I’ve Got My Solar-Powered MP4… Now Where’s My Flying Car?

Author xlxmarketing 18.1.2008. | 15:33

In the 1950’s, 60’s and 70’s writers like Arthur C Clark, Phillip K Dick and other science fiction writers with initials where their middle names should be, joined forces with television shows with ‘space’ and ‘star’ in the title to fill peoples’ heads with images of flying cars, energy created by the sun, phones that didn’t need wires, meals in pill form, robotic servants, cities on the moon and vacations to Mars. While solar-powered gadgets and wireless phones may have appeared, some of the bigger concepts have not yet been delivered.

People realised this in the mid to late 1980’s and 1990’s as well as the current decade. Their visions of the future became much darker. At worst the world was a cold, inhumane and brutal place; and at best it was going to be the same as it always was, epitomized by the lack of a flying car. An opinion best put perhaps by American stand-up comedian, Lewis Black: “The new millennium sucks! It’s exactly the same as the old millennium! You know why? No flying cars!”

It seems that, for the time being, people will have to make do with cell phones, the internet and a growing number of solar powered gadgets. An estimated 85% of the US’s energy production comes from fossil fuels according to the US Department of Energy, with approximately 80% of the world’s energy coming from the same sources. This is a statistic that has alarmed manufactures and consumers, who are equally concerned about the sustainability of the non-renewable energy source and the effects on global warming. Concern is so large that there has been a large push for gadgets with alternate power sources to electricity.


Solar Powered Digital Tire Gauge

Solar-powered calculators are almost so commonplace now that you’d expect them to be giving one away with each Big Mac combo at the golden arches, but it seems that manufacturers have not used the alternate power source for measuring devices, which have similar energy consumption requirements. That has all changed with the solar powered digital tire gauge. This convenient device is guaranteed to work at any time, even if it is left in the glove compartment for years before it is pulled out and used. The screen shows air pressure measurement in Psi, Kpa, and Kg/cm2 and includes a slide out tire thickness gauge to help drivers make sure their cars are shod with safe tires.



High Capacity Solar Charger and Battery w/ Flashlight (11200mAh) [CVRL-S30]

High Capacity Solar Charger and Battery – Use solar power to easily, freely, and conveniently charge your portable electronic devices on the go! Includes a powerful 11,200 mAH battery, flashlight, mosquito repellent function, and 29 adapter tips for laptops, mobile phones, and many other portable electronic devices. It charges most brand name laptops and mobile phones, but also works with most USB-powered gadgets, MP3 players, MP4 players, portable GPS navigators, GPS trackers, digital cameras, HD camcorders, portable DVD players, portable video game players, and an endless list of other cool tech gadgets and electronics.


Solar Mini Speaker Charger + MP3 Player + Alarm Clock [CVBS-S19]

A super Solar Mini Speaker that does it all. It effortlessly takes the sun’s rays and saves it to its internal lithium-ion battery. It’s an awesome PC speaker that works great with laptops, MP4 players, and other portable devices. This baby also plays MP3 files from USB flash drives and SD cards! It’s an alarm clock with temperature data. It even charges your cellphone! It even comes with a free remote control! The Solar Mini Speaker Charger plays FM radio and also has a USB port and SD card slot on top. Plug in your flash memory and this solar speaker automatically plays whatever MP3 files it finds!

Author xlxmarketing 18.1.2008. | 15:33
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