IceCard MP4 Player Concept Solar Powered

It’s called the IceCard MP4 Player and it’s powered by solar–but don’t worry, this gadget won’t melt in the sun. It’s a concept design from Walter M. Robert that takes miniaturization to a whole new level, with a music player nearly as thin as a credit card.

This portable player (which comes to us via Tuvie) uses transparent, extra-sensitive solar panels so thin the whole deal slides right into your wallet. Its bright little Amoled screen consumes very little power, so even indirect sunlight can power your tunes. The player has been designed with an aluminum clip (so you can easily attach it to a belt or shirt pocket), a 2.5 millimeter audio jack, and a nano chip to store all your favorite music.

Solar IceCard MP4 Player

image via Tuvie

We love how this player makes the iPod Nano look positively portly–and how easy it is to transport and power. Those transparent solar panels are sensitive enough to pull juice from overcast skies and ambient light, too, which means you could easily just forget about having to charge it.

So, who is going to manufacture it?

Susan DeFreitas has covered all manner of green technology for EarthTechling since 2009. She is a graduate of Prescott College for the Liberal Arts and the Environment, and has a background in marketing green businesses. Her work on green living has been featured in Yes! Magazine, the Utne Reader and Natural Home.