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The Solio Bolt is the company's update to its classic three-panel solar charger. The Bolt uses a USB connection and could charge a smartphone from zero to full in less than three hours. It contains two solar panels to power the Bolt's internal Li-Poly battery using the power of the sun. You can prop up the panels with a pencil, which can be inserted into the center, making the device act like a sun dial. When the sun goes down switch to the MicroUSB port to re-charge the Bolt's battery in 4.5 hours. Image crediit: Better Energy Systems INC
Learn more: http://www.solio.com
Among the most anticipated products in the personal health monitoring market, the E39 compression shirt tracks the body’s biometric signals and transmits this data to a computer for evaluation by athletes, trainers and coaches. Electronic touch points throughout the E39 shirt communicate with a device in the front of the shirt called the Bug, which holds all of the athlete’s performance data. The shirt is powered by Zephyr technology, utilizing the same innovation employed by the US Special Forces. Image credit: Under Armour, Inc.
Learn more: http://www.underarmour.com
One of the highlights of being a Generation X kid was Big Trak, a programmable 6-wheeled tank that ruled the playroom with its blue "photo beam" and jarring audio pulses (see video). Originally manufactured by Milton Bradley, the toy was discontinued for years until a British company called Zeon announced a reissue last year. Whether or not the new version recreates the magic of the original is debatable. Image credit: Zeon Tech
Price: $56 (£34.99)
Learn more: http://www.zeonltd.co.uk/bigtrak/