updated 10:30 am EST, Mon February 13, 2006
Solio iPod charger
Better Energy Systems has released a black version of its Solio" charger. The device is compatible with iPods, cell phones, PDAs and more. Solio is a portable renewable power source that draws energy from sunlight, storing it in an internal battery and using it to charge the devices. Solio features a fan-blade design that allows it to achieve maximum solar area when in use. Solio can store energy for more than one year, providing an hour of iPod playtime per hour of charging, with Solio taking 8-10 hours of direct sunlight to fully recharge the internal battery. Solio costs $100 and is available in black, silver, or white.