Weird Solar Device of the Day - The Solar Bird-B-Gone
Photo via Coolest Gadgets
There's all kinds of random junk out there that someone saw fit to slap a solar panel on and call it cool. Well. Sometimes it turns out adding a solar cell does make it cool, and sometimes it doesn't. We're a bit on the fence about which sides the Solar Powered Bird-B-Gone Bird Repeller falls. On the one hand, when you have a bird problem, you're willing to try pretty much anything. This device seems pretty harmless, and when you add the fact that it's powered by a renewable energy source, it's hard to be too annoyed - especially when you're the person with the bird problem. The device charges up with sunlight and does a bit of helicopter action to keep the birds at bay.
On the other hand, it's a piece of plastic with electronic parts that you're setting outside, which means it likely won't last as long as a piece of plastic that doesn't have electronic parts and can be just as effective - like those spiky things, or bird netting. Plus, it's a whopping $89 from Amazon.
Though, funnily enough, Amazon shows that people who bought this also bought motion-activated owls...can we make that solar powered??
So - what do you say? Weird use of solar technology: Pass or Fail?