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Q-Sound: Solar-Powered, Bluetooth-Enabled Headphones

Posted By Ariel Schwartz On May 27, 2009 @ 5:00 am In Greener Gadgets | No Comments

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Music becomes a sustainable [2] experience with Shepeleff Stephen’s solar-powered [3], bluetooth-connected Q-Sound (quantum sound) headphones. The Romanian engineering student’s sleek design combines flexible, hexagonal solar panels [4], wireless technology, and rotating earpieces for a futuristic yet practical [5] product that powers itself on the go.

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Since the headphones are Bluetooth-enabled, they can connect wirelessly [6]to MP3 devices, cell phones–anything with Bluetooth capability [7]. That means you can chat with your friends and rock out to music without moving a muscle. The Q-Sound headphones can also connect to any audio device with a 3.5mm jack.

Each earphone contains two rechargeable [8]lithium-ion batteries to hold power derived from the Q-Sound’s solar panels. A single hour of sun [9]provides 2.67 hours of power [10]at maximum volume, and a fully charged headset can run for 40 hours.

Stephen hasn’t hinted at whether the Q-Sound will come to market, but we think it would be a hit among eco-savvy [11] athletes, beach-goers, and anyone looking to untether their tunes from the grid.

Via Ecofriend [12]


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[1] Image: http://www.inhabitat.com/?p=30671

[2] sustainable: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/05/18/dragonfly-urban-agriculture-concept-for-ny/

[3] solar-powered: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/05/20/iunika-unveils-ultralight-cheap-solar-powered-netbook/

[4] solar panels: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/05/14/solar-table-the-solo-lounge-by-intelligent-forms/

[5] practical: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/05/21/madrids-distrito-c-self-shading-office/

[6] wirelessly : http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/05/14/energy-101-interview-ibms-drew-clark-on-future-smart-meters/

[7] capability: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/04/30/energy-101-what-is-a-smart-grid/

[8] rechargeable : http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/05/07/suntricas-wearable-solar-chargers/

[9] sun : http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/05/08/residence-passive-solar-cascade-house/

[10] power : http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/05/07/energy-101-how-to-monitor-your-energy/

[11] eco-savvy: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/05/12/solar-flyer-diy-solar-motorcycle-tops/

[12] Ecofriend: http://www.ecofriend.org/entry/eco-gadgets-q-sound-solar-power-for-musical-outburst/

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