IT hardware firm Logitech has an iPad keyboard that is powered solely using solar cells and the day when other gadgets such as mobile phones and iPods can be powered using solar energy moves closer every day.
The photoelectric cells integrated onto the portable keyboard generate energy from indoor light to “trickle charge” the device’s battery so that it can power the keyboard and Bluetooth connection without the need for recharging.
Investigations are now focusing on how the cells could work with other peripherals such as mouses or speakers. Devices such as eBook readers, smoke alarms, commercial display units, mobile phones, and ultimately laptops and tablets, could all make use of the technology reducing the need for them to recharge or replace batteries.
Read the complete article published by businessGreen, 25 May 2012