SolarFocus makes this solar powered case, which will keep your Kindle charged for three months.
If this didn’t have that wart on the top with a light attached, I’d buy this now.
This cover clarifies a few insights regarding solar power.
The greatest hindrance to solar power adoption is probably power consumption, not solar power output. SolarFocus isn’t making a breakthrough here; they’re just pairing solar panels with a device that barely sips from it’s battery. Perhaps solar will receive more usage not because of it’s own improvements, but because of improvements with digital power consumption.
I’d like to see e-ink and solar be paired more often. Together they inspire a design style that is wholly different from the current gadget aesthetic: a style that embraces light form, simple utility, and persistent function. This might allow designers to digitize tools which have never been within the economic reach of consumer technology. Think wall calendars, thermostats, traffic signs, menus outside of restaurants, etc.
Also, it’s a testament to the low price of the Kindle that at $80 this cover costs more than Amazon’s cheapest device.
Tom Waits - Christmas Card From A Hooker In Minneapolis
I thought this was appropriate on Tom Waits’ birthday and the holidays.
Happy Birthday Tom,
You are an Iconic American Original Condition… don’t ever change!
What a great idea for the holidays!
Clingle has now added the ability to send location-based gift cards. The next time you are in a Starbucks or an American Eagle store, or even seated in the comfort of your home, you can buy and leave a gift card for your Clingle or Facebook friends at that location, allowing them to unlock it when they get there. (via Clingle Adds Location-Based Gifting)
Data can be beautiful!
Cosenza’s website hosts an interactive map of the Italian blogosphere which is well worth a try, but here’s the map of its thematic clusters, followed by one showing the relationships between the 139 most cited blogs. These maps are the prefect blend of data science and art.
A nice validation of social media and word-of-mouth in Television. Article by George Schweitzer, Chief Marketing Officer at CBS on Word-of-Mouth and TV. I think the missing connection is not the 90% offline conversations in WOM, but how and why the 10% of online conversations could influence the 90% offline…
It’s nice to see the networks use something new, and someone speaking about it. Kudos..
I am hoping that this works, considering I will be trying it soon, like maybe, now…lol.