Solar-Powered Camera Strap Could Energize Outdoor Photography
That sunlight beating down on your neck while you frame the perfect camera shot could be put to good use, as demonstrated by a new "Solar Camera Strap" concept.
Thin, flexible solar panels span the strap and soak up energy from the sun, converting it into electricity. Batteries at either end of the strap store this juice. A wire embedded in the strap can connect to the camera to keep it charged as needed.
It is not a stretch to imagine that other devices, such as a phone in need of charging , could draw on this energy with special adapter plugs.
Designer Weng Jie, who submitted the green idea to the Yanko Design blog, suggested that such a solar strap could be particularly handy on photo expeditions lasting several days.