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A Solar Surge for iPod

There have been a few solar-powered chargers out for a while now, but until now Apple has stayed resolutely away from lending its name to anything that might cut down on its products’ energy use. Until now that is.

If you happen to have a new model of the iPod or iPhone Touch, you will be able to get yourself a solar-powered charger designed specifically for your machine, and officially licensed by Apple. Called the Solar Surge, it will be available in the States for $70 later on this month. No news on a UK release date as yet.

It looks pretty cool, it has to be said, and while Apple didn’t actually make the gadget (Novothink did), it’s at least an encouraging sign that energy efficient ways of using new tech are inching their way into the thoughts of humungous mega corps like Apple. Three cheers!

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