09 Jan '12, 6pm

An hour of sun can charge your Kindle for 3 days with these new #solar covers:

An hour of sun can charge your Kindle for 3 days with these new #solar covers:

Screwdriver-and-soldering-iron types have probably already made their e-readers solar powered , but what if you didn't have any Schottky diodes lying around? SolarFocus has the technologically inept among us covered, with a Kindle cover that charges your device with solar panels. An hour of full sunlight can charge your Kindle enough for three days of reading, and a reserve battery provides backup power and runs the cover's built-in book light. The cover costs $80 and it looks like it's for the new itty-bitty Kindles, so it sort of doubles the cost of your device, but it's still rad and definitely not the most expensive solar charger we've ever seen.

Full article: http://www.grist.org/list/2012-01-09-trick-out-your-kindl...

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