Charge your cell phone on the SunTable

The SunTable since a table has a nice, big surface area perfect for those photovoltaic cells to snag the sun's power.

SunTable
Sudia Design Labs

Sun worshippers now have further reason to worship that great big AC main in the sky: the SunTable, which automatically stores backup energy.

Brooklyn designers Devang A. Shah and Mike Low were inspired to make the SunTable since a table has a nice, big surface area perfect for those photovoltaic cells to snag the sun's power.

Less inspiring is the $2,200 sticker price, though for the money, you get a teak and stainless steel table table with an integrated 64W unbreakable solar panel that will still charge if partially covered. We like the idea that you can hose this down to clean since it's weather- and moisture-resistant. Anything that low maintenance gets our vote.

For power, this delivers 13 amp hours at 12 volts, which equals 156 watts/hours, sufficient to run a laptop or portable TV for more than four hours. With the included inverter, you have a regular wall outlet.

There's even a hinge to tilt the table's surface toward the sun for even more power, while meter displays show the battery voltage and total hours the table has been on. Watch your guests' reaction when the garden table starts to beep as it runs low on juice.

(Via Crave Asia)

Tilted SunTable
A hinge lets you tilt the table's surface toward the sun for even more power. Sundia Design Labs

 

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