RLX is the luxury line for men designed by Ralph Lauren which has unveiled a new backpack that combines durability, design and technology. The Solar Panel Backpack is made from a thin, water-resistant material, crafted in Italy and contains its very own solar panel. The paneled pack can generate a 3.45 watt current that can charge an iPhone or iPad in about two to three hours when the sun is shining at full strength.
This makes it perfect for hiking up the mountain and then sitting on the summit and reading the latest edition of the New Yorker on your iPad. The price is $800, which might be worthwhile if you want to twitpic your friends into a jealous rage, while out sailing on your yacht in the blinding sunlight.
As we are using more and more electronics “on the move” batteries are becoming the real bottleneck. Finding easy ways to keep them charged is the holy grail of many researches.