Biggest Solar Storm in Years Hits Earth, Expect Power Disruptions
A true techie is firmly attached to her PDA, music player, digital camera, and other can't-live-without gadgets at all times -- rain or shine, land or sea. Sure, it might be the perfect day to hit the beach, but are those afternoon hours of relaxing on the sand really worth the withdrawal symptoms you suffer from having to leave your electronics behind? Fret not, tech-fiends. The summer months, in cahoots with the ever-evolving gadget industry, bring forth a slew of water-safe, portable versions of your plug-ins so you can stay connected even while in the pool. Chat it up while you float on your blow-up raft with a waterproof bluetooth headset, take underwater video with a Sanyo digital camcorder, and lug all your e-loot in a solar charging tote! Take a look at the slideshow and see how your beach days can get a major upgrade.
by meg donohue
Admit it: You're a tried-and-true multi-tasker. There is no errand so complex that you can't simultaneously catch up with your besties on your cell phone. You've bought shoes while rehashing last night's date on your phone, tried on sunglasses while making dinner plans with three friends across town, and picked out your new iPhone...while gabbing on your old iPhone. So you know that few things are as frustrating as helplessly watching your phone battery die a speedy death as you chat your way around town. Chic, solar bags to the rescue! Solar bags use the sun's energy--those sweltering summer days are good for something!--To recharge cell phones and computers, even when you're on the go. Swing one of these stylish numbers on your shoulder and you'll never be faced with the horror of old fashioned single-tasking again. Click on the SLIDESHOW to check them out!