Detroit-based industrial designer Eric Strebel, along with his partner Jim Nogarian, have launched a Kickstarter campaign seeking funding for the Solar Vox, a solar powered USB charger. Inspired by the Minty Boost DIY charger, Strebel added a solar panel to recharge a pair of AA batteries or connect directly to your portable device. The housing allows you to angle the solar panel easily to optimize charging, and features a built-in storage compartment to hold your phone while charging.
The project video explains the whole thing nicely, including footage of the sketch models. Pre-order yours now to help bring this product to market. Deadline is Jan. 28.
While you're at it, check out Strebel's portfolio at Coroflot.com too!