Start-up Company, Regen, has decided consumers need more eco-friendly options. They are currently promoting a solar-powered iPod docking speaker system.
Solar power in consumer electronics “hasn’t progressed far beyond solar-powered calculators,” available since the 1970s, said Robert Brunner, one of the company’s founders. Many of those products, which he called “geeky science experiments,” were not useful because they took too long to charge or did not provide enough hours of usage on a charge, he said. “You can’t slap solar cells on something and expect it to work,” he explained. “You have to build the product from the ground up to be energy-efficient and useful.”
There are so many good reasons to be patient with solar-powered technology; it’s getting better everyday. Although the solar-powered speaker systems are slower charging, they are far better for the environment than conventional ones. Consumers and manufacturers alike are now considering the environment when making purchases. Abt Electronics carries many eco-friendly products, including three solar-powered iPod chargers.