SolarKindle Lighted Cover | US$79.99 | www.solarmio.com
battery life is probably the last thing you are worried about for e-ink based ebook reader but if you think three to four weeks of reading time isn’t going to be enough for you, then perhaps the SolarFocus SolarKindle Lighted Cover is the must-have accessory for your Kindle. touted as the “first practical solar gadget”, the SolarKindle is the world’s first solar powered ebook reader cover. SolarKindle is crafted from premium leather and features an integrated solar panel with a dual-charging reserve battery that is said to enable your Kindle to last up to three months without plugging it in for charging. of course, that figure requires your SolarKindle to be “under normal sunlight environment.” accordingly to its maker, an hour under direct sunlight is enough to keep your Kindle juiced up for up to three days. though battery life is less of an issue for e-ink based ebook reader, lighting condition certainly poses an issue when it comes to reading e-ink based display under low light condition and for that, the SolarKindle has a built-in LED reading lamp aimed squarely in resolving this issue. the LED lamp can be powered continuously for up to 50 hours by the SolarKindle’s battery. if camping out in the wilderness with your trusty Kindle for months on end is what you love to do, then the SolarKindle might just be one of the essential accessory that you will need. the SolarKindle Lighted Cover will be available mid of this month with a price tag of $79.99. prior to its availability, it will make its public appearance at the CES 2012 in Las Vegas this week.