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Solar bonsai USB charger

The 40cm high Electree has 27 solar panels and a 13,500 mAH battery. It takes about 36 hours to charge the Electree and can provide several recharges to mobile devices (typically around 2,000 mAh).

It can be remodelled to different shapes, will work in indirect sunlight and must not be watered. Not cheap at EUR291.80 plus freight.  

 A great desk ornament for the busy executive.

 

iBamboo speaker 

iBamboo is an electricity-free speaker made from a single piece of all natural bamboo. The natural resonance of the bamboo increases the sound efficiency produced by the iPhone 4/4S/5 built-in speaker. Approx $15 plus freight.

  

Direct to iPhone scanner

It’s a USB powered, 6x4”, 600 DPI scanner and dock for iPhone 4/4S (and 5 with a Lightning adaptor). At US$104.95 not cheap but could be very handy for scanning business cards and happy snaps.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Direct print from iPhone

In less than 59 seconds and without ink cartridges, it prints clear 300 dpi resolution pictures with vibrant colours, thanks to patented paper embedded with yellow, magenta, and cyan dye crystals. The printer can produce one, four, or 10 smudge- and tear-proof, fade- and water-resistant images on each 4" x 6" borderless sheet. It prints panoramic shots from a connected iPhone 5 and prints from PictBridge capable digital cameras. It also charges an iPhone 4, iPad, or iPod touch via the built-in 30-pin connector. US$159.95

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Ray Shaw

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Ray Shaw ray@im.com.au  has a passion for IT ever since building his first computer in 1980. He is a qualified journalist, hosted a consumer IT based radio program on ABC radio for 10 years, has developed world leading software for the events industry and is smart enough to no longer own a retail computer store!

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