Solar Powered Charger For Your Gadgets

25 04 2008

The Intelligent Forms SOLo is a lounge table (can we call it a coffee table?) and is simply designed to soak up the sun, turning it into stored power so you can charge your gear. Apparently left for a year in a “typical outdoor setting,” it can store enough power in its internal batteries to charge up your cellphone 6,800 times or your laptop 168 times. Its got USB sockets, a car-style 12V socket and even a standard 3-pin mains plug, and the whole thing is weatherproof.

Solar Powered Charger For Your Gadgets

Better yet: the SOLo has LED lighting built in for subtle evening lighting effects, you can check on its charge status on its built-in LCD monitor, and it has a large device drawer so you can safely pop your phone, iPod or even laptop inside to keep it safe. For some reason it also has Bluetooth, allowing it “to collect, distribute and exhibit information on both the tabletop LCD display screen and wirelessly between computers and the internet”… and while we’re not sure exactly what that means, it sounds pretty impressive.

It’s in stainless steel and tempered glass with silicon solar cells and it’s around 43 x 30 x 18 inches in size. No info on its price, but it’s available through Intelligent Forms own website and considering one of it’s suggested uses is aboard a cruise ship, it’s going to be expensive. [Intelligent Forms via Born Rich]


Sonic Chair

24 04 2008

Sonic Chair

If you wanted to sit a rotated chair and enjoy the surround sound. The Sonic Chair(EUR 5,850)’s speakers are encased chair body, it features offered a highly resonant sound environment; large body-focused sound membrane as backrest. The Sonic Chair included a input jack to enable you connect to your iPod or laptop. It has a laptop sidetable and also allow you integrated a iMac 20″ touchscreen or a 15″ touch monitor, you can work, see the film or listen the music at this chair. A very good design, if you want to live in a chair? And it is available in 35 colors, yes, 35 colors! [via Like Cool]

Boa Sleeve Is Condom For MacBook Air

14 04 2008

Boa Sleeve Is Condom For MacBook Air, Only Stronger (We Checked)

Forget that tired old manila envelope joke, a new case by a company called Boa may just be the snuggest, sleekest wrapper for your MacBook Air. The Fashion Sleeve is plush-lined and offers what Boa calls “minimalist protection.” At just .65mm thin, it’s allegedly the thinnest Airbook case on the market. After seeing the pic, though, Gizmodo theorized we could go thinner still by slipping a (large) condom over the thing.

So, it works. Kind of. Seven failed attempts, largely punctured by the Air’s surprisingly sharp edges (plus occasional clumsiness with fingertips during stretching), one successful try achieving a maximum coverage of 30% of the laptop. That’s from a standard European condom, mind you. You may still want to experiment at home with some Magnums.

And now we really need a Boa case to wipe all that icky lubricant from the Air’s outsides: Its synthetic micro-knitted fibers will wipe the aluminum clean of fingerprints and dust (hopefully lube, too) as you slide it in and out. See guys? We suffer for you, we really do. Anyway, the Boa Fashion Sleeve is available now for $30 each, in a choice of 21 spring-theme colors with more colors available in the summer. [via Gizmodo]