Gallery: Don’t Miss a Shot With This Solar-Powered Camera Strap


Digital cameras have made photography much more sustainable, and rechargeable batteries are a great eco-advantage too. But photography is the art of light, so what better way to run your camera than on the power of the sun? This new solar strap from designer Weng Jie lets you do just that.

The Solar Camera Strap makes stopping to change batteries as “last year” as putting in a new roll of film. The only trouble, as Wired’s gadget lab notes, is that the straps feed directly into the battery port, making it impossible to have a battery in place as a back-up power supply. But as long as the sun’s out, you can keep firing with your camera securely around your neck, and it looks pretty nifty too.

Via Yanko Design


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  1. joshw August 27, 2010 at 10:29 am

    I can’t imagine that this works very well, given the fact that you’d need to have the whole strap exposed to direct sun, and that doesn’t happen if it’s around your neck. At that, the panel is really small so it would probably take a good 20 hours to charge your cameras battery. Also, does it even work with DSLR’s? This looks like another one of those solar gadgets that is not designed for function as much as it is for flair.

  2. hugh williams July 1, 2010 at 12:24 pm

    How can I get one of these camera straps??

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