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Solar Surge iPod and iPhone Cases Are Now Available!

Posted By Mike Chino On March 11, 2010 @ 1:11 pm In green gadgets,Green Products,Renewable Energy,Solar Power | 4 Comments

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Just in time for sunny spring days, Novothink [1] has announced that its hotly anticipated Solar Surge iPod [2] and iPhone [3] cases have hit the market and are available for sale! We’ve followed these sleek solar cases all the way from their concept renderings [4], and we’re excited to say that the potent photovoltaic chargers look even better in real life. Touted as the first apple-certified solar [5] iPod cases, they’re capable of harnessing the sun’s rays to extend audio playback by 20 hours and 3G talk time by 4 hours.

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Apple’s iPhone [6] and iPod [7] have grown into portable media powerhouses that offer everything from wireless internet to a bevy of games and multimedia applications. Fittingly, they burn through their batteries like there’s no tomorrow — how many times has your conversation/personal dance party been cut short due to a dead battery?

Novothink [1]‘s new solar cases make a lot of sense, offering an on-the go way to keep your gadgets charged. Each durable protective casing is emblazoned with a thin-film photovoltaic cell that’s capable of generating 30 minutes of 3G talk time after soaking up 2 hours of direct sunlight. Extra energy is stored in an integrated lithium ion battery, and a set of low-energy LEDs display the device’s charging status.

Both cases are available now at $79.95 for the iPhone model [3] and $69.95 for the iPod Touch [2] model.

+ Novothink [1]


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[1] Novothink: http://www.novothink.com/

[2] Solar Surge iPod: http://www.novothink.com/products/nt02/

[3] iPhone: http://www.novothink.com/products/nt01/

[4] concept renderings: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/09/03/first-ever-apple-licensed-ipod-solar-charger-case-unveiled/

[5] solar: http://www.inhabitat.com/solar-power/

[6] iPhone: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/12/17/top-7-best-green-iphone-apps/

[7] iPod: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/06/22/wood-ipod-puts-nature-in-the-palm-of-your-hand/

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