updated 05:00 pm EDT, Tue June 17, 2008
Solar-powered MacBook Air
QuickerTek has introduced a pricey way for MacBook Air owners to show how green they really are. "Apple Juicz" is described by the company as a “major breakthrough” because it powers and charges the MacBook Air at the same time. The Juicz comes in three models, a 19-watt version for $500, 29-watt model for $600 and a 58-watt model for $1000. Each come with solar panels that fold into an included 10.5 inch carrying bag.
Apple Juicz requires a modified Apple Magsafe power adapter. QuickerTek says it will update a user's current adapter with military-grade parts for $25, or provide an already modified adaptor for $100. Either way, the adapters still work with a stock MacBook Air.