Paper-thin solar panel turns print ad into a smartphone charger

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If Forbes magazine can offer free wifi through a print ad, it stands to reason that other useful technologies could be embedded into publications. Sure enough, the Solar Ad Charger campaign has utilised a paper-thin solar panel to provide Brazilian beachgoers with a portable phone-charging device. Appearing in Veja Rio magazine, the advert was created for Nivea to promote its sunscreen range to those heading to the country's famous beaches. While a trip to the seaside is usually an opportunity to relax, many still take their smartphones with them to stay connected. To ensure they didn't run out of battery,…

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