"And we've managed to do this at very little cost. In fact, we absorbed the cost of the solar panel and didn't put up the cost of our second generation radio at all."
Freeplay CEO Rory Stear. A new handheld radio that will never need replacement batteries will be on the market soon..
"And the battery is charged in three seperate ways. You can either crank it up, or it will have a solar panel on the top and on a bright, sunny day it will accept the charge of the sun or you can plug it into the socket."
"This technology allows the watch to be charged by light sources, whether it's direct sunlight, office lighting, a lamp in your house. It will store energy from the light source, convert it into power in the watch, and has a long, long life where you don't have to worry about changing the battery once every couple of years when the standard battery would die."
In fact it should last for nearly eighty years and the watches sell for under eighty dollars.