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The Leaf Bracelet Mobile Phone Runs on Solar Power, Love

By: Susan Read - Published: Aug 11, 2009 • References: yankodesign
There is nothing like a new technology design that brings us back to nature. The Leaf is a solar charging mobile phone that you wear on your wrist.  The solar cells are on its front panel, so it juices up while you’re out walking, biking, or basking in the sun.

This is a beautiful design by Seungkyun Woo and Junyi Heo, inspired by the process of photosynthesis. Although the phone only serves the traditional phone functions of calls and messages, there is something soothing about the Leaf phone’s return-to-basics approach.  

The Leaf’s real purpose is to “remind people that they can contribute to energy efficiency.” 

Now that’s a fashion accessory with a message! And it’s one feeling we’re happy to wear on our sleeves, or in this case, our wrists.