• Mon, Jun 6 2011

Would You Wear: A Solar-Powered Swimsuit

A designer in Brooklyn has created a swimsuit that can charge your iPod while you sunbathe. According to the Post:

The solar-powered swimsuit features photovoltaic panels sewn together with conductive thread to soak up the sun while you’re soaking up the sun.

The hand-stitched suit costs nearly $200 to make.

As a sidenote, apparently he hopes to make trunks for men that cool beer.

So, here we have yet another swimsuit you can’t swim in. And yet… it’s actually more useful than Herve Leger’s infamous sunsuit. Now, if only this guy could make a suit that charges you iPod and blocks malignant tumors, we’d be in business.

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  • Eileen

    No. I just don’t see the point of a bathing suit you can’t swim in. At least it does something, I guess, but it’s still silly to wear a suit you can’t get wet.

    • Meghan Keane

      But it’s perfect for all the sunbathing areas in New York that are cut off from the water like a prison! Who needs water to enjoy the sun? Not any of the people caged in at Water Taxi Beach with fully charged iPhones.

    • Eileen

      I guess I don’t really “sunbathe” – I wear a swimsuit if I’m going to swim; but if there’s no water I wear a shirt and shorts and DO something – run or bike or sit in the shade and read a book.