Friday, February 20, 2009

solar powered cellphone - need I say more?


Samsung Electronics has unveiled the world's first solar-powered smartphone - and it's made out of recycled plastic bottles.The back panel of the new Blue Earth touchscreen phone doubles as a solar panel, enabling users to "generate enough electronic power to call anytime anywhere," according to Samsung. The device also comes with an energy-efficient plug-in charger that draws less than .03 watts in standby node, the company says.

The rounded, pebble-shaped handset is built from PCM, a plastic made from recovered water bottles. The entire device, including charger, contains no brominated flame retardants (BFRs), beryllium, or phthalate - potentially toxic substances common to some electronics products. Streamlined packaging is made from lightweight, recycled-content paper.

Finally, we don't have to carry around one of these 'universal' solar chargers with so many adapters you can start your own landfill with the leftovers!



4 comments:

Affordable Electronics said...

Wow, I can't believe they've actually made a cell phone out of recycled material.

Well its a big step, but will anyone actually buy it?

Sustaino - said...

This is huge big step. A sustainable, solar idea that is complimented by a no toxins recipe of parts!

This will match well in a Noon Solar Powered Tote Bag (http://www.noonsolar.com/collection)

Great post!

Thanks,
Sustaino

Anonymous said...

How much will it cost? I would totally buy one if it were available across all carriers, and under 100 dollars. But if it costs $500 they have done nearly nothing because so few people will be able to buy one. It needs to be available to the masses at a reasonable price for it to be truly revolutionary

Anonymous said...

It seems like a good idea, but you're pretty screwed if it's cloudy, or the sun is already down.

Atleast they're thinking though!

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