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Solar Bikini Charges You Up

Solar Bikini

Apparently, not only is this solar bikini real, but it’s going to be available for pre-order soon.

The bikini itself is made from 1″ x 4″ photovoltaic film strips that have been sewn together with conductive thread, terminating in a 5 volt regulator with female USB connector. All told, it pumps out enough juice to charge an iPod while you relax in the sun and soak up the rays.

(The male version, called the iDrink, will put out enough power to charge a custom cooled drink coozy.)

[Solar Bikini via Ecouterre]

…Joey Roth makes Ceramic Speakers?

Ceramic Speakers

Joey Roth’s Sorapot defined how stylish a teapot could be, and now he’s hoping to bring that style to the speaker world as well, with a set of ceramic speakers that are “designed to leave music untouched”.

These warm, dry, and detailed speakers feature 4″ full-range drivers and a T-class amplifier, encased in acoustically dead porcelain and cork, creating a remarkably simple path from source to ear.

Ceramic Speakers Amp

If you like the looks and want a set of your own, then keep an eye on Joey’s site for the pre-order, or follow him on Twitter for more constant updates.

[Joey Roth – Ceramic Speakers]

…The Whip will redefine showboarding?

The Whip

When Cheetah Ultra Sports set out to build a new snowboard, they weren’t worried about lifestyles, cultures or snazzy graphics. Their goal was entirely technical: To design and build a better snowboard without rules or limitations of any kind.

Four years later, and after countless hours of research and development, they think they’ve reached that goal with The Whip FR-117, aka The Lamborghini of Snowboards.

According to Cheetah, The Whip will:

  • Fit better.
  • Feel lighter.
  • Go faster.
  • Cruise smoother.
  • Turn quicker.
  • Edge harder.
  • Carve sharper.
  • Jump higher.
  • Land softer.

And it will do all that without chatter, and without heel or toe drag. They’re even claiming that most experienced riders will have to relax their riding style just to get greater performance out of the board, because it’s so easy to ride.

The key to The Whip’s performance is an open V hull that is specifically designed for speed and maneuverability. They board is made out of wood, plastic, steel edges and carbon composite, and by reducing the amount of board that comes in contact with the snow, this smaller surface creates less drag, which translates into more gliding speed, better maneuverability, quicker edge-to-edge transitions, and more.

For now, The Whip is being hand made in very limited production, and each board is carefully hand crafted and will include an individual serial number, so if you want one, get your name on the waiting list and put down $1899 for a pre-order, and you’ll be killing the slopes in no time.

[Cheetah Ultra Sports – The Whip]

[Via: Core77]

…Tokidoki Mimobots are now available?

Tokidoki Mimobots

Mimoco’s latest series of Mimobot designer USB flash drives is a partnership with Simone Legno’s tokidoki brand, and features the monkey-adorned Meletta, Italian devil chef Pastaio, and treasure-hunting Pirate Nero.

    Meaning “sometimes” in Japanese, tokidoki was named because of Simone’s love for Japanese culture and because he believes “everyone waits for moments that change one’s destiny.”

As always, they come preloaded with desktop icons, wallpapers, avatars, soundBytes, and an issue of the MimoZine digital magazine.

Now available for pre-order.

[Mimoco – Mimobots – Tokidoki]

…Designgive has a cause for design?

Designgive - Cause For Design

Designgive’s Cause For Design is a site for socially conscious clothing where designers can submit designs, and a portion of the proceeds form each item sold are donated to a charity of the buyer’s choosing.

Their current offering is a beautiful tee called “Industrial Re-pollution” by Maciej Rakowski, and only 200 of them will be printed and are being sold on a pre-order basis.

Industrial Re-Pollution

Already their product line is impressive, and their charities are best of breed, so it’s a win-win all around.

[Designgive – Cause For Design]

[Via: Uncrate]