Buy A ‘Green’ Cellphone And Hope For Sunny Weather

February 8, 2008 at 8:23 am Leave a comment

A green cellphone is going on sale in Japan tomorrow that converts sunshine into battery power. It is called the Strap-Ya because users have a wrist strap that powers them up. Not only is the phone a smart device, it’s great looking too.

The product received unusually raving reviews. One reason might be because people associate energy usage with their gadget acquisitions. If Strap-Ya aimed to play into this, it certainly has delivered on its goal. “I’ve seen few practical solar designs for recharging phones, however, this latest product from Strap-Ya may be something worth looking into”, according to a writer at Coolest Gadgets.

The technology that is used is carried as a strap around your wrist. The fashionable little solar panel is connected to a booster device. If the sun puts in an appearance this boosts your phone’s battery by 25 minutes on average. Unless you lie on the beach in full sunblast conditions for up to ten hours, the booster won’t fully charge your battery. But in gadget land, this is considered quite useful.

The booster’s shelf life is set at 500 times. Considering the length of time people use their phones, that might be quite realistic. The phone also comes with a net adapter.

Solar powered cellphones are few and far between thus far. But that’s silly because technology converting solar power into energy is quite easy to apply to electronics devices. There have been ample calculators that come solar panel powered for over twenty years.

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