Wednesday, January 11, 2012

New Solar-Powered Cover for the Amazon Kindle

New Solar-Powered Cover for the Amazon Kindle

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The new SolarKindle Lighted Cover features a built-in solar panel to power its attached LED reading light while recharging the Amazon Kindle. Photo: SolarFocus
Amazon Kindle owners can now harness the power of the sun to illuminate and charge their e-readers, using the new SolarKindle Lighted Cover, which was unveiled at this week’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

The flexible, lightweight cover features a built-in solar panel that charges an attached LED reading light and provides extra power to the Kindle.

Simply slip your device into the SolarKindle case, and its solar panel still start powering your Kindle, whether you expose the panel to sunlight or shade. After fully recharging the e-reader, the solar panel automatically switches to transferring energy to the reserve battery that powers the reading light.
One hour in direct sunlight can provide almost three days worth of reading time on the Kindle.
Available online starting Jan. 14 for $79.99, the SolarKindle is the newest product from SolarFocus, a company that offers a line of portable solar-charging solutions for mobile devices.

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