January 9, 2012
New Solar Powered Kindle Cover Released
Innovation is key to what makes news at this year's 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show, and SolarFocus has done just that by introducing its solar-powered Kindle cover.
The company showed off its new SolarKindle Lighted Cover that can allow users to read their e-book for three days off of a one-hour charge in good sunlight.
It weighs just 7.58-ounces and has a reserve battery for the extra battery life. A fully charged reserve battery requires eight hours of direct sunlight and provides up to 80 percent of backup power to the Kindle.
After the cover has fully-charged the Kindle, the solar-panel switches to charge the reserve battery.
The cover also features an LED reading light that provides up to 800 lux of illumination.
"With the built-in LED reading light, there´ll never be a moment when you can´t read your Kindle because it´s too dark, and the built-in reserve lithium battery provides 1,500 mA of power for the LED reading light, or charging the Kindle," SolarFocus said in a press release.
"And best of all, the reading light draws power from the reserve battery, not the Kindle, so you won´t have to worry about draining your Kindle´s battery."
The new SolarKindle Lighted Cover is will be available on January 14 for $79.99.
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