When the sun comes out, so does everyone’s sunglasses. Sayalee Kaluskar from India has come up with the genuis idea of pairing sunglasses with solar power, so the wearer can charge a mobile phone.
The plan is to incorporate photovoltaic cells that are wired to a battery buried within the arms of a pair of sunglasses. While you enjoy the sunshine, the cells within your sunglasses charge the battery. Once you go inside, the arm comes off, revealing a microUSB or Lightening connector that can then be plugged into your phone and charge it.
Now the first thing that may pop into your head is “Oh great, another piece of wearable tech that will make me look stupid,” but Kaluskar has been smart about this and employed the help of on-trend Ray-Ban.
The idea is to build this concept into a pair of classic Ray-Ban Wayfarers, so for the tech lovers who are also fashion conscious, this is the perfect “pair”.