Tag: solarpower

Goal Zero's Sherpa 50 Solar Recharging Kit powers your tech off the grid

A month after Hurricane Sandy wreaked havoc on the eastern seaboard of the United States, there are still thousands of people without power to their homes. Fortunately for many of those people, they've been able to charge smartphones and tablets or run appliances temporarily thanks to Goal Zero...

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Apple wins sixth solar power patent

Although Apple is facing criticism regarding its EPEAT registry removal, it's still making environmental strides. Patently Apple reports that Apple has received is sixth solar power-related patent this week. The patent is intriguing, depicting a portable device that has multiple power interface...

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Ski helmet charges iPods, iPhone and other mobile devices

A team of German researchers is working on technology that could let you ski all day without worrying about your smartphone battery, says a report in GlobalPost. Scientists from the Fraunhofer Institute in Berlin, TEXSYS and the Technical University in Berlin have created a solar helmet that ch...

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Powering an iPhone 4/4S with the sun: Etón's Mobius solar battery case

There are times where you absolutely need to charge up your iPhone 4 or 4S, but you're nowhere near a power outlet. In those situations, you might fall back upon an iPhone battery case like the trusty Mophie Juice Pack Air I carry with me, but what happens when that battery runs out? No problem...

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Logitech solar-powered wireless Mac keyboard loves the sun, shuns Bluetooth

Logitech has announced the Logitech Wireless Solar Keyboard K750 for Mac. It's the company's first solar-powered keyboard, for environmentally conscious Mac users. The K750 offers the standard Mac layout, with the addition of brightness and music controls, eject keys, and command keys. It also ...

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Apple wins patent for solar-powered portable device

We recently covered how Apple was awarded 563 patents in 2010, but a patent approval announced today is for something we first mentioned back in January of 2010 -- a patent for power management circuitry for solar-powered portable devices. Patently Apple is reporting that the US Patent and Trademar...

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TUAW Review and Giveaway: A couple of products for green Apples

Just about every time you turn around, there's another ad for a green product. Cleaners, cars, food products, you name it. Well, the trend was bound to make it to the Apple market, and we're happy to say that we have two products to tell you about. Even better, you have a chance to win one of these ...

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Apple patent filings outline input device gestures, solar iPods and iPhones

Apple's reputation as an innovator doesn't seem to be waning at all. Two recent patent applications published Thursday on the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's Web site show that Apple is dreaming of new gestures using input devices and solar-powered iPods and iPhones. These applications are just a...

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Solar powered iPhone case may not work when visiting the Sun

Eco-friendly traveler? Check! Hip professional? Check! Outdoor enthusiast? Check! Hip profess--wait a minute! OK, so Solar Arcadia may not have the greatest product pages around but that does not stop them from offering this environmentally friendly piece of iPhone case awesomeness. The case is e...

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Solar iPhone? Probably not

TUAW reader Maaz sent in this link to a Forbes story about a possible solar-powered iPhone. We recently posted about Apple's new Solar Energy patent so it's not a big jump to start seeing articles speculating on how that new technology will be used and expressed in Apple's product line. I have noth...

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