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Wearable Solar Power

The northern hemisphere enjoys currently a lot of sunny hours and days, after all it is summer time. Sunlight we could put to good use for our power hungry gadgets. Incorporating sunshine harvesting solar cells has been around since the early days of talk2myShirt. First integration of solar cells came up in bags and later…

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Fashionable Solar Handbag by Diffus

Let’s start this week energetic with another story on wearable (solar) power after pointing to the latest high-tech research at MIT in the wearable solar power field last Friday and the amazing Diode-solar-cell by Meg Grant. Diffus, a Danish design company who’s work connects culture, aesthetic and technology has designed a gorgeous looking Solar Handbag….

SunnyBag – chic solar power for the Business Pro

Sunnybag is a new line of exclusive shoulder bags with integrated, flexible solar panels made by Austrian company Ponsold. The first model available is the ‘Business Pro‘, made of finest dark brown cow-skin leather and includes a 1600mAh Li-Ion battery pack, 2 flexible solar panels with 3 watts of power output, connectors to more than…

Zegna Ecotech Solar Jacket

Italian’s high end fashion brand  Ermenegildo Zegna is making a big impact again in the innovative, technology enhanced fashion arena with the launch of the Ecotech Solar Jacket as part of the Zegna Sport collection. Almost 2 years after Zegna introduced the first top brand solar jacket in the market, the Solar JKT which had…

Rugged solar bags with iPod control from KILLA

The KILLA Vintage series #1 bags are the first to combine two of the most popular wearable technologies into one product: wearable solar power and iPod control. But the uniqueness does not stop there. The Vintage series #1 bags are made from 50 year old WW2 German vintage back pack and satchel and can last…

Save the planet and money with Solar bags from Noon

Noon is offering a great saving opportunity for environmental conscious fashionistas by giving a 20% discount on their gorgeous looking solar energy harvesting bag and tote collection. Reducing the carbon footprint even if it is a baby foot (print) can make a big difference. One solar charging bag will not save the planet but if…

Interactive fashion from Argentina for the digital lifestyle

Argentine clothing line Indarra DTX created an impressive collection of Interactive apparel ranging from iPod controlling jackets and pants to cellphone charging jackets. Fashion Designer Julieta Gayoso, founder of Indarra DTX said that technology has become today such an important part of life that it is necessary to be available with a person everywhere. Her…

Solar powered case for iPhone 3G

The integration of solar panels into bags and backpacks are a common sign but now this solar power sucking technology is popping up in smaller cases as well. Point in case: Mobilefun‘s Solar Powered Case for iPhone 3G. Power consumption on the iPhone 3G is a big concern as people struggle to survive one day…

Fall 2008 Solar fashion from Noon

If you are still looking for THE solar bag, you can choose from an even wider range now. Noon Solar put out their latest and greatest collection of solar handbags for the Fall 2008 season. Noon offers the most fashionable solar bags made from materials carefully chosen for their sustainability, longevity and beauty. As proof…

Solar Buddy bag from Sakku

Solar bag manufacturer Sakku from Switzerland has added a new model to their Solar bag range called ‘Buddy’. This little sunshine Buddy comes in many rainbow colors to match the bright and sunny mood of summer time. As in their previous solar bags, Sakku uses again recycled materials for the bags, offering 100% environmentally sound…

Voltaic Generator selling now?

The much hyped Voltaic Generator Laptop bag, capable of delivering enough solar power to drive a laptop, seems to have a very slow start in hitting the stores. It’s been a very long time now that we see the ‘Shipping Soon’ message on Voltaic’s Website and although solar cells do not need summer time to…

Hot Solar Totes from Noon

The hottest Solar bags on the planet come from Noon Solar. Bold statement but proven to be true with their latest solar bag models: the brand new Oakley Solar Tote and the 2008 Cortland Solar Tote model. Excellent news also for everyone who waited for an online shop to get the hands into one of…

Solar power for biker

When talking about solar bags we usually write about Solar Totes, Solar Messenger bags, Solar Backpacks but we never looked at Solar Bike bags which actually make a lot of sense considering they are most of the time directly facing the sun or at least the bright side of life. I would think that Solar…

