Scosche’s new Bluetooth phone speaker has been dubbed solCHAT. Its lithium-ion battery recharges with a solar panel. The 3 button device also has integrated voice technology to identify incoming names and numbers and can talk the user through the set-up. When a phone is out of range, the eco-friendly solChat powers down and reconnects when in range. The speaker comes with a USB cable, car adapter, windshield suction cup and sun visor clip at a price of $99.99.
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LG displayed an eco-friendly cell phone at the 2009 Mobile World Congress this week with a solar panel that had been built in to the back cover. Only needing natural light, if given 10 minutes of direct sunlight, the user can make a 3 minute call. The best part of the gadget is that it can be put on any LG phone. The company also has redesigned their packaging with recycled paper for the box and printed material.
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Thanko’s MP4 player comes with a green bonus. A detachable solar panel will keep the entertainment coming, at least as long as the sun shines. One hour of charge will give you 15 minutes of video. In case of a cloudy day, use its USB connection to charge for about 5 hours. The 4GB player has a 220 × 176 pixels LCD screen, SD card support, built-in FM radio, mono speaker, voice recording, and a couple of games. Thanko’s offering carries a price of ¥9,980 ($96.00.)
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Teach your kidlets early how to save the environment with this Solar Car. Made in Switzerland (duh,) it is handmade of wood, has plexiglass wheels with rubber covers, steel axles, and a solar panel to replace fuel. At a size of 3.25 x 3.25 x 6.25-inches, the mini-vehicle will keep going as long as the sun is out or until the child is smart enough to stop pushing it along. The toy is available for $125.00.
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