Solar media players aren't quite there yet
But Thanko's latest effort deserves praise for trying.
The way things are going, it's possible that portable solar chargers could be bypassed altogether if manufacturers can build the technology directly into their media players and other handheld devices. Not many are doing that yet, but we have seen a few.
A few months back a company called eMotion unveiled a MP4 player with 4GB of built-in storage and a 2-inch display, according to CrunchGear. The solar panels, which can be separated from the unit, also have their limitations: An hour of charging powers only 15 minutes of video play and 35 minutes of music., though it seemed to sacrifice other specs to make room for the green technology. Now Tokyo-based Thanko has released its own version with similar shortcomings, an
Still, these companies deserve at least some praise for making an effort. Because the value of that solar integration will become abundantly clear when the world has successfully eluded oppression of the.