Italian Solar bag style from O-range

A new solar bag emerged just in time for the summer sun season, the Miles Solar Backpack from O-range. This solar bag has all the attributes one is expecting from an Italian made product: beautiful design, high quality materials and love for details. Italian based O-range is a design studio specializing in the creation of…

New Noon Willow Tote – stylish power station in your bag

Noon launched as part of the Spring/Summer 2008 Solar bag collection new models of the beautiful Willow Tote which comes in three different color shades and using materials carefully chosen for their sustainability, longevity, and beauty. Being environmentally conscious in style seems to be Noon’s mission. The new Willow Tote is the best example of…

Cool Noon Solar satchel for a hot summer

Noon Solar starts selling the Spring/Summer 2008 solar bag collection. The first model launched is the Logan satchel which comes in three different finishings: the all leather Black Logan for $ 476.- the Midnight/Slate Logan and at the bottom the Chocolate/Olive Logan. The last two models go for $ 452.- each. Noon Solar is not…

Italian solar fashion from Ennio Capasa

The magic or practicality of renewable energy provided by sun light and transforming it into electrical energy via solar cells has attracted Italian fashion designer Ennio Capasa from CoSTUME NATIONAL to create a range of high end – high tech Solar Handbags combining fashion, functionality and technology wrapped in Italian design. Fine strips of mini-solar…

New Solar bags from Sunload

In time for the sunny season Sunload started rolling out the 2008 Solar bags we wrote about back in January. The first in our overview is the SolarRucksack (backpack) which comes in two sizes, small and large and many color shades. Sunloads Solar bags come with a ‘on board’ storage battery and can operate any…

Solar bag Spring 2008 collection from Noon Solar

Noon launched last autumn the most stylish looking Solar totes and satchels which have sold out already. If you did not manage to get your Noon Solar bag you have another chance: in a few days Noon will launch the Spring 2008 Solar totes and satchels collection looking as gorgeous as the last line. The…

Fun, sexy Solar bag from Solarc

SOLARC a German company developing, producing and selling high-quality, low power photovoltaic devices is fully in line with our 2008 expectation: the year of Solar fashion. Being environmental conscious has never been more fun, trendy and good looking. SOLARC’s new solar bag has been developed in cooperation with Artbag24, another Germany based company that makes…

Solar empowered Fashion

Fashion with function comes always to my mind if seeing those flexible solar panels in Bags and sometimes (like yesterday) even in Jackets. Functional Solar Fashion is certainly the correct description when looking at the Noon Solar bag (on the left) where form and fashion is fused by solar power. Voltaic (on the right) comes…

Zegna Solar-JKT spotted in the wild

Zegna announced in June last year the introduction of the Solar-JKT as part of the Zegna Sport range for Spring/summer 2008. We still have Winter time but Zegna started selling the Solar-JKT in their shops in Hong Kong for around $ 1,050.- Not a bargain but Zegna is all about quality, style and innovation and…

Voltaic Solar Laptop Bag introduce at CES

CES is a hot spot in promoting hot trends as we just mentioned and to emphasize this, Voltaic Systems, the company that started the Solar Bag trend at a time not many of us paid much attention to renewable energy has set again the direction where Solar bags are heading in 2008 by introducing their…

CES goes green with Solar bags

CES is in full swing now and there seems to be no way around not to talk write about what’s happening there. The reason to write about CES again is related to the hot Wearable Electronic item of 2007/2008: Solar bags. CES is THE technology show, they don’t get much bigger. Everyone who’s anyone in…

Wearable Electronic in 2008

Welcome to a new year fully energized and with new opportunities. As we have done last year, we will try to guess what 2008 will bring us on Wearable Electronic activities and products. We love all the Interactive Fashion that has been launched in the market, the choice was never as broad as it is…

Christmas gift guide – Top 10 Solar bags

Todays Top 10 Christmas gift list is for the environment caring Solar bag fan. 2007 has seen a boom in Solar bags, hitting the market in many different styles. Solar bags are very practical next to being a bag, they give energy to our gadgets for free! The first choice is the most fashionable, eco…

Sakku starts selling Solar messenger bags in US market

Swiss based Sakku launched yesterday their US online shopping site, expanding their reach of Solar messenger bags beyond the EU market – great news for all environmental conscious folks around that care a bit more than the average about our planet. The use of solar energy in itself is already doing a great favor to…