The charge to solar gadgets

How can one be a good eco citizen and still enjoy the best of life’s digital goodies? Gadgets and electronics eat up power. But a growing number of manufacturers are offering solar powered alternatives to their electronic devices. With Earth Day havi

24th April, 2010

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Samsung’s new ‘eco-friendly’ Blue Earth phone tries its hand at solar technology, with solar cells built into to the back of the device.

However, this is a distinctly complementary function as it can’t be relied upon to charge the phone itself. In fact, one hour’s charging, in direct sunlight at a peak hour (lunchtime), delivers just five minutes’ talk time.

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