Kindle goes Solar
SolarFocus will introduce SolarKindle, billed as “the world’s first solar powered e-reader cover” at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) which gets underway on Monday.
The cover will have a built-in solar panel with a dual-charging (USB and solar) reserve battery. The company said that there is “a guarentee of three-months of unplugged Kindle use” under normal sunlight environment.
There is also an built-in LED reading lamp that will last 50 hours without using the Kindle’s main battery, according to the company. The company said that an hour of direct sunlight can provide up to three days of reading time.