I am a born and raised Jersey girl. When summertime comes to the Garden State, the first thing that everyone does is grab their beach bags and head down the shore. In addition to the boardwalk, the fried Oreos and the ocean, one of the major attractions are all of the super hot ladies walking around in their super small swimsuits.
So you get to the beach and make your way through the crowd to find yourself a place on the sand. Enjoying the fresh ocean breeze, you lay out your towel and set up your cooler getting yourself ready for a nice relaxing nap in the sunshine with your favorite tunes playing on your iPod. You press power and nothing happens. Low battery?? What do you mean low battery?!? You’ve got another 8 hours of sunshine in your day and you’re going to be stuck listening to the boring conversations of the creepy old guy in a speedo on the towel next to you?
Not if Andrew Schneider has anything to do with it.
The New York based designer came up with the ingenious idea of combining everyone’s favorite belly bearing skimpy swimwear with solar panels so that you could simultaneously enjoy the sunshine while powering your favorite USB devices at the same time.
The bikini is made out of photovoltaic film strips (aka tiny solar panels) and sewn together with conductive thread. There is a female USB port hooked up to the suit so that you can charge your iPod, Kindle or whatever USB powered gadgets that might need charging,including your cell phone! Imagine being able to stay in touch with the rest of your world even when you were too drunk the night before to remember to plug your phone in.
And guys, don’t worry…you won’t have to keep asking your girlfriend if you can steal some of her power. There is also a male version of the Solar Bikini called the iDrink. Since there is a larger surface area in the men’s suit to cover the larger man parts, the voltage is increased. This allows the wearer to power the custom beer cozy that comes with the suit, so that even on the hottest of summer days, you can keep your beer nice and chilled.
Sunshine, bathing suits, cold beer and fully charged electronics?
Sounds like a win win situation to me.