I know that designer bags and briefcases can be pricey, especially if they’re eco-chic. But this seems like a pretty elite item, no matter how handy.
This briefcase by OPTI-Solar will be available in the US later in 2008 for those with a spare $1500. The top half has an integrated solar panel, and the bottom half has Li-ION batteries to store collected energy. The briefcase can store up to 75 W and charge most any gadget, from phones to laptops to handhelds. I think it could be a great product for some New York business person who likes to lunch in a sunny park and collect Vitamin D and some electricity during their hour break (or, aHEM, a blogger who likes to work while sitting on sunny café patios…). But they’d have to be willing to lug around an 11 lbs. case that doesn’t actually hold any documents – it just LOOKS like a briefcase, I guess so that you don’t look like a dork carrying it around with your Armani suit? Hummm. I don’t know about you, but I like it when gadgets are multi-functional – like if this case could actually hold the gadgets you need to charge – but perhaps I’m being too demanding.
via TG Daily, BornRich