This Swiss Solarbag Loves Your iPad

You love your iPad; that’s only natural. You feel the urge to take it with you, to protect it from harm – and, of course, to feed it a healthy diet of renewable energy. As a consequence, the Mini L Solarbag from Element5 (which comes to us via Design Buzz) might be the iPad companion you’ve been looking for.

This bag features an efficient BluCell solar panel, as well as Element5’s eMicro-Battery, which was developed specifically to recharge smartphones and iPads.  Fully charged, the eMicro holds enough juice to power your iPad for another five hours. Alternately, it can fully recharge your iPhone three times (more if the sun is actually shining while you’re charging).

Mini L Solarbag from Element5

image via Element5

But why, you ask, should I shell out the equivalent of  348 Swiss francs ($411) for a solar bag? Because this solar bag is handmade in Switzerland, and as such, will probably handle the test of time a little better than that cheap Chinese knockoff you’ve had your eye on.

Think of your iPad here.

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.