OnBeat Solar Headphones

by Audiophilia on July 5, 2013 · 1 comment

in Headphones

I laughed a little when I read this Kickstarter project was based in Scotland. Headphones that charge your smartphone or tablet via solar energy where the sun rarely shines.

Great idea, though. And from the video, the prototype is ready to go. Just waiting for the final round of funding. Sound? Who knows? But, another good idea helped along by Kickstarter. You can get in on the ground floor by pledging at Kickstarter.

OnBeat says: ‘The headphones have an integrated flexible solar cell that covers the full headband which capture solar energy whilst out and about. The solar cell has a surface area of 55cm3 with a charge capacity of approximately 0.55W. The energy is stored in two light-weight Lithium Ion batteries held within the two ear cups for a balanced weight and fit on the head. For those rainy days we have also developed the headphones to be able to be charged via USB directly from your computer or mains socket.’

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Alacrity Audio 07.25.13 at 10:37 am

I wonder if we should do that with our speakers?

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