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…

Wearable Power

Wearable Power is a hot topic in the Wearable Electronic field. A recent announcement made by a team of researchers at the University of Michigan puts this topic back into public view. Their concept, a Electricity – generating knee brace is a wearable mechanism that works much like regenerative braking charges a battery in some…

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 SmartSwimâ„¢ Solar Charger Beach Tote. The solar charging part is fairly simple, using a water resistant solar panel with 1.5 Watt….

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…

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…

DIY Solar powered Bicycle Helmet

Another funstastic weekend is ahead of us so I thought to bring up something for the fun and creative side of you. A DIY project seems to fit this requirements well and if a DIY project is somehow related to Wearable Electronic, we are hooked. Caleb John Clark, a men who likes to document, distill…

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…

Solar power invades the battle field

Solar power is taking over the battle field after being one of the hottest items in all kind of bags this year. The Australian army is testing new solar cell technology made from a secret compound and can produce hours of low-level energy to power radios, night-vision goggles, communications equipment and sensors to detect enemy…