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USA: Hats off to that! See the world’s first solar cap at SXSW01:48

USA: Hats off to that! See the world’s first solar cap at SXSW

United States, Austin
March 14, 2017 at 06:51 GMT -00:00 · Published

The world's first solar cap allowing you sustainably charge gadgets on the go was showcased at the Trade Show of the SXSW 2017 festival in Austin, Texas, Monday.

The cap has solar panels built into the brim and “works just by utilizing the natural sunlight” explained SolSol Hat CEO Edward Kim, “all you have to do is take your charger cord and plug it in, like this, and you connect it to any device.”

Kim also assured potential wearers that the cap was very safe as it contains no batteries and does not emit electromagnetic radiation. It can charge "any 5 volt usb gadget" and would take around 5 hours to charge an iPhone. The cap is on sale for $56 (52.59 euros).

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The world's first solar cap allowing you sustainably charge gadgets on the go was showcased at the Trade Show of the SXSW 2017 festival in Austin, Texas, Monday.

The cap has solar panels built into the brim and “works just by utilizing the natural sunlight” explained SolSol Hat CEO Edward Kim, “all you have to do is take your charger cord and plug it in, like this, and you connect it to any device.”

Kim also assured potential wearers that the cap was very safe as it contains no batteries and does not emit electromagnetic radiation. It can charge "any 5 volt usb gadget" and would take around 5 hours to charge an iPhone. The cap is on sale for $56 (52.59 euros).

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