03 Jul '11, 3pm

Für Freunde des demonstrativen Umweltschutzes: Das Solarbikini ist da.

Everybody knows you're not supposed to get a tan anymore. So what's the point of lying out on the beach, if you're just going to wear SPF 800 sunscreen? Well, if you're sporting designer Andrew Schneider's solar bikini , you can at least be charging your iPod while you nurse your pale yet cancer-free flesh. The bikini is covered in photovoltaic film strips terminating in a USB connector. You can get five volts out of it, which is standard maximum voltage for a USB, which means you can plug in your phone or your music player, or your external keyboard if you're into cyborg cosplay. And best: You can actually go swimming in this thing, as long as you UNPLUG EVERYTHING FIRST (and don't plug back in until you're totally dry). The suit costs about $200, which is actually not that outrageous for custom swimwear, and Schneider -- who may not know the difference between the words ...

Full article: http://www.grist.org/list/2011-06-06-solar-powered-bikini...

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earth911.com 07 Jul '11, 6pm

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