Nope, those aren’t metallic sequins you’re looking at on this swimsuit. They’re thin-film photovoltaic panels, and they do more than just cover up your unmentionables.
Designed by Andrew Schneider, the Solar Bikini is made up of small photovoltaic film strips that produce a 5-volt charge into a USB connection. You can plug in your iPod (or iPhone for that matter) and get endless music playtime on a sunny day at the beach.
The bikini is able to withstand water, so you can take a dip while wearing it.
The Solar Bikini is part of Schneider’s iDrink line and, although it’s not yet on the market, you can pre-order it today. The male version will also be available soon and will have a higher voltage output.
As Schneider sums it up, “You’ve got tunes, you’ve got beer, you’ve got sun, and you’ve got eachother in swimwear. The rest is up to you.”
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