Novothink Announces Solar Surge Integrated Solar Panel Case for iPod, iPhone 3G, 3GS
Recently, accessory company Novothink released the Solar Surge, an integrated solar panel on the back of a case allows you to charge your iPhone or iPod soley from sunpower without the need for any other energy source. According to inhabitat, the unit includes an additional USB cable that can help you charge your device should there be no sunlight in your vicinity.
The device includes four LED indicators let you know whether you have sufficient light source for solar charging and approximately how much charge level remains in your case. When all four indicators are green, the Surge is fully charged. And when your device is not in the case, the Solar Surge stores power in an internal battery.
These chargers are the first to be licensed by Apple and only work on the iPhone 3G and 3GS models. Novothink will have them on the shelves for fall of 2009 at a price of about $70 before shipping and handling.