Sun-Powered Bikini Charges Phone, Other Devices

Brooklyn-based designer Andrew Schneider has unveiled a sun-powered bikini. The iKini consists of tiny solar panels sewn together — enough to power a cell phone. Schneider told the International Business Times a wearer should dry-off the iKini before plugging in any devices.

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Just in time for beach season, Brooklyn-based designer Andrew Schneider has unveiled a sun-powered bikini. The iKini consists of 40 tiny solar panels sewn together, enough to power a cell phone. Schneider told the International Business Times the wearer could take a dip in the iKini but recommends drying off before plugging in. he's now working on men's swim trunks equipped with a solar powered pocket for cooling a beer.

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