“We have seen many solar chargers in our day. Among all of them, the Window Socket is an idea so fabulously simple. Its debut in U.S. will definitely be a major milestone. Designed by Kyuho Song & Boa Oh, the portable socket plugs to a window and draws solar power to an internal battery, which enables one to either plug in small devices to the outlet right there and then, or save the stored power for use during night time hours. It is easy.
According to Yanko Design, Kyuho Song & Boa Oh “tried to design a portable socket, so that users can use it intuitively without special training.” The charger, with a suction plate, sticks to a window like a leech to human skin and encircles the solar panel. On its underside are solar panels which converts solar energy into electricity, and a basic outlet feeds the converted solar power to a device.
You can use this converter device wherever there is daylight or restricted use of electricity, even on a plane. Moreover, the charger stores energy. Since the battery on the Window Socket is very small; at 1000mAh, the stored power might be just enough to charge a mobile phone. Moreover, it takes five to eight hours to fully charge. However, the Window Socket is still a concept. Eventually, the designers hope to increase its efficiency, energy storage and charge time.”
(Photos by Kyuho Song & Boa Oh)