The Power Purse

rp_purse.jpg Joe Hynek, a doctoral student in mechanical engineering at Iowa State University, received second place at the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists design competition back in April for his creation of the Power Purse. He wanted to design something that was attractive yet functional and this bag certainly is with the ability to recharge batteries and other electronic devices. We’re assuming that means cell phones and possibly iPods since the bag seems to small to charge, let’s say, your laptop (see the Voltaic bag for that one). Hynek has dabbled in accessory items before with hats and his next endeavor is to make solar products that can be laundered. Via ::Grist Magazine


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