Solar powered lounge chair?? Go on… (9 Photos)

Created by architecture students at MIT, this chair is completely solar powered and has a few other notable features as well. The chair comes with outlets for charging various gadgets and has built-in lighting that would allow you to read in the dark. Not bad.


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    • Jaeger

      …of it's kind

  • ahlixxx

    the future is now

    • funkyf

      Yea, but why does it have to look soooo uncomfortable???

  • Jay

    cool night lighting

    • Rod

      for the mosquitos, yes.

  • Dr. Strange Pants

    #8 I'm Intrigued Now
    but what do they do about rain?

    • Danger Pat

      It's a solar powered chair, not a cake. I think it will be fine in the rain.

    • Dr. Strange Pants

      wind and precipitation come hand in hand
      is no one concerned about the CHARGERS being exposed to the elements?

      • Danny Ong

        who is gonna be out there charging stuff in the rain?

  • Bryan

    Cool, but looks uncomfortable.

    • switch_24

      yeah, maybe with a different design, it would be ok.. the concept is awesome, though

  • Wino

    My boy's wicked smaht….

  • Matthew Dj-Diesel Baron

    Not gonna Lie this is pretty awesome

  • McSgwigga

    that's awesome, although I wonder how long it will be before someone rams (insert word of own choice here) into the USB ports!!

  • ranD

    am i the only one that finds this totally pointless?

    • Pbrsaau

      Yes you are

    • xyz

      No you are right it is a pointless device. Especially if you like doing your relaxing in doors. I could probably furnish a house for the price of this thing.

      • Wade Wilson

        Contraption- a device more ingenius than practical.

        Seriously, why? Just needless, really…

    • Coldzilla

      Kinda like your post?

    • aip

      Its alot of complex engineering ensuring that you can go outside and still feel like your inside. It's like a cubicle on acid….still a cubicle. simply dumb

      • ranD

        that's what i was thinking! im like, what happens when it rains? and how comfortable can wood be? AND frankly its not THAT impressive. solar panels + wiring to a USB2 port + light strip from home depot = MIT degree?

        • LuvH8fulChix

          Neat project for a highschooler. Not awesome enough for MIT.

    • 2857

      yeah awesome, thats exactly what we need. something uncomfortable to sit on, thats solar powered…?

    • Dan

      It's about innovation and creativity. It may not be the most useful device, but what did you do today? Download some porn, jerk off, and post some comments on The Chive?

  • Screwdriver

    That think would be really cool…….on fire.

    • Paula_

      Yeah, with Paula in it.

      – not Paula?

      • Justin Hall

        God damnit, Paula, now you're a troll within a troll within a troll. I'm losing track.


        • Paula_

          Deep down inside me there's an innocent, sweet child waiting to come out…

          Ate that one for breakfast.

          – the troll within the Chive

  • NateyTheGreaty

    Definitely a cool idea, just not something that seems it can survive the outdoors.

  • Diana Santos

    #5 beautiful..i want one ❤

    • aleXTC

      i want you!

  • xXbeermonkeyXx

    pretty interesting concept. how about putting some speakers in the mix and using it as an ipod soundsystem? now thats something to have in every garden

    • ranD

      see now if it had a TV in it and a game system, THEN it would be EPIC!

  • NonfatWombat

    Looks more like a swank sex chair that charges "gadgets".

  • equalizermax

    Nice sleeping place for homeless people. Now they can charge their phones and read their books at night…

  • kangoskatbot

    Needs a condom dispencer

  • MacNCheesePro

    I need one!

  • John

    #11 Looks about as comfortable as a kick in the balls.

    • Coldzilla

      First off – #11? Dude theres only 9 pics there! LOL

      And it sounds to me like youre the type of guy that gets kicked in the balls alot so I guess you should know 😉

  • AbedNadir

    It may not be comfortable, look like shit, and cost a fortune, but it sure can charge your iPad.

  • Coldzilla

    ** adds to birthday list **

  • 2cool4skool

    Seems kinda pointless, don't need to charge stuff on your lawn chair, nor do you need a built in light. Solar power can be used for much cooler things.
    If they built in a solar powered rocking motor, I'd be impressed.
    #1 #2 #3

  • FueledByAdrenaline

    #6 Tron Chair: Guaranteed to make you feel like you've made it onto The Grid!

  • Bob

    I literally don't give a fuck about the environment at all, but this is cool as shit.

  • B777

    solar powered chair… and all this time I've been using one that runs without any power at all! Literally have been sitting on a gold mine.

  • Daris

    Doesn't even look comfortable. I'd rather just have a hammock and a corona.

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