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Tech special: Cool products powered by the sun

This year, take a green step forward and make the most of solar power by introducing some of these handy and cool gadgets for your home and the outdoors

For camping

Waree Powerbank

A portable power bank
There are plenty of solar-powered portable chargers available in the market. We, in particular liked  the 10,000mAh power bank from Waaree. Not only is it good looking and lightweight, the 10,000mAh battery also ensures multiple charges for smartphones, tablets as well as digital cameras.
Price: Rs 3,102
Available on: Flipkart.com
Also try: Exilient’s 10,000 mAh solar power bank (Rs 2400) and Technofirst’s 5000mAh solar charger (Rs 1250) both available on Snapdeal.com

Waaree solar camping light

Waaree solar camping light
A solar torch, reading lamp and power bank all rolled into one, this is an essential item for all campers. With one watt 100 lumens light, it can offer flash light and panel lights for two-five hours depending on the usage, and one hour of smartphone charging time. The device also doubles up as an SOS signal with its in-built flash light.
Price: Rs 1,199
Available on: Waamall.in and Flipkart.com

 

Solar Universe India

Also try: Solar Universe India’s solar camping light  DQ 9214 that comes with solar panel as well as hand cranking mechanism.
Price: Rs 899
Available on: Flipkart.com

Solar shower and water carrier

Solar shower and water carrier
Created by Vango, this portable water carrier and shower has the capacity to store 20 litres of water. Simply fill it with water, leave it out the sun and you get warm water to wash, or hang it up and you have a shower on the go. Great for
outdoor camps, and travels.
Price: Rs 1,034
Available on: Snapdeal.com

Solar backpack

Solar backpack
Created by Lumos Design, the unPlug Solar Backpack comes fitted with special solar fabric that converts solar energy into electricity. The stored energy can be used to recharge Mobile phones, MP3 Players and Bluetooth devices. The ultra thin, flexible three watt solar fabric ensures that one hour of sunlight gives two hours of phone usage.
Available  on: Amazon.in
Price: Rs 4,999

FOR HOMES

A jar filled with sunlight

A jar filled with sunlight
Built in a mason jar, the Sun Jar converts sunlight into electrical energy, which is stored in a rechargeable battery inside the mason jar. When turned on, the battery powers an LED light which emits cosy yellow-range light. It can recharge in three hours and glows upto five hours. It can be used for both indoor as well as outdoors. The Sun Jar was first designed by Tobias Wong for Suck UK.
PRrice: Rs 1,249 onwards
Available on: Flipkart.com
Smart tip: You can learn to make your own Sun Jar. Check for free online tutorials.

Easymall Solar Light Garden Stick
Add a charming, decorative glow to your driveway or garden. These sticks come with in-built solar panels that convert sunlight into electricity in the day and turns on automatically in the night. All these sticks are water and dust resistant and the LEDs can last upto 100,000 hours.
Price: Rs 499
Available on: Snapdeal.com

Solar torch

Solar torch
The 100W solar torch from Binatone offers light for four hours non-stop on a single recharge. However, even after the battery is dead, you can still use the lantern by recharging its battery through hand cranking.
Price: Rs 594
Available on: Snapdeal.com

Hanging solar lantern

Hanging solar lantern
Designed keeping the modern homes in mind, this solar lantern by Quace is made of steel, and suitable for garden, roofs, tree as well as pavilion. The lamp gives the twinkle effect of candles.
Price: Rs 990 to Rs 1,290
Available on: Amazon.in and Snapdeal.com

LED solar lamp Noorjahan by Solid
Designed to endure rough usage, the Noorjahan LED Lamp from Solid lasts upto six to eight hours. One of the most expensive solar lamps in the market, it offers three different brightness settings. The in-built 6V 4.5Ah battery can be recharged using its 3W solar panel as well as AC adapter.
Price: Rs 3,999
Available on:  Snapdeal.com

LED solar lamp Noorjahan by Solid

Also try: Akari Solar Rechargeable LED Lamp. With an unbreakable body and touch-based on/off switch, this LED lamp is made to last tough conditions.
Price: Rs 799
Available on: Snapdeal.com

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