Photovoltaic bikini powers your iPod and cools your drinks

Posted on Sunday, Dec 24 2006 @ 23:03 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Make: has a bunch of photos from IPT Winter Show 2006.

One of the cool things is this iDrink bikini with solar cells.

The photovoltaic film panels on the bikini can supply 6.5 volts @ 1.5 Amps which is enough to power an iPod. The bikini has a retractable USB connector which can also be used to connect to a peltier to keep your beverage cool.

It's a cool gimmick but not really useful as it doesn't really like water. A bag with photovoltaic cells is a bit more use full IMO (this already exists by the way).


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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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