HYmini Wind and Solar Charger
We blogged about the HYmini in 2007 when it was just a design concept, but thought it was worth another look now that it readily available for sale online. The HYmini is a handheld universal charger that can harness wind and solar power to run most 5V digital devices; you can also plug the HYmini to a conventional wall outlet to charge…
The HYmini stores energy generated by in various ways (wind turbine, solar panel, even handcrank) onto an internal battery that can then be used to power your cell phone, iPod, digital camera, and other 5V devices. The deluxe package includes one 6W rechargeable powerbank with built-in wind generator, one mini solar panel, one wall AC/DC charger and one USB multi-device adapter pack for $74.98; the handcrank and bike mount will run another $10 each.
We love the versatility of this creative gadget that seems ideally designed for summer and the great outdoors. Has anyone seen this product in action?