When you’re outdoors, you always want plenty of water. But carrying around a huge pack can be a pain. Fontus is developing water bottles that can capture condensation at a rate up to 0.8L per hour. The Airo goes anywhere, while the Ryde grabs water while you ride your bike.
Yolk claims its Solar Paper is the world’s thinnest and lightest solar panel. Each panel generates 2.5W of power, but you can connect up to four of them using their built-in magnets. Note that the final product will have only 1 USB port.
A pair of headphones with a solar panel on the headband. The power that the panel gathers is stored in two batteries inside each ear cup, then harnessed via a USB port. It can also be plugged in to store power for later use.
It kind of looks like a dismantled torpedo, but it’s actually a kettle that brings liquids to a boil by converting solar energy into heat. It takes about 2 hours to bring 17oz to a boil. A little long but much welcomed when out in the rough.
Solar chargers are handy, but most of them take forever to power up your gear. The SunVolt’s fold-flat panel is capable of charging multiple gadgets as fast as if they were plugged into the wall.
A portable generator made of flexible thin film solar panels, a charge controller and a battery. It can produce up to 2500W of electricity and has a built-in 120V AC outlet and 12V car adapter.
(NSFW: Language) Just because this motorized sled runs on solar power doesn’t mean that it can’t zip along at breakneck speeds, taking its creators for a scenic ride along an abandoned railroad track.
Weng Jie has designed an excellent camera strap that features thin solar films across the width of the strap to harness solar energy and charge your camera when out clicking away in the field.
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