The weather is starting to warm up, the sun is starting to shine, and with all of that comes sitting out in the sun with your favorite device. But of course, with the sun shining on its LED screen, you won’t be able to see it that well, so you better bring an umbrella. And if you’ve got an umbrella between your screen and those energy-bearing rays, it only makes sense to capture a few for charging purposes. You wouldn’t want to cut that summer day short because of a low battery warning. But with the solar market umbrella, your summer can go on and on.
The umbrella packs four 10″ x 4.25″ solar panels that point skyward to charge up a 1000mA battery. USB ports in the pole provide easy access to your freshly grabbed power. The umbrella has a 9-foot diameter and stands 8 feet tall. For $99.95 it can be yours from Hammacher Schlemmer.