07 Jul '11, 6pm

This Bikini Can Charge Your iPod

This Bikini Can Charge Your iPod

The Solar Bikini has a USB output that can charge your iPod. Photo: andrewjs.com Nope, those aren’t metallic sequins you’re looking at on this swimsuit. They’re thin-film photovoltaic panels, and they do more than just cover up your unmentionables. Designed by Andrew Schneider, the Solar Bikini is made up of small photovoltaic film strips that produce a 5-volt charge into a USB connection. You can plug in your iPod (or iPhone for that matter) and get endless music playtime on a sunny day at the beach. The bikini is able to withstand water, so you can take a dip while wearing it. SEE: Guide to Summer Sunscreens The Solar Bikini is part of Schneider’s iDrink line and, although it’s not yet on the market, you can pre-order it today . The male version will also be available soon and will have a higher voltage output. As Schneider sums it up, “You’ve got tunes, you’ve got beer,...

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