Phone battery always dying on you? The OnBeat Solar Headphones could be the perfect solution to your smartphone woes.
UK-based Kickstarter campaign is trying to raise funds for a pair of
solar-powered headphones that can charge smartphones and tablets in the
The OnBeat Solar Headphones work via a flexible solar panel
that covers the entire headband to soak up the rays. This channels the
solar energy to a pair of Lithium ion batteries located inside the ear
When it's not sunny outside, there's also a USB connection so you can hook your tablet or smartphone and charge it via a PC.
claims that the headphones will provide a full battery recharge for a
mobile phone however the company fails to provide evidence of the
charging performance for specific devices.
In terms of the
standard headphone specs, the OnBeat headphones feature 40mm drivers,
have a frequency response of 20hz to 20,000Khz and include an integrated
remote to control the volume.
OnBeat is searching for £200,000
and with 29 days to go has reached just under £8,000. At the bottom of
the pledging scale if you give £5 you can get a mention on the website.
If you chip in £89 or more you’ll get a pair of the headphones sent to
you if they successfuly launch.
The headphones will end up
costing around £119 and an estimated delivery date of February 2014
suggests you will have to wait until next year to see the first pair.
You can find out more on the OnBeat Solar headphones Kickstarter page.