Urbanista's solar-charging headphones could be the end of cables | Engadget

In short, with some fairly typical listening and precisely no interaction with a charging cable, the headphones have more battery life than when I received them. So far, youre only really slowing down their battery use by a tiny amount.As I already hinted at, things get a lot more interesting once you head outside. The promise was simple: even indoors, these headphones will slowly charge when not in use. The battery life is obviously a selling point if you frequently find yourself without gas while on the go. Thats the current battery level on the pair of Urbanistas Los Angeles headphones sitting on my desk. But take them outside (and with good sunshine) and they will even charge while in use. When the photons are abundant, the chart turns a pale green and a reassuring up arrow lets you know the headphones are gaining power.
81 percent. Thats the current battery level on the pair of Urbanistas Los Angeles headphones sitting on my desk. When I took them out of the box about a week ago, the battery level was 75 percent. Nu… [+7370 chars]