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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]

…It’s Things Thursday: Casio G-Shock?

Casio G-Shock

Despite (or perhaps because of) their ‘80s/retro style and unique look and functionality, Casio’s G-Shock watches continue to be popular among the hip and trendy.

Their latest series of limited edition watches, the G5500C series (aka Vivid Colors), features a unique solar technology which “combines a super sensitive solar panel with a high capacity rechargeable battery to power high-load functions”.

The solar technology also powers an auto light that illuminates the display automatically when the watch is angled towards the face (and only when available light is below a certain level).

There are three colors to choose from, and other features of the Vivid Colors series include shock resistance, 200M water resistance, World Time (48 cities), 4 Daily Alarms and 1 Snooze Alarm, Hourly Time Signal, Countdown timer, 1/100 Sec. Stopwatch, 12/14 Hr. Format, Battery Level Indicator, Power Save Function Tone and Button Tone Operation On/Off.

Get yours online and nationwide for just $120.

[Casio – G-Shock]

…Solar racers are fast and fun?

Solar CarIt might not set any speed records, but this little racer is a fun way to learn about solar power. Just put it in the light (real or strongly artificial), and it’ll motor away under its own power. What a bright idea.

[Mini Solar Racer]

[Via: Gizmodo]