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] Presenting the geekiest beachwear ever: the solar-powered swimsuit. The Solar Bikini, designed by Andrew Schneider of Brooklyn, uses the sun to charge iPods, iPhones, and any other gadgets with a USB connector. The suit uses conductive thread and thin photo- panels, creating a sort of chain-mail fabric that gives the bikini a medieval armor-meets-21st century look. The solar power absorbed by the panels charges any gadget that can be plugged into the suit's USB ports, sewn right into the fabric. Schneider is in the process of creating a men's swimsuit using the same technology to chill beers. You can even swim in the Solar Bikini, with one crucial caveat…you just need to be dry before hooking up your gadgets. (You're not even looking at the swim suit, are you?)


06/06/2011 11:36AM
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