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Tiny Bonsai-Style Tree Harvests The Sun To Charge Gadgets

Tiny Bonsai-Style Tree Harvests The Sun To Charge Gadgets

Like a majority of people, we too happen to be enamored by the excellence and style of Bonsai trees. This, we guess automatically makes things created in the image of bonsai trees look way better than what they already are. Apparently, the 27 solar panels on the tree generate enough juice to power it up in a mere 3 hours and can be used to juice up 9 iPhones.

That sounds like a pretty sweet deal, if you ask us, and almost unbelievable, if you ask our pessimistic side. The trees are on pre-order for €299 (~$405) with a minimum of 400 pre-orders required before the tree actually hits the assembly line.

Via Geekologie

Praying Mantises Do Circus Tricks To Power A Smartphone

Praying Mantises Do Circus Tricks To Power A Smartphone

The world would be a much better place if we could train bugs to stop bugging us and actually do something useful. But they are bugs and that something useful ain’t ever going to happen, but we can have thoughts and enjoy their glory. The video was made as an advertisement by Snapdragon and the bug circus, that places praying mantises and other bugs in somewhat cool, working scenarios, generating enough energy to power a smartphone.

Via TreeHugger

iTree Is A Log, And A High-Tech iPhone Dock

iTree Is A Log, And A High-Tech iPhone Dock

iTree is a simple, yet magnificently high-tech dock the iPhone would probably love to be with. At its most basic, its just a tree log hollowed out and fitted with speakers and other integrated technology the customer would like the iTree to have. It can work with the iPhone, iPod, CD Player, and even a turntable if you’re inclined that way. The only little problem we see, is owning a speaker that huge, and as far as we can tell, this thing isn’t going to be cheap.

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Shoot Literally With The Slingshot Camera

Shoot Literally With The Slingshot Camera

If you are a professional photographer, or even if you take photography seriously, you’d want to keep your hands steady and have a good camera in your hands. If pranks are what you are looking for, something unusual will do, like this camera concept that is shaped like a slingshot.

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