Solar Powered Cellphone

Solar Powered Cellphone

Solar Powered Cellphone… Ill take one! Silicon Valley tech company Alta Devices is making some noise with their prototype cases that will enable mobile devices like cellphones and tablets to use solar energy to increase their battery life by up to 80 per cent. This is huge as the majority of cellphone users are dissatisfied with their phones battery life.

“We are already producing chargers of various kinds, but not yet for retail sale,” said Dr Brendan Kayes, a senior engineer and engineering scientist at Alta Devices. He hopes the technology will be available to consumers as soon as 2015.

The difference between Alta Devices’ solar powered cellphone prototypes and what is currently available on the consumer market is that Alta Devices cells are so efficient and lightweight they will even work under artificial light.

The company’s breakthrough is finding a way to create cells that are lightweight, flexible and efficient – characteristics that do not usually correspond.

Although devices would still require a battery to be charged from a wall outlet, their batteries could also be charged by leaving them in light.

“Our technology provides several times the power per unit area of the best flexible solar options currently available for consumer devices,” Dr Kayes said. “We can fit four to five of our cells on the back of a cellphone. That means roughly one watt of charge under direct sun. Every minute the phone is in the sun you get a minute of talking time,” he said.

The development of a thin, two-layered film of gallium arsenide – a compound used on satellites due to its high efficiency – and indium gallium phosphide, are the key leading to their use in mobile technology.

The double layer allows the absorption of more light energy, resulting in a more efficient, lightweight and durable product.

The company has already built solar powered cellphone prototype cases for iPhones and the Samsung Galaxy S3, and the technology could easily be applied to other models.

The repercussions of this technology could go well beyond charging a dead phone. The US Army is currently using the company’s cells to take the strain off generators and there is even the possibility of using them to increase fuel economy in cars, unmanned aircraft and their integration into backpacks, tents and clothing.

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BMW M3: The Evolution

BMW’s have been extremely popular for the past 3 decades. The BMW M3 has come to define the luxury-sport sedan. Over the past 30 years, the M3 has set a standard that’s been followed by the likes of Audi, Mercedes-Benz, Lexus, and Cadillac. They a look at the video to get more insight on the M3 mades it mark in the USA automobile market.

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Rick Owens Adidas Spring/Summer 2014 Collection

Rick Owens Adidas

Rick Owens Adidas

It has been known for sometime that Rick Owens had a collaboration in the works with Adidas, now we bring you a look at the actual product. The combination of functional design mixed with conceptual design elements makes for quite a unique sneaker. The sole consists of two separate pieces which leaves you wondering how these would feel on your feet.  With matching suede toe and heel caps, these have a crisp and clean feel to them. The question is…

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Fujifilm X-M1 Camera

Fujifilm X-M1 Camera

Fujifilm X-M1 Camera

Sometimes those bulky DSLR cameras are a little too much. When that is the case, an entry-level interchangeable lens cameras are a great option. And it just so happens Fujifilm has plans to release the very attractive X-M1. Now, the Fujifilm X-M1 Camera looks similar to the X-E1, but the major attraction here might be the price point. Even though the camera hasn’t been officially unveiled yet, word on the street is it will cost you somewhere in the $600 range (body only). The X-M1 has a tilting screen in addition to Wi-Fi connectivity. Stay tuned for more news on the camera release date!

Fujifilm X-M1 Camera

Fujifilm X-M1

Fujifilm X-M1 Camera

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Dropcents Feature on CQWEN.com

CQWEN.com recently dropped an article on the Dropcents Marketplace! Checkout what they had to say!

 

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