Whenever you pick up a new gadget, it will be yet another thing to charge. Well, not if the gadget you picked up is the adidas RPT-02 SOL because this pair of cans can self-recharge.
For this pair of wireless headphones, adidas partnered with Swedish solar technology innovators Exeger to lend the headband with solar charging ability. The adidas RPT-02 SOL headband features the tech manufacturer’s groundbreaking light cell material Powerfoyle that can harvest energy from natural and artificial light.
adidas said that solar charging is able to provide the headphones “with an abundance of playtime and the ability to charge on the go without the use of cables.”
Moreover, the headphone is built in part from recycled plastics, with 87% of the plastic used on the can being post-consumer recycled PC-ABS and recycled nylon.
Other notables include intuitive controls with control jog, an innovative light indicator on the headband to detect the strongest light for the best charge, app-enabled for tracking charge and battery status, IPX4 rated design, washable and also replaceable headband and ear cushions, and up to 80 hours of stored playtime.
The adidas RPT-02 SOL Solar-powered Headphones will be available starting August 23, 2022, for US$229, from adidasheadphones.com. It is available to order now if anyone’s keen.
The adidas RPT-02 SOL is not the first to employ Powerfoyle solar charging material, though. Last year, Urbanista also introduced a pair that uses the Swedish company’s tech. adidas and Urbanista definitely aren’t alone. There is at least another in the market.
All images courtesy of adidas.