Tommy Hilfiger Does Solar Jackets for Trickle-Charging Fashionistas

By Gary Cutlack on at

This bizarre tartan fusion is part coat and part phone charger, housing a 1500mAh battery that gradually fills itself should the sun come out when you're out walking the streets in your posh new coat.

Made by Pvilion, the panels feed the battery and are detachable for your comfort, with Tommy Hilfiger, maker of the coat bit, creating a hardy outdoor green option for men and the blue one for ladies. The price is $599 (£380). No word on if you can apply for a feed-in tariff grant to help claw back the initial outlay. [Pvilion via Cnet]