Ladies, take your battle for the environment a little closer to your heart with a solar-powered bra that can generate enough electric energy to charge a mobile phone or an iPod.
Lingerie maker Triumph International Japan Ltd unveiled its environmentally friendly, and green colored, "Solar Power Bra" on Wednesday in Tokyo which features a solar panel worn around the stomach.
The panel requires light to generate electricity and the concept bra will not be in stores anytime soon, said Triumph spokeswoman Yoshiko Masuda, as "people usually can not go outside without wearing clothes over it."
But it does send the message of how lingerie could possibly save the planet, Masuda said, adding that the bra should not be washed or sunned on a rainy day to avoid damaging it.
I don't know about you, but I'd have second (and third thoughts) about letting my daughter wear this new gizmo out in public. Then again, when you consider the benefits it brings, perhaps a bit of redesign could accelerate this prototype from idea to the open market. I don't see why they can't incorporate the idea into your regular baseball cap or tshirt. Only a matter of time me thinks. While we wait, just imagine... your wife is in the middle of her shopping spree, remembers she has to call you, then finds out her cell phone is low on power. She whips out her charge cord, plugs it into her phone and the other end into her bra. Oh groan...