SolarKindle: solar-powered case conceptBy
Called SolarKindle, the case can provide you with months of reading time and over 50 hours of reading lamp use on a single charge. The battery in the cover can be charged using the solar panel, as well as USB – so if you’ve been cooped up indoors for a while you still have a charging option available. The case has a solar panel built into its front, that allows you to charge your Kindle (and the case) poolside, or while you’re involved in other outdoor activities. The built-in reading lamp in the case is expected to last for 50 continuous hours on a charge. In addition to powering your Kindle the case also has a built-in reading light that is powered entirely from the case’s battery rather than your Kindle. The SolarKindle was a 2012 International CES Innovations Design & Engineering Awards Honoree, and will be available for US$79.99.