Play music & charge your phone on the go with the OnBeat Solar Headphones
Let's get technical. The solar cell's surface is 55 cm3, which is expected to be gathering those sun rays during your daily jog, a walk through the park or just cruising to work. According to the developers, musical quality will be first-class: “a superb sound from low range for bass, mid-range for precision DJ'ing and high range for vocal and acoustic excellence”. Here's a listing of some of the parameters:
Some would say that those will be useless on rainy days. Well, think twice, because the OnBeat can be charged via USB from your PC or straight from the mains socket. Also, no more pulling out your phone to raise the volume for that awesome track – the headphones have a volume rocker integrated into them.
Design-wise the headphones look pretty slick. If you are one of the Kickstarter pledgers you'll get the limited Green edition. Speaking of Kickstarter, the project's aimed goal is $298,000, and a single pair is supposed to have a retail price of $175. Check out the introduction of the OnBeat with this Scottish-accent driven video:
The funding period ends on August 7, so if you like the idea behind the OnBeat, make sure you hit that “Back This Project” button.
source: Kickstarter via TechCrunch