Wearing Bluetooth headsets has become a fashion statement, but for people wearing them over the course of a long day, phones can fade like ice sculptures on a sunny afternoon. Adding solar receivers helps consumers keep both their cool look and phone services.
Iqua Ltd.’s BHS-603 SUN solar-powered Bluetooth wireless headset has unlimited standby time during daylight hours. A photovoltaic cell uses either outdoor or indoor light to extend the talk time to as much as 12 hours, charging a 3.7V/110mAh Lithium-Polymer battery. The $99 unit measures less than two inches and weighs only half an ounce, yet still offers common parameters like an operating distance of 10m and point-to-point pairing.
Iqua Ltd.’s BHS-603 SUN solar-powered Bluetooth wireless headset has unlimited standby time during daylight hours.
Samsung's Galaxy line of smartphones used to fare quite well in the repairability department, but last year's flagship S5 model took a tumble, scoring a meh-inducing 5/10. Will the newly redesigned S6 lead us back into star-studded territory, or will we sink further into the depths of a repairability black hole?
In 2003, the world contained just over 500 million Internet-connected devices. By 2010, this figure had risen to 12.5 billion connected objects, almost six devices per individual with access to the Internet. Now, as we move into 2015, the number of connected 'things' is expected to reach 25 billion, ultimately edging toward 50 billion by the end of the decade.
NASA engineer Brian Trease studied abroad in Japan as a high school student and used to fold fast-food wrappers into cranes using origami techniques he learned in library books. Inspired by this, he began to imagine that origami could be applied to building spacecraft components, particularly solar panels that could one day send solar power from space to be used on earth.
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