Newswise – We’ve written before about clothes that make you invisible. Most of us will never wear these, but lots of female cell phone and PDA users are interested in an invention called the “Power Purse,” which is covered with solar cells that can recharge batteries.
Joe Hynek started out with a hat with solar panels that can either heat or cool the wearer’s head, but not everyone considers it fashionable. He says, “A large problem with putting technology in clothing is that it looks dorky. My goal is to use solar cells in a way that?s unobtrusive to fashion while making something that?s useful.”