Solar Solutions – Plug It On The Window by Yankodesign

Solar Solutions – Plug It On The Window by Yankodesign: The Window Socket offers a neat way to harness solar energy and use it as a plug socket. So far we have seen solutions that act as a solar battery backup, but none as a direct plug-in. Simple in design, the plug just attaches to any window and does its job intuitively.

Designers: Kyuho Song & Boa Oh

Solar Solutions – Plug It On The Window by Yankodesign

Solar Solutions – Plug It On The Window by Yankodesign

The creation of Korean designers Kyuho Song and Boa Oh, the Window Socket is a portable, suction plate-based solar converter-charger that functions as a standard (at this point, European) plug. Stick it on any window — at home, in the office, car windshield, commuter train — where there’s decent sunlight, and the device automatically starts converting sunlight into electric energy. Once fully charged – it takes about five to eight hours — remove the Window Socket and you have yourself a handy-dandy little outlet-on-the-go that maintains its charge for an unfortunately short 10 hours.

Although you don’t necessary have to remove the Window Socket to plug in, the device’s compact size makes it a shoo-in for outdoor excursions. However, with that 10-hour battery life, the window-to-wilderness timeframe is a bit tight.

Solar Solutions – Plug It On The Window by Yankodesign

Explain the designers:

This product is intended to enabled you to use electricity freely and conveniently in a space restricted in the use of electricity, such as in a plane, a car, and outdoors. Thus, this product was meant to draw out a socket used indoors outward. We tried to design a portable socket, so that users can use it intuitively without special training.
As pointed out by more than a few commenters — the device’s initial appearance over at Yanko Design impressively garnered more than 300 comments — the big drawback here aside from the slow charge time is that the Window Socket’s battery is currently at 1000mAh which isn’t enough juice to really power anything save for a smartphone or other low-voltage mobile gadget.Solar Solutions – Plug It On The Window by YankodesignSo nope, there will be no fiddling around on your laptop or be vacuuming the house with this solar-powered converter-charger combo that, in the words of Sarah Laskow over at Grist, “attaches to a window like a leech to human skin.”

Solar Solutions – Plug It On The Window by Yankodesign

Solar Solutions – Plug It On The Window by Yankodesign

Solar Solutions – Plug It On The Window by Yankodesign

Leave a Reply