Soaking Up the Sun...in Denim
Wearable solar panels have always intrigued me as a great innovation. But the stuff these companies usually roll out are either not warmer weather friendly or major fashion faux pas.
Enter Bogner Jeans's latest project. Set to hit retail next year, this fashion friendly gear will charge iPods, laptops, cellphones, and other electronics we lug around. When you're not refueling the power is stored in the included battery for later use. This is being developed through a collaboration between the German fashion label, Bogner Jeans (license owned by Mustang), and the Solartex Project (funded by the regional state foundation of Baden-Württemberg through German's Ministry of Economic Affairs).
More info after CeBIT, the important technology trade show in Hanover.