The sound of sunshine - Landport Solar Sound Speakers
By Mick Webb
March 11, 2010
The ever popular partnership of a sunny day mixed with one’s favorite tunes takes on a new meaning with Japanese company Landport’s Solar Sound speakers. Said to be Japan’s first set of solar powered speakers, the black and white units feature top facing solar panels and offer connectivity to portable music players via a stereo mini input.
While a full charge is said to offer between five to eight hours of playback time, no sun equals no problem thanks to the ability to charge the lithium ion batteries via USB 2.0 connectivity. Measuring 19.5 x 11.2 x 5cm and weighing in at 290g, the Solar Sound speakers have an output of 2w x 2ch and will be priced around 5,250 yen (US$60).
The Landport Solar Sound speakers are due for a Japanese release later this month.