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PHOTOS: These gadgets are powered by solar energy

Last updated on: September 20, 2011 15:36 IST

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Get Ahead reader Madhumita Thakur lists four gadgets that are powered by solar energy. Take a look...

The world has never been so technology oriented and our addiction has never been this complex. There is blast of technology in all spheres of our life in forms of numerous gadgets that we use as we kick off our mornings. Here is a list of some latest gadgets which run on the power of solar energy.

Grab one of these gadgets and contribute your bit towards making our earth green and don the suave and cool demeanour before your folks.

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When not at work Madhumita loves to talk about Indian Politics, Cricket and Movies at her blog A Pinch of Salt (http://attitudespeaks.blogspot.com/).

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1. Shiro Portable Media Player

This one is for those of you who love listening to songs most part of their day. Be it commuting to work, home or just casual relaxing on a weekend, portable media player always comes handy in rejuvenating our minds with our favourite selection of songs.

This particular media player has solar panel integrated in it which gives you the option to charge it in the sun.

It also comes along with AC power cord and USB cables for those times when sun is hiding from your part of the world. This device requires around 6 hours of solar charging to run songs for 38 hours and videos for 10 hours.

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2. Sunglasses

You may wonder why sunglasses need solar power. Well, sunglasses do not need any solar power to protect your eyes from sharp sunrays. However they can act as good solar panels to charge tiny solar cells which can in turn be used to power other devices.

This type of sunglass has tiny solar cells embedded in the lens which collect solar energy while you are guarding your eyes. Best part about this glass is that it needs no extra effort or time from you.

The frame of the glass has power jack at the rear where you can plug devices like your cell phones or iPods for charging. So be it beach or your home deck, while you are basking in the warmth of the sun these sunglasses would be busy converting the sunrays into electricity.

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3. Cell phone charger

This is a simple and yet a vital device for all our needs today, well at least most of it.

Social networking, instant messaging, making phone calls and much more happens on smart phones these days and we know that smarter the phone lesser is the battery life.

This solar power cell phone charger comes as breeze of life for our smart phones which die anywhere, anytime of the day. It has AC cord and USB port apart from the solar panel to charge your cell phones.

This device takes nearly 15 hours to charge your mobile phones if you use its solar energy which, most of you would agree, is too long. To make the best use of this device use it during your vacation time when you don t expect to make wide utility of your phones and enjoy some time with your folks while your cell is devouring solar energy.

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4. Android-based tablet PC

This is an indigenous tablet PC called Sakshat developed by India which costs Rs 1,500. This laptop has been specifically designed for students and has dimensions of 7x9 with Android platform.

It has power consumption of 2 W with an option to run on solar energy as well. While it may take some time for this device to hit the market, once released it can become a great mobile option for many of us. This is touted to have features for browsing, flash player and media players to name a few.

Apart from these there are strings of devices like calculators, watches and camping equipments which are already popular across the globe. The time has come to live this popular adage Make hay while the sun shines before we run out of all the non-renewable resources of power on earth. So get some sun and get some power of technology in your life.

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