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The SoliCharger-SP by Sol Light is a carrying case, solar charger and amplified speaker system rolled into one. It works with virtually any cell phone, iPod, MP3 player and even Sony PlayStation, according to the manufacturer.

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It can charge through sunlight or from a 110 AC outlet, a 12V car adapter or a USB port on a computer. When the amplified speakers are plugged in, the SoliCharger becomes a tiny portable sound system. It retails for $59.95. Sol Light, Hood River, Ore., (888) 557-6464.

This article originally appeared in the February 2012 issue.