Every once in a while, a “tech-first” is reached, and i.Tech has recently announced that their SolarVoice 908 is the first solar-powered Bluetooth headset.
I had a chance to try it out, and it paired effortlessly with my cellular phone. Oddly enough, it charged quite quickly. I can’t help but wonder if it was already charged by facing the sun.
As it is, it has five hours worth of talk time, and standby time of 140 hours. That is without sunlight, it can supposedly have infinite standby time provided it has some sun. A flashing green light indicates that it is solar charging.
Of course, the solar-powered cell is just the main feature, as it also has noise reduction for call clarity that employs “advanced digital signal processing software”. It also has multipoint connection to allow the SolarVoice 908 to connect to two cellular phones simultaneously.
It has a design that fits into the ear and will stay there, but it comes with a plastic wire that will go around the ear for extra security. It also comes with a tiny cradle with some adhesive, which is a good place to keep the headset when not in use.