Solar backpack from Spain.
Quite pricey, for a backpack, but usefull when going for a trek which lasts several days and nights and needs to recharge your mobile devices. The authors are Marco Seiz, Julien Guardiola and Daniel Julier.
Solar power is harvested and stored in a battery pack located in a side panel, as shown here. When your phone or other portable is running low on power, you place it in a special pocket located above the panel. The backpack can handle a variety of devices, including MP3 players, PDAs, phones, and GPS navigators. Getting the backpack with the solar option currently costs 328 euros (or about $426).
The backpack does not deliver enough energy for reacharging a laptop computer, but you might be interrested in some more powerfull charging devices proposed from there, especially the one for charging a laptop computers, which you can find on this page. The laptop charger is combination of a Solar Power Bank SCGII plus and a thin-film 62 Wp solar panel. A new-generation solar charging control system with an integrated high-performance energy accumulator (approx. 70Wh)
A quote from the author’s and designer’s website.
We launched SEIZ in 2009 with the goal to redefine how you use your backpack as it accompanies you trough the city. Have a newspaper handy, protect your sunglasses in a special compartment, recharge your mobile phone or your podcast player, carry something precious in a secret pocket or simply protect your laptop – you are the one that best knows what you need – your possibilities are our passion – choose your path
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