WOW-POW = World Of Wonderful POWer: LG’s solar powered Mobile Phone Cover

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

LG’s solar powered Mobile Phone Cover

LG has announced its own green products and initiatives under its a new slogan: “Life’s Good When It’s Green.” The first is a mobile phone featuring a solar panel on the battery cover. The cell isn’t going to be able to provide much juice, but LG claims that a ten minute charge will power the phone for 3 minutes. Not bad. Especially during an emergency when your battery runs out. It can also sustain the cellphone on standby without needing to be plugged in.
The second product is a Bluetooth solar car kit that they unveiled at CES this year. It is a hands-free unit that runs on a solar cell. Should be easy to charge since it sits on your dash.
LG is also introducing eco-friendly packaging and product manuals that are made with recycled cardboard and soy inks. They’ve promised to remove all halogenated substances from their handsets by 2010 and antimony by 2012. Good stuff, LG.
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