At an event in London, the CEA invited companies to show off some of the wackier accessories and gadgets that will be on show at the 2014 CES show in Las Vegas.
The Eton Rukus comes in a white model for $99 and a black model that adds solar charging for $50 more. Both models have built-in rechargeable batteries and are due out around May of this year.
The Logitech Wireless Solar Keyboard K750 that earned our Editor's Choice award earlier this month is now available in a Mac version replete with all the familiar keys you'd find on Apple keyboards--music and brightness controls, command keys, and an eject key in the corner.
Nissan is putting old Leaf battery packs to use as storage for solar energy EV charging stations.
Renewable energy will be powering Leafs and Nissan's Smyrna manufacturing facilities, which will build the EV and its battery pack starting in 2012.
G24 Innovations' flexible solar panels are heading to a Hong Kong company, which is preparing to build them into a variety of bags.
Designer Knut Karlsen's idea of integrating flexi solar cells onto rechargeable batteries could be a more immediate solution to reducing our carbon footprint.
From an emergency tablet to a handset with built-in solar charging, Kyocera shows off some of its concept devices at MWC 2015.
With throngs of people running around from event to event during the South by Southwest festival, there's bound to be some dying phones. Luckily -- from Saint Bernard dogs to solar gas pumps -- there's no shortage of ways to solve that problem.
Here are some tips to keep in mind when choosing gadgets to withstand the elements.