Five of the Best Solar Powered Gadgets

Batteries become a thing of the past with these innovative gadgets, designed to be powered by only the suns natural rays. So save yourself a fortune and check out what is new in the solar powered market and never hunt for and old double A battery ever again!

GLow Brick

Glow Brick – £15.26

This is a great idea for a night light for your kids who are not yet used to sleeping i the dark. Or use it as an alternative light source to wow your friends. The light bulb shape encased in solid clear acrylic glows blue or green in the dark and has been recharged from energy in natural light during the day and glows through the night. Perfect for a gift. Available from www.glow.co.uk at the discounted price of £15.26, normally £21.49.

DAB Radio

Roberts Solar DAB 2 Radio – £71.95

Here’s a novel idea, combine the latest technology with the world’s oldest way of using energy. This stylish and compact DAB/FM portable radio has a solar panel integrated into the top of the unit which absorbs direct sunlight in order to power the radio. There is a level indicator on the display screen that shows the power level generated by the solar panel. The built in rechargeable battery pack is charged whenever the solar panel receives direct sunlight. Once fully charged, the low power consumption allows the batteries to power the radio for up to 27 hours. Buy from www.johnlewis.com

Solar Watch

Seiko Solar Divers Watch – £175.50

Splash around as much as you like in the water and sun with this Seiko Solar Gents Diver’s Watch. Features a Japanese Quartz Movement, orange dial, illuminated hands & markers and is 200 Meter Water Resistant. Other features include a day & date display window, polished stainless steel case, rotating bezel and black resin strap. This Seiko Wrist Wear Comes with 2 years Warranty & A Presentable Gift Box. Buy from www.amazon.co.uk for around £175.50


Technaxx Powerbank TE-23 Universal Charger – £34.11

This device will save you a fortune in electricity over the months as it is ready to charge all GSM devices whether you are at work or in the great outdoors. It can also charge your phone without the need of sunlight but by any type of office or house light will suffice. This is a must for all outdoorsman, great gift idea for people who enjoy camping or other outdoor activities. The solar charger comes wit h multiple adapters to fit 95% of all cellular devices on the market from Nokia and Samsung to Apple products. From www.amazon.co.uk


Oregon Scientific Solar Wireless Alarm Weather Station – £32.99

If you need a weather station with external temperature sensor and a hygrometer with solar power support and weather forecast + warning then this is the gadget for you. The black device has a green backlight, an indoor and outdoor humidity display, indoor and outdoor temperature display. Gives weather warning messages including ice warning. Buy from www.argos.co.uk where it is currently on sale at £32.99 which is less than half price – normal RRP is £69.99.


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