Designer Andrew Anderson based in Glasgow, United Kingdom has created a unique pair of headphones called the OnBeat Solar Headphones which have been designed to be high quality, eco friendly headphones that charge your smartphone or tablet on the move.
The new OnBeat Solar Headphones are equipped with a flexible solar cell that covers the full headband which capture solar energy whilst out and about. Watch the video after the jump to learn more about the OnBeat Solar Headphones project and see it in action.
The new OnBeat Solar Headphones solar cell provides a surface area of 55cm3 with a charge capacity of approximately 0.55W and is connected to two Lithium Ion batteries within the ear cups of the headphones that store the energy from the sun.
“We began developing this the OnBeat Solar Headphones a year ago sparking from a frustration of limited mobile battery life. We listen to a lot of music and this can be draining on our mobile battery life and so our first two prototypes were developed. Our very first prototype was a rough ‘proof of concept’ model and we quickly moved on to developing a second model with integrated electronics to optimise the solar charge capacity. We have come a long way since these early prototypes to have the fully functional OnBeat Solar Headphone prototype that we have today.”
The OnBeat Solar Headphones project is currently over on the Kickstarter website looking to raise enough pledges to make the jump from concept to production. So if you think OnBeat Solar Headphones is something you could benefit from, visit the Kickstarter website now to make a pledge and help OnBeat Solar Headphones become a reality.