Summer Fun Goes Solar with the Soulra iPod Speaker


Want to ditch the headphones and the batteries when you head out to the pool or the beach this summer with your iPod? Wind-up gadget chargers and those big bulky backpacks covered in solar panels aren’t exactly the coolest and most convenient ways to power up your MP3 player on the go, but a brand-spanking-new gadget might be just what you need: check out the Soulra Solar-Powered iPod Speaker.

Just released on May 7th, this iPod dock – which also works with iPhones – is powered entirely by the sun, with a relatively unobtrusive fold-up solar panel. This mini green sound system can get up to five hours of continuous playback per charge. It’s got a water-resistant exterior, bass boost and a remote control.

While we haven’t gotten a chance to try it yet, and it is a bit pricey at $199, the Soulra iPod Speaker certainly seems to be a step in the right direction for portable green-powered tech and a potential addition to our favorite solar-powered gadgets.

Stephanie Rogers

Stephanie Rogers currently resides in North Carolina where she covers a variety of green topics, from sustainability to food.