Solar Powered Remote Control
Fair adequate, if your lounge is continuously cloaked in darkness just heavy curtains and a thirst for residence cinema provides. But most lounges must have enough sun light to charge a solar TV remote, such as this stylish Philips number.
Whilst it won't be offered outside European countries (it comes down bundled with regards to Econova LED TV, which consumes 40W of energy whenever in its eco-friendly mode), I'm mad keen on the style. The image recommends it slides, but that's really and truly just a clever image layering the most effective and bottom on each various other.
The control (and television) continue purchase in November for £1199 in the UK (£$1, 910), but ideally it will probably encourage other producers doing one thing in solar-powered remote industry.
I do not have to remind you how painful it is prising your self from a comfy couch, in order to change the channel as the batteries have died. After 30 minutes of blowing from the electric batteries, rubbing them between two palms, and switching all of them around, clearly. I'm sure you all know my pain. [Ecofriend via UberGizmo]