Solar camera strap concept shines

Designer Weng Jie has created a camera neck strap concept which through solar-film will charge an attached DSLR.

Grabbing your camera as you're about to head out, only to find it's running low on power is one inconvenience that designer Weng Jie is hoping he can solve.

The designer has recently created an incredibly simple yet brilliant conceptual camera strap that would do away with the need to worry about whether your DSLR was charged or not.

His eco-friendly idea takes a camera's normal neck strap and adds solar-film into it. If his vision was to become a reality, the solar-film neck strap would hopefully give the attached camera enough power to snap away, all thanks to the sun's forever generous rays.

Gizmodo pointed out that such gadgetry has been attempted before, but in the past solar chargers have been created for more power hungry devices like smartphones. If this concept were to become a reality, then the hope is it would work effectively due to modern DSLRs having very low power demands.

Jie's idea is a good one that I would like to see in reality soon - as forgetting to charge my Nikon D40 is a common occurrence.

[Via Yanko Design]

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