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Sun-Powered Purses

The Diffus Solar Handbag Fuses Fashion and Pragmatism

— May 28, 2011 — Eco
While handbags with solar cells that charge electronic devices have already been created, the Diffus solar handbag attempts to up the ante by creating a solar handbag that is extremely stylish with the ability to completely charge a cell phone and help find a set of keys in dark lighting.

The Diffus solar handbag contains 100 small solar power stations that charge a mobile device and a powerful lithium-ion battery. When in a dark or nighttime setting, the bag sends out optical fibers that illuminate your bag and make it easy to spot anything inside you have trouble finding.

Diffus hasn't announced a release date or price point for the solar handbag, but one can expect something so nifty and practical to cost a pretty penny.
Trend Themes
1. Solar-powered Accessories - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Create stylish and functional accessories, such as handbags, that incorporate solar power to charge electronic devices.
2. Fashionable Tech Integration - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Merge fashion and technology by creating stylish accessories that incorporate innovative tech features, like lighting systems or charging capabilities.
3. Smart Illumination - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Develop smart lighting solutions for bags and accessories that use optical fibers to illuminate the interior and make it easier to find items.
Industry Implications
1. Fashion Accessories - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Innovate within the fashion accessories industry by creating new products that merge practicality with style, such as solar-powered handbags.
2. Electronics - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Explore the integration of solar power and advanced battery technology in electronic devices, including mobile phones and other portable gadgets.
3. Lighting Solutions - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Develop lighting solutions for various applications, such as incorporating optical fiber technology in bags, clothing, or interior design to provide efficient and stylish illumination.
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