Adidas will now sell you a pair of solar-powered headphones

The Adidas RPT-02 SOL Bluetooth headphones. | Image: Adidas

Solar-powered gadgets are nothing new — Logitech has sold keyboards you never have to plug in for over a decade now. But an audio headset where barely there solar cells blend into the design? Until this week, we’d only ever tried one of those. Now, there are at least four.

On Tuesday, Adidas announced the RPT-02 SOL, a $230 pair of self-charging Bluetooth cans with Exeger’s Powerfoyle solar cells built right into the recycled plastic headband (via Engadget). That’s the same exact technology as in the Urbanista Los Angeles solar-powered headphones we reviewed last year, and they also quote the same 80 hours of “reserve” battery life, even in a pitch-black room.

Image: Adidas

I wouldn’t know it held solar cells…

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Author: Sean Hollister