How Charging Your iPod Can Be a Day at the Beach

Solar BikiniEnjoying a hot day at the beach and your iPod’s winding down? No outlet in sight, of course, just sand. No worries. A gentleman named Andrew Schneider may have come up with the solution: a solar-powered bikini.

The suit is a standard medium-sized bikini swimsuit retrofitted with 1″ x 4″ photovoltaic film strips sewn together in series with conductive thread. The cells terminate in a 5 volt regulator into a female USB connection

Yes, he’s working on a man’s version, too. One difference between the two — besides the obvious — is the male trunks can cool a beer, too.

It’ll cost you about $200.

This guy thinks of everything. If you don’t believe me, check out his BlinkCam.

Photo: Solar Coterie