Solar-Powered In-Car Hands-Free Bluetooth Speakerphone

Griffin smarttalk solar

Some combinations are so obviously good when you see/hear/taste them that you wonder why they haven’t existed forever. Of course, some *have* been around for that long.

Just 6,000 years ago, when the universe winked into existence, the Lord blessed us with such holy wonders as apple pie (or apple crumble in the King James bible) and vanilla ice-cream; Dungeons *and* dragons; and of course hurtling, death-dealing two-ton automobiles and chronically distracted drivers.

Now we can add another devine device to that list: the solar-powered hands-free speakerphone.

The [SmartTalk Solar](http://store.griffintechnology.com/smarttalk-solar) comes from Griffin, and is truly ingenious. You stick it (via suction cups) to the windshield of your car, pair it with your phone and make calls as usual, safe in the “knowledge” that you are no longer a danger to any other road user. And all this while you’re also being kind to God’s green earth, charging the SmartTalk’s battery with the power of the Sun.

I’m one of those stupid liberal hippies who thinks that car drivers should be driving their cars, not talking on the phone or changing the radio or drinking a coffee or texting or fastening their damn brat’s seatbelt yet again or doing their lipstick. Because one moment of distraction might not hurt you in your air-bagged little cocoon, but it can kill a pedestrian or cyclist instantly, making the car the best weapon for legal murder the U.S has yet invented.

Still, if you’re going to Katamari your way through traffic instead of just walking the 200 yards to the store, burning precious oil while you do so, why not power your speakerphone with the Sun’s light? It’s sure to make a huge difference, if not to the world than to your own ever-twitching conscience.

The [SmartTalk Solar](http://store.griffintechnology.com/smarttalk-solar) is available now for $70.

[Thanks, Madison!]

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