard AC connection - with an in-car adapter provided - or by leaving it on the dashboard to soak up the sun. 

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Solar-cell powered home appliances gets DC supply

Solar-cell powered home appliances gets DC supply

While solar powered home appliances are still far from reach for many of us, Scientists have been step ahead, cracking codes to improve solar cell’s power efficient and its environmental concern. Current solar-powered home appliances require extra step of energy conversion to generate supply power, about 20% of the energy is wasted during the process despite having a 90% conversion rate.  A Japanese research group has figured out an alternate way to spare the extra step.

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Infinite Energy sunglasses use solar power to charge your devices

Infinite Energy sunglasses use solar power to charge your devices

It seems today you can get just about anything in a solar powered version. Items you would not normally think of as a device that is capable of running on solar power such as headphones, 52-inch HDTV and persona media players (PMP). This next gadget takes going green a step further.

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Nikko domestic wind turbine promised by end of 2009

Nikko domestic wind turbine promised by end of 2009

We're still waiting for a truly compact, domestic wind turbine in the manner of the Philippe Starck Democratic Ecology, but Japanese housing and environmental equipment manufacturer Nikko is promising something that sounds pretty close in 2009 [subscription required].  Expected to hit the market by October, the new wind turbine will measures roughly two meters in diameter and be priced at between $5,600 and $6,700.

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Tradition meets Technology : Sony prototypes solar powered lantern

Not your usual solar-power lighting devices that can charge in the day and twinkle at night; Sony mixes tradition with high tech craftsmanship, transforms low cost dye-sensitized solar cells into uniquely floral patterns, embedded on the lamp’s lateral shape panels that can generate energy by itself then power another miniature bulb that projects the beam-pattern depicted by the colors of cells on the panels.

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