The SolarStrap is a thin and lightweight solar panel on a wearable badge. It's very portable and flexible. It's made in Finland by Suntrica and weighs about 2 ounces. It's easy to put the SolarStrap on any bag, backpack or shirt thanks to a folding tab. It stores solar energy in a small battery, than can be used to charge up your cellphone, iPod or any other gadget. It retails for about $40.
We think that this is a great way to start using solar power when you are in a pinch. Unless solar clothing becomes feasible, solar panels like these can easily be used to soak up sun rays and dispense them at your leisure. There are a few bags out there that can store solar energy, but this SolarStrap is really convenient and small, making it perfect to get some extra juice when you are in a bind. [via DVice]