Gallery: IllumiCharger Adds Solar USB Charging to Any Wall


Solar power doesn’t get more plug-and-play than the IllumiCharger, a wall-mounted charger that soaks up ambient light within your home to provide grid-free energy for any USB gadget. Designed by Greenwaves, the conceptual gizmo features a shell made from recycled and corn-based plastic, waste-free packaging, and is one of 18 finalists in this year’s Greener Gadgets Design Competition.

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  1. lukee biru September 12, 2010 at 11:13 am

    its great….

  2. lens42 February 15, 2010 at 2:22 am

    This a garbage. It only proves the technical vacuousness of this competition if this device can be called a “finalist”. It is entirely a Photoshop design. The most rudimentary technical knowledge would prove that this has almost zero utility. Even with the best available solar cells, the incident room light on that size panel would barely keep those two LEDs lit, let only charge anything else.

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