BMW i Collection: Luxurious Eco-Friendly Tech Accessories

Bummed because you can’t afford the new BMW i8 plug-in hybrid? Don’t worry, you can still get in on the action. BMW recently announced that it will branch out into the tech accessory industry with its new i Collection.

Inspired by the ideas behind the BMW i-concept, the new family of high-performance accessories will sport an impressive list of eco-friendly technologies and materials, like solar panels and recycled fabric.

BMW i Collection 1

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The i Collection of lifestyle products will launch in mid-October, and according to BMW, is meant to bring the same careful design principles present in the vehicles to a complementary collection of accessories for the tech-savvy individual. Three of the collection’s headlining products include a Solar Charger, the Urban Mega Shopper and Laptop Bag.

BMW i Collection Collage

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More details from the official press release:

The compact BMW i Solar Charger features a large charging surface and integrated rechargeable battery. “It comes with a charging cable that has a range of different slot-on connectors, allowing you to charge mobile devices and MP3 players without burdening resources.” If you need faster charging from time to time, then a USB port lets you supply the unit’s battery with non-solar power.

The BMW i Urban Mega Shopper is a versatile tote made from olive leaf-tanned leather and a felt-like fabric made from recycled PET plastic.

The Urban Mega Shopper’s spacious main compartment is designed to accommodate the matching BMW i Laptop Bag, whose strong sleeve protects your computer on the move.

The entire BMW i Collection will be available at selected retailers and online at www.bmw-shop.de from October 2013 onwards.

Beth Buczynski is a freelancer writer and editor currently living in the Rocky Mountain West. Her articles appear on Care2, Ecosalon and Inhabitat, just to name a few. So far, Beth has lived in or near three major U.S. mountain ranges, and is passionate about protecting the important ecosystems they represent. Follow Beth on Twitter as @ecosphericblog