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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…

Solar power dress

Integrating solar panels into a dress or any kind of clothing is a style challenge, a balance between looking very – let’s say – techie and the trade-off on solar power loss when integrated to subtle, too hidden and covered up. Abbey Liebman, a senior at Cornell University gave this challenge a go and the…

Noon solar fashion bags

Noon not only redesigned their Website but also added a new, great looking solar bag model to their growing range of ecologically designed and manufactured solar power bags. Like the whole range of Noon solar bags, the latest model called ‘Linden’ is made in the most sustainable and ecological way using leather processing free of…

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…

Fashionable Solar power

Having enough power for all our essential communication and entertainment devices (read: cell-phone, iPod, DS) we need to carry around is already a challenge and all too often those devices run out in the worst possible moment. Wearable Electronic will add to the challenge on how to ensure continuos power supply on the go without…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Day and Night solar power

Researchers at INL (Idaho National Laboratory), along with partners at Microcontinuum Inc. (Cambridge, MA) and Patrick Pinhero from the University of Missouri, are developing a way to collect energy from the sun with a technology that could potentially cost pennies a yard, be imprinted on flexible materials and still draw energy after the sun has…

SmartSwim Solar Charger Beach Tote

Solestrom, a Swimwear brand using cutting edge technology for swim wear fashion, joined the Solar Bag trend 2008 by offering for the coming swim and summer season their version of a solar bag: the SmartSwim™ Solar Charger Beach Tote. The solar charging part is fairly simple, using a water resistant solar panel with 1.5 Watt….

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…

New eco chic solar bags from Noon Solar

Noon Solar, a company we have covered here before, has lifted the curtain and launched their new solar bag collection. I can only say: beautiful, stylish looking bags that have the meaningful use of our scared resources as their main objective. The new Solar Bag collection from Noon Solar is the proof that fashion goes…

Eco-fashion with a touch of Solar technology

During my regular scan of companies we have posted about in the past, I discovered an update on Noon Solar‘s website. Actually, their Website is under construction but it shows a new layout (image on the right cut out of their new site) and most important, the announcement that the new Solar Bag collection will…

DIY Solar bag

talk2myShirt has formally entered the DIY community by making our very own version of a Solar Bag. It was easy for us to pick our first DIY candidate. Catching solar energy with a bag to power iPod and Co. became very popular this year. Our DIY instruction guideline will not only give you the technical…

Solar Messenger Bag: back-to-school promotion

Office Depot Inc is promoting the Messenger Solar Charing Bag as one of the top picks for back-to-school, and featuring them prominently on displays near the entrance of stores. The bag is a model from Voltaic designed to charge your devices without tying you to a power outlet. The bag can plug into cell-phones, MP3…

How Wearable Electronic should not be (made)

Here is an example of how Wearable Electronic products should not be made. The item in question is a Solar Backpack the online computer and peripherals shop Computer Supermarket from UK has added to their offerings. This backpack is made by Nanomars, a Taiwan based company that makes consumer electronic products and computer peripherals. Backpacks…

V-Dimension, the new dimension for Solar Bags

V-Dimension, a California based company joined the fast growing segment of solar power bags by introducing a revolutionary new line of bags. Their patent bending system can charge any cell phone, iPod/iPhone or PDA using sunlight and even works with room light thanks to the use of a new anti-reflective coated mono crystalline silicon solar…

Summer fun with Wearable Electronic

Summer is in it’s hottest phase and with it all the fun and vacations. We have compiled a list of Wearable Electronic products that allow you the get the most summer fun this year. As starter, how about one of those cool looking T-Shirts from UrbanTool, the Groove Rider? Total control of your iPod and…

Top 10 Solar bags

Solar bags have come to the market this year in many different styles. To give a overview, we have compiled a list of the Top 10 solar bags. Although the energy that can be collected with those bags will not replace the need for batteries or conventional charging of your devices but these bags can…

Bag the Sun with the POGO Solar bag

Solar energy collecting clothing and bags are getting hotter every day. We found yet another Solar bag for your enjoyment and to help you taking care for the environment and yes, your beloved little iPod, iPhone, Blackberry and whatever gadgets you have at your disposal. The designer bag POGO Solar produced by renown Berlin manufacturer…

Shopping in Style with the SolarShopper Bag

ISPO Sport & Style 2007 is just one week away and the first previews and announcements are coming in. The start makes the SolarShopper Bag. Shopping in style, take care for the environment and ensure your gadget never run out of power (on sunny days), this is the characteristic of the cool shopping bag. Charge…

Hot trend – Solar Bags

We love the idea of adding Solar Cells to bags. Bags are used from many of us (girls more than boys) without even thinking about it. We use them to carry stuff for School or office, use them when we hike through the country side or explore the city. Bags are used from youngsters to…

Free energy from your bag – why not?

I can’t help looking around for Wearable Solar products when the sun is shining all day long. Is it not obvious to make use of our bags and cover some of the surface with those flexible solar cells. Catching sunlight in this way is completely free, does not change much on the way I carry…