When you are on the go, it gets really problematic to charge your gadgets. Sure, you can find plugs to power up some of the easily enough, but it's not always possible. At some point, you will run out of juice and that is problem for a lot of people. There are many solutions to keeping the power flowing, but none are as elegant as this one.
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]