Solar-Powered Speakers Make For Less Guilt, More Boogie


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Pekka Salokannel's Gramo Speaker concept is an eco -- and aural -- treat.

They've been specifically designed for a digital music lifestyle. They can cozy up to your laptop, transform into a tabletop speaker, or be taken on a picnic along with your iPod. Oh yeah, and they're powered completely by three layers of photovoltaic panels!

And for any nocturnal booty-shaking you might have planned, the solar panels charge an internal battery pack . But it's their portability that's the real win. The speakers can completely unfold so they are flat enough to carry around in your pocket.

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Both its design and name were inspired the gramophone, a device that makes the 8-track look like an iPod. But the similarities end there.

Of course this isn't the first time we've seen eco-friendly speakers, or even the first ultra portable set. But Gramo's are more than just paper cups and string!

But if the Gramo isn't your thing, there's always this option.


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Via Ecofriend.

Guest blogger Jerry James Stone is web developer, part-time blogger, and a full-time environmentalist who works at Care2..

Tags: Electronics | Gadgets | Rechargeable | Solar Gadgets

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