Kudocase: Solar Powered iPad Case With Photovoltaic Ink Technology

Future iPad case should really come with a solar charger like this new case from Kudocase (previously known as Lilypad). The reason is that we can both save electricity bill (although it’s not much, every cent counts!) and could free ourselves from finding charging source when travelling. It’s not only coming with a new type of solar panel (Kudocase uses panel with photovoltaic ink technology), this Kudocase is designed to come with a built-in 10,000mAh battery that supposed to be able to provides up to 10 days of battery life, under a moderate uses.


The Photovoltaic Ink technology itself is excellent because it doesn’t require a direct sunlight before it can start recharging the battery. Although it’s better to expose it fully to the sunlight for better absorption, however, Kudocase stated that the Photovoltaic Ink technology can also generate electricity from indoor light source!

Check out the following video for more details of it:

This solar powered Kudocase for iPad is compatible with iPad 2 and the new iPad (3rd gen). It features sturdy, hard-shell, rubber-coated, biodegradable (it’s made from corn grain) protection for both surfaces, a standard stand where you can put your iPad on landscape mode for watching movies on desk, and it also coming with a built-in HDMI port where you can put your iPad display into your HDTV.


Beside recharging your iPad, this solar case can also charge other gadgets such as smartphones, MP3 players, cameras, etc. Like the video suggested, there should be a special bag where you can slide in and bring it around while it will recharge your iPhone.


It looks like a nice piece of protection with battery backup. If you are interested, you can find this Kudocase solar powered iPad case for $190 at Kudocase official site.

[via DesignBoom]

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