Parasol offers solar charging for mobile devices

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As the summer season begins in the northern hemisphere, consumers will be spending more time outdoors – but how to keep all of those electronic devices charged? We recently saw the SUN&CLOUD digital camera offer battery boosts via solar energy, and now New York-based gadget store Hammacher Schlemmer claims to be offering the first available-to-buy mobile-charging parasol. At first appearing just like any other traditional sun umbrella, the device features four 10 x 4 ¼-inch photovoltaic panels woven into its canopy fabric. The panels care connected to two USB outlets located in the parasol's pole, enabling users to keep their…

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