After reading the specs on this latest from Sweden’s mega-furniture retailers IKEA, it really doesn’t live up to the hype. Then again, a product review this post ain’t. Sure, IKEA is the best at what they do, with a business model and heritage that’s the envy of well, every single retailer on Planet Earth. But let the numbers reveal the weirdness.
Juiced by a couple of AA batteries and a solar charger, this lamp called the Solvinden can brighten anyplace for four hours. Sounds decent huh? It’s wireless too, so it can be brung places. Even the hills and mountains. Harhar.
The problem is the charging time is ridiculous. Utterly, utterly ridiculous. It takes nine (9) hours in the sunshine for a good four hour run at night. If its overcast, that’s 12 hours of charging.
Despite this drawback, the Solvinden is cheap at $19.99.Filed Under: Design News