Solar in the Wrong Place - Rocking the FM Stereo Headset
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There are some places solar just shouldn't go. For instance, on things that you really shouldn't leave in the sun, like netbooks. Or on things you really shouldn't wear, like badly designed clothing. Or these FM radio headphones.
Sure, maybe in an emergency when you need alternatively powered access to radio updates on emergency information. But even then there are far better, heartier options out there.
Red Ferret mentions one use we could see as a possible reason for these existing - gardeners. You're out in the sun, you're moving around and don't want to keep moving a radio, and these get 1-3 hours of play for one hour of sunlight charging. But still...they just scream dork.
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